Album: The Cranberries, Roses (Cooking Vinyl)

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Dolores O'Riordan's warble – so charming on early singles "Linger" and "Dreams" – quickly became a weapon of torture and has led to a situation where the likes of Louis Walsh think yodellers such as Janet Devlin possess "Celtic soul".

A decade since their fifth album, their sixth is business as usual. The understated "Waiting in Walthamstow" is the only bearable track on an album which merely proves that the Cranberries haven't lost their knack of saying nothing in a grating way.