Tom Sinclair
June 04, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it an B

The self-effacing album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, title calls attention to the glut of bands currently playing dream pop — you know, New Age’s hipper cousin — and, on first listen, Ireland’s Cranberries sound like Sade with guitars, a frightening enough proposition. But over time singer Dolores O’Riordan’s breathy vocals and the band’s subtle melodies begin to seduce. The Cranberries are Quiet Storm music for the alternative-rock generation. B

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