01 December 2009

MM Vol 2 - 080 - Cranberries

MM Vol 2 #080


"Go Your Own Way"

................Genre: Alt Rock...............
art by Sugargrl14
By the turn of the millennium, Cranberries had gone past their used by date. Sure, that statement might be a bit harsh, but lets be honest, their unique sound wasn't as "so unique" and fresh/different anymore. To make things worse, the Cranberries entry, Go Your Own Way, for "Legacy: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac's Rumours" was adequate, at best. No Zombie Salvation to Linger here to.
As for the rest of the album? And, as much as I like Tonic, Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls and Jewel ... I am proud to say I never heard the rest of the album. I prefer to keep the original 1977 release a classic like the way as it turned out, voted #25 by Rolling Stone "Rumours" on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Not to mention .... 10th best-selling album of all time for sales by any artist/band.
By the by, the Cranberries have reformed and are planning a North American tour for late 2009 and 2010. Although I said "they are past their used by date" does not mean they cannot release a new album that's sounds just as fresh and exciting, like they did in 1993. In fact, I am hoping so ~ crowbarred
art by Cranky5
Stevie Nicks is more than a rock icon: She's the high priestess of her own religion, ruling a world of prancing gypsies, gold-dust princesses and white-winged doves, all without going anywhere near a sensible shoe Like David Bowie or Bryan Ferry, Nicks has spent a career turning her private fantasies into an elaborate pop mythology. And even when she gets carried away, she still has that soulful ache in her voice. On Enchanted, a three-CD retrospective of her solo career, you can hear how faithfully Nicks has followed her vision. As she confesses in 1983's excellent "Nightbird," "I wear boots all summer long."
Nicks' bruised voice is badly missed on Legacy, where lightweights like Tonic, Matchbox 20 and the Cranberries cover Fleetwood Mac's Rumours all the way through. You've been singing these songs in the shower your whole life, but you've never heard them sound this dull. As producer Mick Fleetwood damn well knows, Rumours wasn't just a singer/songwriter album; it was also the masterwork of an ace rhythm section, and most of these folks wouldn't know an offbeat if it bit them on the leg. Even worse, everyone tries to make these tortured breakup songs sound cheerful. Legacy leaves a mighty strange aftertaste; it makes you appreciate Stevie Nicks almost as much as Enchanted does. ~ [Source: Rolling Stone - 786]
For Stevie Nicks visit Definitive 1000 #707
For Goo Goo Dolls visit MM Vol 1 #017, #052
For Jewel visit MM Vol 1 #090
For David Bowie visit Def 1000 #390, #455, #465, #495, #513 [w Queen], #634
For Bryan Ferry visit Definitive 1000 #569
For Matchbox 20 visit MM Vol 1 #010, MM Vol 2 #130
For Fleetwood Mac visit Definitive 1000 #514, #547, #591
For more Cranberries visit Definitive 1000 #525, MM Vol 1 #120
This song has a crowbarred rating of 66.7 out of 108
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