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To the Faithful Departed
Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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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...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Cranberries
Title: To the Faithful Departed
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 116
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 4/30/1996
Release Date: 4/30/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: To The Faithful Departed
UPCs: 731452423429, 731452423412, 731452424648

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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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Member CD Reviews

Linda L. (angelstar) from TAOS, NM
Reviewed on 6/30/2007...
I love this CD! It's got great music.
The songs:
1. Hollywood
2. Salvation
3. When You're Gone
4. Free To Decide
5. War Child
6. Forever Yellow Skies
7. The Rebels
8. I Just Shot John Lennon
9. Electric Blue
10. I'm Still Remembering
11. Will You Remember?
12. Joe
13. Bosnia
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

The Cranberries are a wonderful, WONDERFUL affliction.....
Matthew | Michigan, USA | 01/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"About a year and a half ago, I recieved the CD "No Need To Argue". At that time, I had very nearly no idea who the Cranberries were. Sure, like everyone, I had heard "Zombie" a few times, and i thought it was great, but i never gave it much more thought than that. To my shock, I could not bring myself to press the stop button. I listened wistfully to the crescendos of Dolores O'Riordan's voice, and floated about in another world during her softer moments. The album mesmerized me. Such is true with this album, which i purchased along with all the others soon after recieving my first. The upbeat, rocking songs "Hollywood", "Salvation", "Free To Decide", "The Rebels", and "I Just Shot John Lennon" are almost impossible to resist singing along to. The soft, melancholic tones of "When You're Gone", "War Child", "Electric Blue Eyes", "I'm Still Remembering", "Joe", and "Bosnia" are so powerful, you find yourself agreeing with Dolores. The lyrics are heart-wrenching in songs like "War Child," "Bosnia," and "Joe" (in which she remembers her deceased grandfather). Overall, my favorite Cranberries album, with the most range and beauty of them all."
To the Faithful Departed
Matthew | 03/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I carefully read reviews before I make a decision about whether to buy a CD or not...This time that was a mistake. Most of the reviews I read were putting down this album, stating it was their worst collection. Obviously I disagree with that remark.
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."