No Need to Argue 2/7

No Need to Argue cover
No Need to Argue cover

© The Cranberries
Band The Cranberries
First release Oct 3, 1994
Type Studio album
Label Island Records
Language(s) English


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Dolores O'Riordan
Electric guitar
Acoustic guitar
Fergal Lawler
Mike Hogan
Bass guitar
Noel Hogan
Electric guitar
Acoustic guitar
William Butler Yeats
Writer of "No Second Troy", quoted in "Yeats' Grave"


No Need to Argue is The Cranberries's most successful album and has sold about 17 million copies worldwide. It contains the band's most successful single to date, 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. It shows a more mature performance by lyricist and vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, writing about war, death, love and disappointment. Her voice is clearer, without the previous album's double and triple voice layering.

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 is about William Butler Yeats and quotes one of his poems "No Second Troy".
The song Zombie is according to Dolores O'Riordan about the IRA bombings in 1993 that resulted in the death of two children.

Just one song: Zombie

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