Roses

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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Oct 22, 2012
    6
    The Cranberries seem to be at a point where I'm beginning to wonder if they have anything else to offer us. Granted, there are four really great tracks on this album, but there are also other tracks that really disappoint. It's an album about desperation for companionship, and all it really left me feeling was a desperate want for these guys to kick it back into what made people fall inThe Cranberries seem to be at a point where I'm beginning to wonder if they have anything else to offer us. Granted, there are four really great tracks on this album, but there are also other tracks that really disappoint. It's an album about desperation for companionship, and all it really left me feeling was a desperate want for these guys to kick it back into what made people fall in love with them in the 90's. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    5
    After eleven years like a zombie which once sang about - The Cranberries are back with their sixth album. Dolores O'Riordan again regales us with the swirling melodies on the album carried by her characteristic timbre of voice . The CD is not outstanding - will not find same hits here whom once totaled band to the top. A very interesting and certainly standing out here is the singleAfter eleven years like a zombie which once sang about - The Cranberries are back with their sixth album. Dolores O'Riordan again regales us with the swirling melodies on the album carried by her characteristic timbre of voice . The CD is not outstanding - will not find same hits here whom once totaled band to the top. A very interesting and certainly standing out here is the single "Tomorrow," but also "Raining In My Heart" or the ballad "Astral Projection" are noteworthy. Notable entry only for fans of the band. Expand
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Magnet
    Mar 16, 2012
    50
    Even though bombast spawned the band's biggest hit, it sinks a lot of this record's second half. [No. 85, p.53]
  2. Mar 13, 2012
    63
    The bulk of Roses is like a spring day in the first week of May - not exactly shocking, but sunny and warm.
  3. 60
    Where Roses shines the brightest is via the textures that gild the album's edges.