Editors' Notes Fueled by lust, romance, and political angst, The Cranberries introduced a healthy dose of Irish pride to '90s alt-rock. When Dolores O'Riordan auditioned for Mike and Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler in 1989, they found their secret weapon: Her lilting vocals took their jangly pop to new heights—hear those rumbling yodels cut through their debut single, "Dreams," and her graceful howls soar over the sweeping dream pop of "Linger." With such a powerhouse leader, the band continued to beef up their sound, bringing in jovial horns on "Salvation” and chunky grunge riffs on the raging "Zombie.”

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