No Need to Argue [The Complete Sessions 1994-1995]

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/2002
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 044006309026
  • Catalog Number: 063090
  • Sales rank: 14,407

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ode to My Family (4:31)
  2. 2 I Can't Be With You (3:07)
  3. 3 Twenty One (3:07)
  4. 4 Zombie (5:06)
  5. 5 Empty (3:26)
  6. 6 Everything I Said (3:52)
  7. 7 The Icicle Melts (2:54)
  8. 8 Disappointment (4:14)
  9. 9 Ridiculous Thoughts (4:31)
  10. 10 Dreaming My Dreams (3:37)
  11. 11 Yeat's Grave (2:59)
  12. 12 Daffodil Lament (6:14)
  13. 13 No Need to Argue (2:57)
  14. 14 Away (2:38)
  15. 15 I Don't Need (3:32)
  16. 16 (They Long to Be) Close to You (2:41)
  17. 17 So Cold in Ireland (4:45)
  18. 18 Zombie (7:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Cranberries 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 Credits
Edward Douglas Engineer
Dolores O'Riordan Director
Stephen Street Producer, Engineer
Noel Hogan Composer
Cally Art Direction
O'Riordan Composer
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    Posted October 1, 2010

    this is a great cd

    I first heard this cd at virgin records when i was about 8. i could not stop my foot from tapping. as a result, i immediately purchased the cd and have been listening to it ever since. it is a wonderful, catchy album...a must for any one who loves good music.

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