The Cranberries receive first Grammy nomination for final album
By Classic Pop | November 21, 2019
It’s the first Grammy nod to The Cranberries illustrious career…
The Cranberries’ final album In The End has been nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Released 30 years after the band formed in Limerick, Ireland In The End, the band’s 8th studio album, featured vocals recorded by lead singer Dolores O’Riordan before her tragic passing in January 2018. The surviving members of The Cranberries – guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, drummer Fergal Lawler – restarted work on the album later that year after much deliberation and with the full support of Dolores’ family.
With the songs at various stages of completion, they turned to Stephen Street – who had produced four of their previous albums including Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? and No Need To Argue – and built the sounds around Dolores’ vocals from those original demos. The resulting album blends rock, alternative and catchy almost pop-sounding melodies to deliver a classic Cranberries sound.
Released in April 2019 by BMG the record brings a remarkable career to a fitting and powerful closure, and stands as a powerful testimony to the life and creative work of Dolores and her brothers in music Noel, Mike and Fergal.
The Cranberries first emerged from the pre-Brit-pop scene of the early ’90s, with their trademark indie guitar sound and Dolores’ distinctive Celtic-tinged lilting vocal style. Their rise to global fame was nothing short of meteoric; best known for their now classic songs Linger, Zombie and Dreams, the band have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
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