It’s been more than a few years since the height of The Cranberries. With the distinctive voice of Delores O’Riordon, the band rode a nice wave of popularity back in the 1990s. Their first four albums were platinum-level classics in most parts of the world (the US interest waned after the third album). With a total of six studio efforts, they chose to let the times pass them on. In 2014, they were asked to perform a New Year’s Eve gig. It was there that they realized that they were far from passé. With a few other issues in play, the band decided it was time to reintroduce themselves to the fans, and possibly a new generation of them. With this in mind, they recorded an acoustic collection of their hits (much like the recent brilliant set by Simple Minds). In addition to those, they recorded three brand new tracks (“The Glory”, “Rupture”, “Why”). All of the songs were blended with the power of orchestra with The Irish Chamber Orchestra.

On April 28, a new signing with BMG will see the release of the anticipated Something Else album. The album will contain thirteen tracks in total (see track-list below). I’m excited to hear these new, fresh arrangements of old familiar classics as much as I’m anxious to hear what they have in store for us now with the new songs. Here’s hoping for a proper resurrection of a great band in The Cranberries.

If you pre-order the new album via the band’s website store (here), you can get yourself a signed CD copy!

Something Else – The Cranberries

01 – Linger
02 – The Glory
03 – Dreams
04 – When You’re Gone
05 – Zombie
06 – Ridiculous Thoughts
07 – Rupture
08 – Ode to My Family
09 – Free to Decide
10 – Just My Imagination
11 – Animal Instinct
12 – You & Me
13 – Why