In the End

The Cranberries - In the End
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Based on 13 reviews
2019 Ratings: #279 / 640
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Based on 111 ratings
2019 Ratings: #513
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April 26, 2019 / Release Date
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Spill Magazine

On In The End, The Cranberries have possibly delivered their finest album in their 30-year and eight-album history.


In The End is a bittersweet coda for The Cranberries, an unexpected one that looks to what could have been and manages to turn heartbreak into a compelling and ultimately hopeful soundtrack.

The Skinny

In the End exemplifies the defiance that The Cranberries, and O’Riordan herself have shown throughout their career. Defiance of the status quo, defiance of violence, and ultimately defiance of death. It’s unmissable, unquestionable and unforgettable.

An album pieced together by a band in mourning, with the sweet sadness of O'Riordan‘s voice layered over, makes it cruder, rawer yet ultimately more truthful and hard-hitting, evoking the charged vulnerability of their very first releases.
The Independent
It sounds like The Cranberries found some kind of closure in this last record. Hopefully fans will, too.
Consequence of Sound

Though not perfect, In the End is a reminder of the smoldering vulnerability that earned The Cranberries their initial fame and a testament to why they’ll be remembered long after they’re gone.


Elegiac and bittersweet, In the End is a heavy listen, haunted by the finality of mortality and unrealized potential.

Rolling Stone

In the End is a moving album and a worthy epitaph for O’Riordan and the band’s legacy, but it leaves you wanting something more, something you’ll never get to hear: the comfort of knowing everything worked out OK. It’s a reminder that grief lingers.

Crack Magazine

The sense of cohesion comes, of course, via O’Riordan’s soaring, unmistakable voice. Above all, In the End provides a sense of closure for a much-loved band.

FLOOD Magazine

As an album, In the End does everything The Cranberries do well; and as a requiem, it will leave you chilled to the bone.


Even in its darkest moments, however, the trebly, bright noise and earnest lyricism that pervades the album allow the songs to radiate with hope and emotion. In the End is a fitting last hurrah for an artist of great talent and consequence.


This posthumous album, partly recorded before the tragic death of Dolores O'Riordan, and described as a "gift" from her, sees the band's career go full-circle.

A fitting swan song of a record. You will be missed, Dolores.
that shit hurted :'(
First Listen and Review:

Una forma difícil de describir de despedirse de la industria musical, poco convencional y una total sorpresa para mí el día de hoy su lanzamiento, tenía muchísimo tiempo sin escuchar algo así de ellos, es sin duda el mejor disco que han lanzado desde ´´no need to argue´´ de 1994, una obra que merece y tiene un lugar en la época actual y un detalle hermoso a la memoria de Dolores ... read more
Fantastic ending to The Cranberries' legacy
This is gonna be emotional I can already tell.
I'm trying to not cry while listening to this, heh.
Incredibly solid album. One of, if not the best album they've put out, it's full of emotion, and is overall just really really good, now I'm crying

Favourite Tracks: All Over Now, Lost, Wake Me Up When It's Over, A Place I Know, Catch Me If You Can, Got It, Crazy Heart, Summer Song, In The End
Least Favourite Tracks: Illusion
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Track List

  1. All Over Now
  2. Lost
  3. Wake Me When It's Over
  4. A Place I Know
  5. Catch Me If You Can
  6. Got It
  7. Illusion
  8. Crazy Heart
  9. Summer Song
  10. The Pressure
  11. In the End
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Added on: January 16, 2019