The Cranberries "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We" CD (1993)
Details: The Cranberries alternative-rock debut on Island Records, 1993. Near perfect condition.
Description: "Predictably, since they are the album’s poppiest moments, “Linger” and “Dreams” were the tracks on Everybody Else that would leave the largest impact through their ubiquity in film and television. Within a year of Everybody Else’s release, “Dreams” had become Angela Chase’s anthem on My So-Called Life; “Linger” later soundtracked a romantic flashback in the 2006 Adam Sandler comedy Click; a Cantonese cover of “Dreams” by Faye Wong appeared in Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express and became a still-beloved song in Asia.
One recent afternoon, desperate for some levity, I turned to Derry Girls, a silly sitcom about teens coming of age in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, right around the time that the Cranberries were ascending. At the end of the first season, “Dreams” plays over a powerful scene that contrasts the young friend group dancing while their parents watch a report of an explosion on television. The moment had a two-fold poignancy as a depiction of youthful innocence but also as a serendipitous tribute to O’Riordan, who died as a result of an accidental drowning the same month that the show premiered. “Dreams” burst through the screen and pierced through my veil of depression. Soon enough, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? was playing on repeat; O’Riordan’s commitment to being fully present in her emotional reality was like an intravenous drip of clarity, helping me understand that the only real way through pain is to face it head-on. The Cranberries held out a hand that gave me—and countless others—the strength to feel."--Quinn Moreland, Pitchfork
Grade: NM (Cover/CD)
CD TRACK LISTING:
1. I Still Do
5. Waltzing Back
6. Not Sorry
9. Still Can't...
10. I Will Always
12. Put Me Down