About The Cranberries
Combining the melodic jangle of indie pop with the lilting, trance-inducing texture of dream pop and adding a slight Celtic tint, the Cranberries became one of the more successful groups to emerge from the alternative scene of the early '90s. The band was led by Dolores O'Riordan, whose keening, powerful voice was the most distinctive element of their sound. Both their 1993 debut album and its 1994 follow-up sold millions of copies, and produced a string of hit singles. The Cranberries recorded five additional albums despite a ten-year hiatus in the 2000s, but in early 2018, O'Riordan died from an accidental drowning in London. Her last vocal recordings were used to construct the Cranberries' final work, 2019's In the End, a goodbye to O'Riordan, the fans, and the band itself.