No Baggage

  • Record Label: Zoe
  • Release Date: Aug 25, 2009
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Uncut
    20
    It's grisly. [Sep 2009, p.90]
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 29, 2010
    6
    The opening track "Switch Off The Moment" is very good. Nice bass line, awesome vocal delivery. "Skeleton" is a major let down on the album.The opening track "Switch Off The Moment" is very good. Nice bass line, awesome vocal delivery. "Skeleton" is a major let down on the album. It desperately tries to be catchy and powerful but remains shallow and O'riordan's singing is pro-forma though there are few fine modulations. "It's You" is one of the albums highlights. It captures the bittersweetness of some Cranberries older songs. "The Journey" is very 90's but yet another summer hit, nothing more nothing less. "Stupid" is a nice piano ballad sung with a lots of emotions. "Apple Of My Eye" is again here, reworked from the O'Riordan's debut and though this version is more airy, I prefer the originial one. "Be Careful" shows again that O'Riordan is the Madam of choruses and backing vocals. "Throw Your Arms Around Me" is rather failure as well as "Fly Through". But the album's last two songs are what is really special about this sophomore effort. "Lunatic" and "Tranquilizer" are simply great tracks. "No Baggage" is consistent enough and it's a brighter and easier to listen to than "Are You Listening". Still, there are no stunner on this album and it doesn't intrigue the listener. Full Review »
  2. JamesP
    Aug 29, 2009
    6
    Dolores O'Riordan voice is still solid and beautiful as ever. But the music is a major let down, this vanilla album has absolutely Dolores O'Riordan voice is still solid and beautiful as ever. But the music is a major let down, this vanilla album has absolutely nothing that stands out. If your going to check out this album, my recommended track is Be Careful. Definitely an album for time to forget. Full Review »
  3. CristóbalG.
    Aug 29, 2009
    10
    I personally loved it, I think most of the songs have really interesting arrangements and stuff, but I'm still able to understand some I personally loved it, I think most of the songs have really interesting arrangements and stuff, but I'm still able to understand some critics' opinions, it's not perfect at all, but if you were a Cranberries' fan or you like good Pop/Rock music with some experiments here and there, you'll probably enjoy this. Full Review »