The Cranberries

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? - Island Records 1993

Tracks: 1. I Still Do / 2. Dreams / 3. Sunday / 4. Pretty / 5. Waltzing Back / 6. Not Sorry / 7. Linger / 8. Wanted / 9. Still Can't… / 10. I Will Always / 11. How / 12. Put Me Down


When Irish The Cranberries appeared on the rock scene in the early 1990s they brought a new exciting combination of traditional folk, rock and new wave with them. Moreover the group had singer Dolores O'Riordan whose strong and very personal vocals was a great asset to the group, so the group was more or less bound for success. This, the group's debut album, did not initially bring a major breakthrough, but the singles "Dreams" and "Linger" did very well charts around the world.

The Group compositions are often built up around very tight and continuous chord progressions, which can be a bit a weakness as some songs easily may appear rather similar. To some extent this also applies to ”Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?” Fortunately the album contains some of the group's best songs; not least the very catchy single, "Dreams." "Not Sorry" is another fine song that may well remind you of the group's big breakthrough "Zombie" from 1994. Also, the light upbeat "Still Care" is a favorite and of course the second single "Linger" is the song you associate with this album.

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