Tuesday 11/24/2020 12:30pm ET: Feature LP: Cranberries – No Need To Argue (1994)

No Need to Argue is the second studio album by Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries, released on 3 October 1994. It is the band’s best selling album, and has sold 17 million copies worldwide. It contains the band’s most successful single, “Zombie”. The album’s mood is darker and harsher than that on Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, released a year before.

In some of the songs, the band decided to take on a rockier and heavier side, using distortion and increasing the volume. The song “Yeats’ Grave” – incorrectly listed on the album as “Yeat’s Grave” and never corrected for any of the album’s physical re-releases – is about William Butler Yeats, and quotes one of his poems, No Second Troy. The O’Riordan written track “Zombie” is, according to her, about the Warrington IRA bombings in 1993 that resulted in the death of two children.

1. “Ode to My Family” 4:30
2. “I Can’t Be with You” 3:07
3. “Twenty One” 3:07
4. “Zombie” O’Riordan 5:06
5. “Empty” 3:26
6. “Everything I Said” 3:52
7. “The Icicle Melts” 2:54
8. “Disappointment” 4:14
9. “Ridiculous Thoughts” 4:31
10. “Dreaming My Dreams” 3:37
11. “Yeat’s Grave” 2:59
12. “Daffodil Lament” 6:14
13. “No Need to Argue” 2:54
14. “Away” 2:38
15. “I Don’t Need” 3:32
16. “(They Long to Be) Close to You” 2:41
17. “So Cold in Ireland” 4:45
18. “Zombie” (Camel’s Hump mix) 7:54

Dolores O’Riordan – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards
Noel Hogan – electric and acoustic guitars
Mike Hogan – bass guitar