No Baggage

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If the title of Dolores O'Riordan's 2007 debut Are You Listening? asked a question appropriate for the launch of a solo career, the name of her 2009 sophomore effort is a statement of purpose: she's heading into this next phase of her career with no expectations, No Baggage. Of course, she cannot leave behind her distinctive voice, nor does she wish to, as she gives her two trademarks -- the breathy whisper and lacerating caterwaul -- almost equal space here. That doesn't necessarily mean that O'Riordan relies on the familiar throughout No Baggage. Yes, this is instantly recognizable as her music -- not just in that voice, but its blend of folk-rock and sighing,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If the title of Dolores O'Riordan's 2007 debut Are You Listening? asked a question appropriate for the launch of a solo career, the name of her 2009 sophomore effort is a statement of purpose: she's heading into this next phase of her career with no expectations, No Baggage. Of course, she cannot leave behind her distinctive voice, nor does she wish to, as she gives her two trademarks -- the breathy whisper and lacerating caterwaul -- almost equal space here. That doesn't necessarily mean that O'Riordan relies on the familiar throughout No Baggage. Yes, this is instantly recognizable as her music -- not just in that voice, but its blend of folk-rock and sighing, spacy rock that splits the difference between U2 and David Gilmour-led Pink Floyd -- but No Baggage is bigger, brighter than Are You Listening? and as the album starts to hit its stride halfway through, she weaves in increasingly varied instrumentations, sometimes delving into pure worldbeat influence but more often using all these sounds as coloring on crisp, cheerful adult pop. These clean, open arrangements tend to make the songs seem catchier than they actually are -- the hooks don't grab, they repeat like softened incantations that never quite catch hold -- but that does give No Baggage an nice, gentle shimmer that's appealing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Zoe Records
  • UPC: 601143113123
  • Catalog Number: 431131
  • Sales rank: 83,875

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Switch off the Moment (3:18)
  2. 2 Skeleton (3:24)
  3. 3 It's You (4:11)
  4. 4 The Journey (3:52)
  5. 5 Stupid (4:45)
  6. 6 Be Careful (4:20)
  7. 7 Apple of My Eye (4:47)
  8. 8 Throw Your Arms Around Me (4:25)
  9. 9 Fly Through (3:54)
  10. 10 Lunatic (4:28)
  11. 11 Tranquilizer (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dolores O'Riordan Primary Artist, Piano
Steve DeMarchi Guitar
Marco Mendoza Bass
Dan Brodbeck Bass, Guitar
Matthew Grady Didjeridu
Corey Thompson Percussion, Drums
Gerald C. Farrell Drums
Matt Grady Didjeridu
Dennis Memarchi Piano
Technical Credits
Dorian Burton Concept
George Marino Mastering
Dolores O'Riordan Composer, Producer, Concept
Dan Brodbeck Composer, Producer, Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    No Baggage

    The title for Dolores' current cd is perfect; she definitely sounds like someone who isn't carrying around any baggage.
    I listened to her cd in it's entirety and I enjoyed it from beginning to it's end; though I hope she and the Cranberries decide to release another cd.
    My favorite tracks are: #1-Switch off the Moment; #4- The Journey; #3-It's You (inspired by memories of her father & her childhood); #2-Skeleton; #10-Lunatic.

    If you love or like the Cranberries then buy this disc.

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