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Bury The Hatchet
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|13. Dying In The Sun|
Cranberries ~ Bury The Hatchet [Explicit Cove
On the heels of their smash debut, the brilliantly titled Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, and the even more popular follow-up, No Need to Argue, the Cranberries fell victim to the same bad instincts as a thousand ascendant pop stars before them--they started taking themselves way too seriously. The dreary, self-important To the Faithful Departed was the result, and fans that had thrilled to the gossamer melodies of "Linger" and "Dreams" or the powerful crunch of "Zombie" abandoned the group in droves. They might want to reconsider. Bury the Hatchet is a welcome return to form that focuses on sweeping melodies and soaring vocals while leaving the grand pronouncements to those more suited to making them--Zack de la Rocha, say, or, at the very least, Bono. Bury the Hatchet is brimming with gorgeous tunes such as "Animal Instinct," "Saving Grace," "You and Me," and the delicate "Shattered." "Promises" and "Delilah," meanwhile, are feisty rockers, showing off Dolores O'Riordan's keening voice and confirming the band's ability to play to the back rows. --Daniel Durchholz
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While the first two efforts were outstanding, I felt that the group began to drift in a different, not bad, just different direction for their follow up to "No Need To Argue" titled "To The Faithful Departed."
While they kept the clever creativity in titles, and phrases, nothing seemed to spark me as much as it did in the past, until the release of their fourth album simply titled "Bury The Hatchet."
At first listen to the beginning strums of the guitar in the light-rock edged "Animal Instinct" till the very last piano key hit on "Dying In The Sun", the album in my personal opinion is an amazing journey, and their best effort to this date. However, they have slowed down some, meaning, you won't find political moving statements such as "Zombie", or the tearful heartwrenching emotion such as in "Dreams", but it is still addicting none-the-less. And who says, those who have moved audinences many times before in the past don't deserve to have a good day every now and then? Delores has been through a lot in her life, and for once, its nice to hear the change in music and hear her sing not only about the bad in her life and for the freedom of her country, but now she also sings about her good days too...and for those who can't accept it and just realize that The Cranberries are all about the music, then I feel sorry for you, you shouldn't be so hard on her, because in all honesty, you don't even have to be a hardcore fan (which I am) to enjoy this album. Its just plain and simple, amazing music with a good message that rocks!
just listen for yourself.
This CD still has some of the angst that seemed to be a common thread of The Cranberries first two CDs, but there are some songs that stray quite far from heavily angst-ridden songs. Some of this music is very interesting and more rock-influenced than some of their earlier music as well. "Loud and Clear", as an example, has overlaid vocal tracks, a fast rock beat, some synthesized horn, though with a relationship theme. "Promises" similarly has a heavy rock beat with strident lead guitar; very impressive song that makes full use of Dolores O'Riordan's vocal talent.
There are also songs reminiscent of their first two albums, for example "You and Me", though in the case of this song the theme is love forever, a very positive song. Another lovely song is "Just My Imagination", which has a fairy-tale theme, rock-influenced but still solid Cranberries. "Saving Grace" is just plain pretty, and another positive song. This song perhaps could have been released as a single. "What's on My Mind" is another positive love song, which again sounds very similar to the music on the first two Cranberries CDs.
There are a several other songs I really enjoy from this CD. "Shattered" is a laid back song, an acoustic guitar taking the musical lead with the principal focus being Dolores' voice. "Desperate Andy" has a good beat and some interesting vocal effects.Read more ›
1) Animal Instinct - Nice guitars (somewhat late-era Cure), good opener.
2) Loud And Clear - the horn section is a highlight; hints of Siouxsie & the Banshees in the guitars.
3) Promises - good choice for a blistering first single.
4) You And Me - the horn section makes a welcome return; a kind of balm for 'Promises'
5) Just My Imagination - carefree yet focused, reminds of 2nd album
6) Shattered - string section looks back at the first 2 albums, and is a welcome return
7) Desperate Andy - this song is somewhat different; reminds of Morrissey
8) Saving Grace - a return to more familiar territory; my personal least favorite
9) Copycat - while the music is strong, the lyrics are really the highlight here
10) What's On My Mind - the strings make another appearance & add much to this song
11) Delilah - 2nd only to 'Promises' in its blistering quality
12) Fee Fi Fo - not a personal favorite in terms of music, but a strong message
13) Dying In The Sun - good closer, features piano instead of guitars
Bury The Hatchet is well-crafted and highly recommended for lovers of their first 3 albums!
Most recent customer reviews
This is definitely an album made for those who are already major fans of the Cranberries. It very much makes use of the sound and lyrics we as fans recognize as Dolores O'... Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by Ensign Seska
'Bury The Hatchet' receives an award for being the first CD I ever threw in the trash.Published on Jan. 18 2004
This album is a masterpiece...the songs are fresh, original, and full of melody...everything you'd expect from the Cranberries and some. Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2002 by Craig
When they burst onto the scene from Ireland in the early 90's. the music world thought these guys were gonna be the biggest thing since U2! Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2002 by Joseph Bryan
Why The Cranberries are one of my favorite bands, I must say that this cd qualifies as their weakest. The new cd "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" is much better. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2002 by Adam
Bury the Hatchet is definately my favortie Cranberries CD. The Lyrics are akward in some places but it works very well, and the meaning of it is sometimes a bit disturbing. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2001 by Green Dragon
I bought "To The Faithful Departed" when it came out in 1996, and it was the first CD I ever bought. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2001
.Listen to it all the time I just love 'Loud and Clear',the wonderful'Just My Imagination','Desperate Andy','Whats on My Mind ' the gutsy rock song 'Delilah',the beautiful... Read morePublished on April 25 2001 by Gary Selikow
This CD is absolutely not what I expected, usually when I listen to a Cranberries CD I program the songs I like to listen to the most. . . Read morePublished on March 3 2001 by Mohammad