...just the way they are...
Christopher L. Titus | Savannah, Georgia U.S.A. | 01/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another of the many fine Cranberries' gems, 'Stars' shows its durable strength in its mesmerizing melody and song structure. And, like most Cranberries' songs, it's very catchy!
The vocals of the lovely Dolores O' Riordan are honey-sweet, crisp and smooth and she still hasn't lost touch with her signature yodels. Thus, she creates an excellent performance, while Noel Hogan's finely-done guitar riffs are very evident in the song. In result, 'Stars' is one of The Cranberries' finest and proudest moments.
Basically, this is, a 'Best Of' EP, which includes 'Sunday' from 1992's 'Everybody Else...' album, 'Dreaming My Dreams' from 'No Need To Argue' and 'Hollywood' off of 'To The Faithful Departed, so there's no B-sides to 'Stars,' but despite that unfortunate aspect, this is a great set of songs (in which 'Stars' is a personal favorite of mine).
Indeed, this would be for Cranberries' collectors, such as myself, but this single disc is a well-chosen start for anyone who wishes to try out The Cranberries. Certainly, a great disc that well represents the band and their strong melodic quality."