THE CRANBERRIES: A DEFINITIVE PLAYLIST
Here's to one of the greatest female rockstars ever!
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16 January 2018

Irish rock band, The Cranberries, just faced a huge blow with the sudden demise of their lead singer Dolores O’Riordan. They were known for their distinctive alt-rock sound, and incorporating elements of indie pop, post-punk, Irish folk, and pop rock. It was this unique blend, led by the inimitable vocal stylings of O’Riordan that led the band to sell over 40 million records worldwide. In fact, the legend was in London on Monday to record her vocals on a cover version of Zombie, easily their most iconic song, by hard rock band Bad Wolves. Unfortunately, right before the recording session, she was found dead in her hotel room.

 

In a tribute, Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext made a post on Instagram :

“We are shocked and saddened at the news of Dolores’s passing, mere hours before she was to record vocals on our upcoming version of Zombie. We have always had deep respect for her as an artist and a vocalist and she was never afraid to bare her soul in her music and lyrics. Zombie is an incredibly personal song and although we are a hard rock band, we always felt the rawness and honesty she projected on stage and in her recordings was something to which all bands should aspire to, regardless of genre. When we heard she liked our version and wanted to sing on it, it was the greatest compliment a new band, or any band for that matter, could have received. Our hearts are broken that we were not able to see this collaboration through and our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends, loved ones and fans in Ireland and around the globe. We hope we can still make her proud by sharing our version of Zombie with the world.” ~ Tommy Vext

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Now while we may never get to hear this amazing version of an already classic track, we do have the rest of their extensive catalogue to dive into. Of course you’ll be listening to their greatest hits like Zombie and Linger, but they’ve made so much more wonderful music that we just had to put together a playlist from their incredible discography.

Dreams

Animal Instinct

Just My Imagination

Ode To My Family

Promises

Salvation

Stars

When You’re Gone

Ridiculous Thoughts

Tomorrow

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