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.
Giants Of All Sizes solidifies the band’s proven penchant for merging the pragmatic with the romantic to craft songs that stay with you, long after the needle is lifted from the record.
Lover celebrates one of today’s most prominent pop figures in all of her glory and signals that there are even greater things to come from her in the future.
Liam’s inimitable charisma still inspires, still consumes, and the winsome Why Me? Why Not. is unmistakable evidence of this fact.
Even in its fragmented state Madame X spins as a more enduring album than Rebel Heart and maybe that’s the point.
Whatever qualms I have about All Mirrors are comfortably outweighed by the pleasure I’ve taken in listening to it. Olsen’s vocals are gorgeous, the mix is great, the arrangements are even better, and the songwriting is imaginative and powerful. It’s a really, really great album and it deserves your time.