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In the End

The Cranberries

In the End

Eighth and final album from the Irish alternative rock group following the death of singer Dolores O'Riordan in January 2018, produced by Stephen Street

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  1. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    We’ll never see the likes of O’Riordan and The Cranberries again, but at least In the End is another time capsule of immortality in a world where life is fragile and painfully transient. Theirs is a light that never goes out
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The Cranberries' final album is a remarkable tribute to Dolores O'Riordan
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  3. 8.0 |   The Music

    'In The End' should not be considered testament to suffering but rather to the power of the human spirit
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    An album pieced together by a band in mourning, with the sweet sadness of O'Riordan‘s voice layered over, makes it cruder, rawer yet ultimately more truthful and hard-hitting, evoking the charged vulnerability of their very first releases
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A fitting, touching elegy for a bewitching talent. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Independent

    It sounds like The Cranberries found some kind of closure in this last record. Hopefully fans will, too
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Musically, the band’s trademark Smiths’ chimes and New Order basslines are augmented by strings and pianos
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  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Nothing here sounds like a demo or barrel-scraping. Summer Song in particular is a powerful, beautiful anthem that stands tall in a too-small catalogue
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  9. 8.0 |   Q

    A fitting send-off. Print edition only

  10. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A record that acts as both a memorial and capstone to a beloved singer and her work
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  11. 7.0 |   Crack

    Provides a sense of closure for a much-loved band
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  12. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Finality resounds on album standouts like “All Over Now,” “Lost” and “In the End” — all of which reflect the angst of Dolores O’Riordan & Co.’s classic works
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  13. 7.0 |   All Music

    With a final impact, the Cranberries end their 30-year story with a last goodbye to O'Riordan and their faithful fans in mourning
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  14. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Producer Stephen Street deftly updates the brio of their early hits and the songs are impressive, too. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   NME

    This posthumous album, partly recorded before the tragic death of Dolores O'Riordan, and described as a "gift" from her, sees the band's career go full-circle
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  16. 6.0 |   A.V. Club

    A fitting last hurrah for an artist of great talent and consequence
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  17. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    In the End does not signpost a tragedy but actually a more hopeful sound
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