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To the Faithful Departed Import
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This is the Cranberries' contribution to the time-honored difficult-third-album syndrome, with the Irish quartet--particularly frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan--working to expand its musical base and stretch out in new lyrical directions. While their efforts are only partially successful, the band approaches the task with such cocky confidence that the album maintains a consistently high level of likableness. The band employs a convincingly aggressive instrumental attack on "Salvation" and "Hollywood," while the lilting balladry of "Free to Decide" and "When You're Gone" underlines O'Riordan's ties to Celtic folk tradition. And while her efforts at tackling current events on "War Child," "Bosnia," and the controversial "I Shot John Lennon" are hit-and-miss, her obvious sense of commitment gives those songs an undeniable power. --Scott Schinder
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Yes, some of the desperate political messages can get annoying, but if that is the worst thing about this album, that's not saying much. There are always going to be those few songs that you don't listen to as much, but in this case it isn't because they're bad, its just because you fall in love with the other ones.
'The Rebels' has got to be the best track on this album. Her loud, powerful voice just blows you away, plus the melody is great. 'Yellow skies' is brilliant. It's one of those songs that you just have to sing along with. 'Hollywood' and 'Salvation' really gives you a reminder of how hard they can rock, so if you like that style definately listen to those.
All in all, EVERY song is worth listening to. Even the intermission is beautiful. Ultimately, I read too much negative information about this album, costing me time that I could have used enjoying it's unique style.
Somehow most of the tracks here are mostly forgotten. Unlike 'No Need To Argue' which is a compilation of memorable tracks, 'To The Faithful Departed' is at best a mediocre offering with outstanding tracks; When You're Gone, Free To Decide, Salvation, songs that shouldn't be missed out on a greatest hits compilation.
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my sister and i grew up listening to the moody blues, eric clapton, and the cranberries, my mother's favorite groups. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2003 by kate
And boy is this a turkey! There's nothing worse than rock stars trying to "change the world" with trite lyrics and vapid sermonizing. Read morePublished on May 18 2003 by Anonymous
This is one of the Cranberries best albums. It has both more punk rock numbers than the earlierco0mpilations, as well as more ballads. Read morePublished on July 30 2002 by Gary Selikow
...and this time with a new style. This time The Cranberries have put a more rock emphasis on their music while in No Need To Argue and Everyone Else Is Doing It, they put a more... Read morePublished on May 30 2002 by Stephen M Weathers
The Cranberries have done it again with moving songs that touch the heart. Although this album is not as good as Everyone Else Is Doing It.. it is wonderfully put together. Read morePublished on May 29 2002 by Stephen M Weathers
I don't see what the problem is. Ok. This cd is no masterpiece. But it is really good. I give it 3.5 stars of 5 so I actually give it 4. Read morePublished on April 5 2002 by Borghildur Jónsdóttir
A lot of people don't like this album because it's such a departure from the sound of their previous albums. Read morePublished on April 3 2002 by Thijs