Wednesday, February 28, 2018

No Need to Argue by The Cranberries

I got a cassette tape of "No Need to Argue" by The Cranberries back in the mid-90s and it immediately became one of my favorite albums. Until now, it still is. While this second album of The Cranberries features a couple of their most popular songs such as Zombie and Ode to My Family, I actually love it even more for the songs that weren't released. One of which is Daffodil Lament, which was chosen by fans as their best non-single song. Listen to it here.

While I do agree that Daffodil Lament is brilliant, my favorite is actually the title track No Need to Argue, which is the last song on the album. Actually, this is my all-time favorite song of The Cranberries. You need to bump up the volume or listen to it with earphones or headphones on since it is a bit of a quiet song but it is that softness that makes it haunting and impactful.

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If you get the chance, listen to the entire No Need to Argue album as it really is special. I am posting this now as my own personal (and very late) tribute to Dolores O'Riordon, the lead vocalist of The Cranberries, who passed away on January 15 this year. RIP, Dolores.

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