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4.5 stars really
on 15 January 2004
Dolores O' Riordan's brand of Celtic folk-rock/grunge ramblings might not be to everybody's taste, but as this collection shows, they were a fine, fine band. A couple of the songs towards the end aren't as memorable as the classics such as 'Linger,' 'Dreams,' 'Zombie' and the lyrically average, but still damn rockin' 'Salvation,' but this is still a great collection.
OK, so there's no 'Empty,' which is a shame, but you have got 'Daffodil Lament,' as a bonus track, which makes up for that in a way. 'You And Me' is a quite frankly gorgeous song, and you'll have Dolores' lilting, passionate melody in your head for ages after (well I did, and I like it).
Their other albums are worth buying also, particularly EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT... and NO NEED TO ARGUE, but to casual listeners, this is a largely superb compilation, highlighting much of The Cranberries' best work, and is much recommended.