The Cranberries’ playlist
The Cranberries are picking up right where they left off with Roses, their first studio recording in a decade.
The forthcoming record comes in as album number 6 since The Cranberries’ 1993 debut Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
The epic rockers ruled the 90s with monstrous hit singles like “Linger,” “Dreams,” and “Zombie” and sold over 30 million albums, but three years into the new millenium the band split and left masses of devastated fans around the world.
After 6 years apart, The Cranberries unexpectedly reunited for a 107-date tour. The series of concerts was a success and within a year the four banded together with longtime pal and collaborator Stephen Street (Blur, The Cure) to commence the recording of Roses.
Now The Cranberries are back in every sense of the word and ready for a world tour.
Here’s what guitarist Noel Hogan has spinning while the band preps.
You Never Give Me your Money – The Beatles
“It could have been any track from the Abbey Road album because it’s just one of those albums that has no fillers. This track is particularly great. It starts as one thing and ends as something completely different.”
10:15 Saturday Night – The Cure
“This track is taken from Three Imaginary Boys. This was the one of the first albums I heard that made me think about being in a band.”
This Night Has Opened My Eyes – The Smiths
“This is this from the band that most influenced me musically. I could do a list of just Smiths songs, but I will pick this for now. It’s a classic.”
Perfect Circle – R.E.M.
“I was a massive R.E.M. fan, particularly in the early part of the 90s and their first album Murmur was played almost every day for a few years. For me this is the stand out track on the album. A beautiful melody.”
Lump Sum – Bon Iver
“I was late coming to this album, but when recording earlier this year Stephen Street introduced me to it. I haven’t been able to stop playing it. It’s a beautiful album, this is my favorite track from it.”
The Cranberries play the Metropolis on Tuesday, May 8. (Sold out!) More tour dates here. Sample The Cranberries’ latest album and pick up a free song on their official site. Roses is available on iTunes now. Follow Noel Hogan and The Cranberries on twitter.