#CDSunday Selection: The Cranberries – Everybody Else Is Doing it... & No Need To Argue
Continuing down the path I started retracing yesterday, today I'm revisiting two albums by another “The” band which defines the contours of my teenage memories. Like The Smiths, The Cranberries were also introduced to me by my mom during the 'musical awakening' period which started in 02001 on the cusp of one of my first major depressive episodes.
However, unlike The Smiths albums which have continued to permeate my adult years, these two CDs (which, in truth, I'm still borrowing from my mom two decades later) are firmly planted in the specific feelings and experiences of that adolescent chapter—mostly revolving around romantic yearning.
That being said, all these years later I still find a great deal of solace in returning to these lovely songs.
The lead singer of the band, Dolores O'Riordan, died two years ago, and I find that the passage of a deceased artist's spirit into their work is a powerful act which carries us all toward a more beautiful ending.