No Need to Argue [The Complete Sessions 1994-1995]by The Cranberries
With their surprise success behind them, the Cranberries went ahead and essentially created a sequel to Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We with only tiny variations, with mixed results. The fact that the album is essentially a redo of previously established stylistic ground isn't apparent in just the production, handled again by Stephen Street, or the overall sound, or even that one particularly fine song is called "Dreaming My Dreams." Everybody wasn't a laugh riot, to be sure, but No Need to Argue starts to see O'Riordan take a more commanding and unfortunately much more self-conscious role that ended up not standing the band in good stead later. Lead single "Zombie" is the worst offender in this regard -- the heavy rock trudge isn't immediately suited for the band's strengths (notably, O'Riordan wrote this without Noel Hogan) -- while the subject matter -- the continuing Northern Ireland tensions -- ends up sounding trivialized. Opening cut "Ode to My Family" is actually one of the band's best, with a lovely string arrangement created by O'Riordan, but her overdubbed vocals start showing her distinct vocal tics becoming a bit more gimmicky at the expense of the performance. Where No Need succeeds best is when the Cranberries stick at what they know, resulting in a number of charmers like "Twenty One," the uilleann pipes-touched "Daffodil's Lament," which has an epic sweep that doesn't overbear like "Zombie," and the evocative "Disappointment." [No Need to Argue: The Complete Sessions adds the Carpenters cover "(They Long to Be) Close to You," a remix of "Zombie," and a bonus track, "So Cold in Ireland."]
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Performance CreditsCranberries Primary Artist
Dolores O'Riordan Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Mike Hogan Bass Guitar
Noel Hogan Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Fergal Lawler Percussion,Drums
Technical CreditsEdward Douglas Engineer
Dolores O'Riordan Director
Stephen Street Producer,Engineer
Noel Hogan Composer
Cally Art Direction
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this is the best one from the Cran and their music has always been the best, i love them. Dolores really has the most amazing voice...
I just started getting in to the cranberries music and I love it. I dont know much about thier other albums but this one is great. It will quiqkly become one of your favoret CD's.
Where do I begin to describe this album. Well a lot of critics have given mixed reviews but the fans showed them the album has passed the 10 million mark and now at 13 million. As i always say let the fans judge not the critics (the same goes for To THe Faithful departed but thats a different review). This album Dolores has gone deeper in her personal issues and has also tackled some of the issues going on in her native Ireland and other troubled terortories. Ode to My Family could not be a better opening track it is very relaxing and really makes you wonder who really cares! The angry yet strangely calmly toned 21 strangely gets you prepared for the amped up Zombie. Icicle Melts has a very strong meaning and it seems as though Dolores wanted to cry for that one. Then the very theraputic ''Dissapointment'' and ''Ridiculous Thoughts'' it helped me a lot and the order in which ther were placed was excellent they are angry and relaxing both at the same time. Dreaming My Dreams this song is beautiful and romantic. The two songs which blew me awat was ''Daffodil Lament'' and ''No Need To Argue''. those songs just like pretty had every imaginable feeling in it from saddness to confusion to a semse of surviving. Overall Dolores really poured her heart on this one and the guidance of Noel's co-writing and Stephen's producing and the awaesome drumming by 1 of the best: Fergal the same for Mike's Bass playing made this album one of the best Cranberries album to date! check the sales stats for proof. I urge n ecran fan or soon to be cran fan or alternative lovers to get this Album it Will blow u away! THE CRANBERRIES ''Wake Up And Smell The Coffee'' Feat. The New Single, ''Analyse'' Album In Stores, October 23rd in the U.S., Internationally on October 15th and in the UK on October 22nd www.cranberries.com or www.cranberries.ie GO GET THIS CD AS WELL!!!!
Dolores's voice is so angelic. It is chilling and inspirational to hear her confront controversial issues in songs like ''Zombie.'' I have loved the cranberries since their first album Everybody Else is Doing it so why can't we was released, and I think this is the best one to date.
Do you know The Cranberries? I like their songs best of all American singers. When I heard 'No need to argue' in the album, first I could do nothing but listen to the song. The transparent, beautiful, and fascinating voice attracted me. I hadn't listened to such a voice before. I like them still, and I will listen to their songs as long as they sing.
I absolutely love this CD, it is by far, my all time fave!! My foster parents think they sound depressing, but I love them!! The Cranberries rule!!
This album is absolutly fabulous! I can't decide which I like best, but they have such great music. I love it!
if your for true meaning music choose this album,the crannberries music has truefeeling and great rythem