Dolores O'Riordan - Are You Listening?

by Matthew C. Miller on Oct 15, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan

Are you Listening? Does it sound like The Cranberries? It sure does.

It's kinda bitter-sweet when lead singers go off and make an album that sounds just like the band that broke up.

It brings to mind nasty dealings in outsourcing the American worker in favor of an overseas slave and then daring to call it American.
While she doesn't mention The Cranberries, if you heard this on the radio you'd certainly think it was.

That being said, this is as good an album as The Cranberries ever put out. Punching hard on songs like October and When We Were Young.
This is an upbeat album that is full of thought and superb music production. Branching away from her former group on songs like Ordinary Day where thoughts of her first-born translate into a softly happy pop single is a great sign of things to come. The album actually did pretty well here hitting 77 on the charts, but I bet you didn't hear a bit of it. Well, that's why www.ROCKandREVIEW.com is here.

She's got a new album in the works and is planing a world tour for 2009. Great Irish material that is few and far between.

 

Track Listing:

   1. "Ordinary Day" - 4:04
   2. "When We Were Young" - 3:23
   3. "In the Garden" - 4:27
   4. "Human Spirit" - 4:00
   5. "Loser" - 2:56
   6. "Stay With Me" - 4:01
   7. "Apple of My Eye" - 4:42
   8. "Black Widow" - 4:56
   9. "October" - 4:38
  10. "Accept Things" - 4:11
  11. "Angel Fire" - 5:02
  12. "Ecstasy" - 5:13

[edit] Bonus tracks

   1. Willow Pattern - 4:18
   2. Forever - 4:10
   3. Without You - 4:08
   4. Letting Go - 5:46
   5. Sisterly Love - 2:36

[edit] Outtakes

   1. Croatia[1] - 5:16
   2. Playground[2]
   3. Watch The Stars[3]
   4. Stupid - 3:58
   5. Singing for Goutier ( not a reasonable title )

 

Lyrics


"Ordinary Day"

This is just an ordinary day
Wipe the insecurities away
I can see that the darkness will erode
Looking out the corner of my eye
I can see that the sunshine will explode
Far across the desert in the sky

Beautiful girl
Won't you be my inspiration?
Beautiful girl
Don't you throw your love around
What in the world, what in the world
Could ever come between us?
Beautiful girl, beautiful girl
I'll never let you down
Won't let you down

This is the beginning of your day
Life is more intricate than it seems
Always be yourself along the way
Living through the spirit of your dreams

Beautiful girl
Won't you be my inspiration?
Beautiful girl
Don't you throw your love around
What in the world, what in the world
Could ever come between us?
Beautiful girl, beautiful girl
I'll never let you down
Won't let you down
Down, down...

2 R&R Engage comments to “Dolores O'Riordan - Are You Listening?”

  1. martha Says:
    oh, i'm SO excited to know about this. i had no idea. cranberries got me through some tough times in high school. i look forward to checking this one out :)
  2. tavOoh Says:
    Hi!! does someone know where the "outtakes" can be foud?? (thank u!)
    ...i really hope that cranberries come back, cuz i'been listening to the like for my entire life!! love dolores!!!

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