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Stars Best Of

Cranberries Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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1. Dreams
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Ode To My Family
5. I Can't Be With You
6. Ridiculous Thoughts
7. Salvation
8. Free To Decide
9. When You're Gone
10. Hollywood
11. Promises
12. Animal Instinct
13. Just My Imagination
14. You & Me
15. Analyse
16. Time Is Ticking Out
17. This Is The Day
18. Daffodil Lament
19. New New York (Previously Unreleased)
20. Stars (Previously Unreleased)

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Stars draws together, chronologically, the Cranberries' very best work. Their worldwide hit debut album is represented by the soft Celtic lilt of "Linger" and "Dreams". The follow-up, No Need to Argue, contributes five tracks, including the grungy "Zombie", while the anti-drug treatise "Salvation" and the street-corner-style "When You're Gone" appear from To the Faithful Departed, along with "Hollywood" and "Free to Decide". Both 1999's Bury the Hatchet and 2001's Wake Up and Smell the Coffee feature strongly as well, the latter being marked by the new-found contentment of the band's hitherto spiky vocalist Dolores O'Riordan.

As often with best-of packages, previously unreleased material is included, but as fans will know, the main reason to possess this CD is the Cranberries' unique combination of agonised love songs, vicious invective and beautiful melodies. --Dominic Wills

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great compilation, but... Oct. 23 2003
Format:Audio CD
..."Free To Decide" should have been unedited, and the "STARS" DVD should have been included, so here's what should be instead:
CD - STARS: THE BEST OF 1992-2002
1. Dreams
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Ode To My Family
5. I Can't Be With You
6. Ridiculous Thoughts
7. Salvation
8. Free To Decide (full version)
9. When You're Gone
10. Hollywood
11. Promises
12. Animal Instinct
13. You & Me
14. Just My Imagination
15. Analyse
16. Time Is Ticking Out
17. This Is The Day
18. Daffodil Lament
19. New New York
20. Stars
DVD - STARS: THE BEST OF 1992-2002
1. Dreams
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Ode To My Family
5. I Can't Be With You
6. Ridiculous Thoughts
7. Salvation
8. Free To Decide
9. When You're Gone
10. Promises
11. Animal Instinct
12. You & Me
13. Just My Imagination
14. Analyse
15. Time Is Ticking Out
16. This Is The Day
17. Stars
Alternate Takes:
1. Dreams
2. Ridiculous Thoughts
3. When You're Gone
4. Analyse
Live At Vicar Square:
1. Daffodil Lament
2. Empty
3. Sunday
Documentary
DVD-ROM
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Compilation Of The Cranberries Oct. 4 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It has been a decade since Limerick's finest kids came into our stereos, our CD players, and our lives with their mystic, yet mellow 1992 debut of 'Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?.' Since then, it's been quite an emotional ride for The Cranberries. Throughout their, so far, ten years of surreal highs (Their epic LPs of the Stephen Street-produced 'Everybody Else...' and 'No Need To Argue,' their graceful comeback with 1999's 'Bury The Hatchet,'etc. etc.) and terrible lows (1996's bleak and uninspiring 'To The Faithful Departed' album and the emotionally-draining tour that followed that), Dolores O' Riordan, Noel and Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler have crafted out incredibly jangly-rocking, yet thought-provoking melodies from unfortunate love ('Linger' and 'I Can't Be With You'), to the Troubles in Northern Ireland ('Zombie'), to, even, September 11th ('New New York'), and self-discovery ('Ode To My Family' and 'Just My Imagination'). Their unique and beautiful blend of shimmering guitars, passionate bass and drum playing, and lush, (and quite [lovely]) Celtic-like vocals courtesy of O' Riordan, herself, The Cranberries provided an euphoric sound which would become a permanent etching in the soundtrack for our modern-day lives.
Thus, what fine way to represent the band and their music than with their 20-song compilation. With anthemic songs that present hope, endurance, seriousness, with an infinite yearning , 'Stars: The Best Of 1992-2002' is a very-class representation of timeless, brilliant songs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Strong Retrospective Sept. 28 2002
Format:Audio CD
The Cranberries started out the early nineties as one of pop's most promising musical units, thanks in large part to their knack for melodic dream pop and Dolores O'Riordan's Sinead-like wail. Somewhere along the way, however, they seemed to stray from their initial path, with their music becoming increasingly riddled with overt political commentary(which, when lyricized by O'Riordan, was almost always laughable)and musically even sounding occasionally like just another corporate rock band, the only difference being the screaming banshee lead singer. But, when they were good, they were very good--'Linger' remains their shining moment, but they still managed several small jewels among the otherwise overbaked rubbish that often littered their studio sets. Both 'Dreams' and the hard-rocking 'Zombie' rate among their best--and they must have thought so too, considering as how they remade both later under the titles 'Analyse' and 'Hollywood', respectively. That aside, there's little to complain about here--this is a strong retrospective that actually does everyone the favor of wading through their spotty studio sets and placing all their essential music front and center on one disc. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Out with a BANG! June 19 2006
Format:Audio CD
Delores O'Riordan definitely chose a perfect time to disband this band. Although their legacy is an amazing one, had they gone on, they may have had to stoop to something very "pop-sounding", and that wouldn't be good.

The Cranberries greatest hits are defintely their greatest. To say they went out on top is not exactly accurate, but to say they went out at their peak is.

The Berries best songs came from "No Need To Argue," which is also their best album. This is proven by the fan-picked, non-single, "Daffodil Lament." I personally would have picked "Forever Yellow Skies" from "Faithful Departed", but this is a classic song anyway. "Zombie" was an incredibly good song, and I'm glad they didn't edit it, unlike "Promises", which IS edited on this compliation.

Bottom line, if you like all the songs on this cd, I suggest going out and buying their previous albums as well...it'll definitely give you an idea of what their legacy is all about!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection
Though some of their best is still missing from this album, at least "Promises", and "Zombie" are on this album, those are both amazing songs that I still... Read more
Published on May 16 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars most of their best
This is a very good collection of the Cranberries hits and should-be hits. Basicaly, most of their best tunes. Read more
Published on April 27 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
4.0 out of 5 stars Irish "Stars".
This is a pretty good collection from the best selling Irish group of all time, after "U2". Read more
Published on April 20 2004 by H3@+h
3.0 out of 5 stars some good songs
If this were Dolores and The Cranberries Greates Hits probably would get 4 stars. There are some beautiful songs, mainly in the first part. Some others should had not be incluided. Read more
Published on Nov. 16 2003 by bobby peru
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sweetest Thing...
This is it!!! One of the best compilations of one band ever assembled. Though many of the songs are shortened to their single versions, it does not detract from the incredible... Read more
Published on Sept. 3 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sweetest Thing...
This is it!!! One of the best compilations of one band ever assembled. Though many of the songs are shortened to their single versions, it does not detract from the incredible... Read more
Published on Sept. 3 2003 by Ensign Seska
4.0 out of 5 stars Lucky "Stars".
This hits collection is just about as good as it could be. I would have liked to have a few more moody songs like "I Still Do" or "Dreaming my Dreams", but at... Read more
Published on Aug. 12 2003 by H3@+h
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits of one of the most important Irish rock groups
Well,i can not say nothing bad about it - a solid singles compilation from this magnificent irish band,Features their biggest hits like "linger", "salvation" ,... Read more
Published on July 29 2003 by Mike Chadwick
5.0 out of 5 stars They are the best
The Crainberries are unique in so many ways they inspire you and make you feel different emotions that are beautiful and yet elegant they bring back memories they encourage you but... Read more
Published on May 26 2003 by Ashley Cole
4.0 out of 5 stars The essentials are all here...
While I wish this U.S. release was a 2-disc set (they deserve it!) this disc includes the most important and famous works of the Irish quartet. Read more
Published on April 26 2003 by Ian Calloway
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