The Best Of The Cranberries 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection
Released: Sep 2005
Label: Island Mercury
This collection shows the important role the Cranberries played in a musical landscape that was reinventing itself after the hegemony of grunge as they put their idiosyncratic stamp on premillennial music by pairing anxious guitars with Dolores O'Riordian's austere, otherworldly vocals. Concise and not for the completist, this collection happily gathers some of the more crucial sonic moments in the Irish band's too-brief history, pairing the ethereal and the political to show that this band was all things to all listeners, especially on a song such as "Ode to My Family."