Translated from Portuguese by Cranspektrum
The main references about the irish group The Cranberries fall back into the vocalist Dolores O’Riordan. And indeed she doesn’t have only a nice voice, like also is different from the other singers in style of Liz Fraser (who has been frequently compared). That can be considered a great injustice, since – honestly – as Fraser as most of the singers in this style seem everything absolutely the same.
O’Riordan also get to show other talents, besides her voice: she wrote all 13 tracks of this album and signed all the arrangements of strings that frame great part of the excellent repertory.
By the woof of the acoustic guitars, of the keyboards and the soft repercussion drawing itself melodies that are impregnated of a subtle beauty, in which insinuate itself the inebriant vocals of O’Riordan. The registers she presents get to go of the more easy delicacy to emblems totally aggressive and energetic.
Even the compositions which in a first hearing sound trivial, after make gigantic itself, involving us with seduction, from a magic hypnotic effect.
Stephen Street (who already had worked with The Smiths and Morrissey) signed the production of “No Need To Argue” like he have done in the last album of the group, “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”. What just come to reinforce the emblems and the sophisticated sonority quality of Dolores O’Riordan & Co.