Wednesday, March 28

DOLORES O'RIORDAN

For those of you who have been waiting with bated breath for THE CRANBERRIES frontwoman DOLORES O'RIORDAN to release a solo album, your wait is nearly over.

ARE YOU LISTENING? will be released in the U.S. on May 15 on SANCTUARY/SEQUEL. You can pre-order it [HERE].

What does the record sound like? Well... um... sort of EXACTLY like THE CRANBERRIES, actually. Which should come as no surprise, if you think about it. Despite some fairly solid melodies, that band was always dominated by O'Riordan's keening, yodeling, often-pretty/often-exasperating soprano. SINEAD O'CONNOR-lite, one might say -- but without the Pope issues and with only one or two shades of color as palette.

Except for the somewhat BJORK-like "Black Widow," the songs on ARE YOU LISTENING? could have appeared on any previous CRANBERRIES album. Even the layered, by-the-numbers vocal overdubs remain stubbornly in place.

Bottom line: This is no artistic reinvention for Ms. O'Riordan. But maybe she wanted it that way. Her former band, after all, sold tens of millions of records. Still, something tells me that Bjork and Sinead will be remembered for a much longer time, and far more fondly.

DOLORES O'RIORDAN on MySPACE.

DOLORES O'RIORDAN's future touring >>>

May 29 2007 8:00P/Razzmatazz/Barcelona
May 31 2007 8:00P/Alcatraz/Milan
Jun 1 2007 8:00P/Kaufleuten/Zurich
Jun 3 2007 8:00P/Paradiso/Amsterdam
Jun 5 2007 8:00P/Ancienne Belgique/Brussels
Jun 6 2007 8:00P/Bataclan/Paris
Jun 9 2007 8:00P/Columbia Club/Berlin
Jun 10 2007 8:00P/Berns/Stockholm

[MP3] "Ordinary Day"

[MP3] "Black Widow"

4 Comments:

Blogger Dejan said...

I am very fond of Dolores, in the Cranberries or solo, and one could not but expect the same type of music. I say "GO! and buy it!"

4:31 AM  
Anonymous europaddy said...

I love dolores o riordan/ Cranberries, and will buy anything she/they put out
Bravo M'AM may it sell 100 million copies (or there abouts!!!)

3:13 AM  
Blogger sandpaperhearts said...

Dolores O'Riordan's new album "Are You Listening?" is in stores now! Check out the new video for the single "Ordinary Day" at the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqpObSswwf4

Her tour brings her to North America in July!

6TH JULY - MONTREAL, QC* - METROPOLIS (pre-sale tbc) (on-sale 4/20 10am)
7TH JULY - TORONTO, ON* - THE PHOENIX (pre-sale tbc)(on-sale 4/20 10am)
9TH JULY - BOSTON,MA - AVALON BALLROOM (on-sale 4/20 10am)
10TH JULY - NEW YORK,NY - IRVING PLAZA (on-sale 4/20 12pm)
12TH JULY - WASHINGTON, D.C. - 9:30 CLUB (on-sale 4/20 10am)
13TH JULY - PHILADELPHIA, PA - THEATER OF LIVING ARTS (on-sale 4/20 12pm)
15TH JULY - CHICAGO IL - HOUSE OF BLUES (on-sale 4/20 10am)
17TH JULY - DENVER, CO - GOTHIC THEATER (on-sale 4/20 10am)
19TH JULY - WEST HOLLYWOOD,CA - HOUSE OF BLUES (on-sale 4/21 10am)
20TH JULY - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - THE FILLMORE (on-sale 3/29 10am (soft))
22ND JULY - SEATTLE, WA - SHOWBOX SHOWROOM & LOUNGE (on-sale 4/21 10am)
23RD JULY - VANCOUVER,BC* - COMMODORE BALLROOM (on-sale 4/20 10am)

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This album is brilliant! Its beautiful lyrics combined with her angelic voice proves that Dolores O'Riordan is still one of the best women in music today!

4:39 PM  

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