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  • Summary: The final release for Dolores O'Riordan (who passed away in January 2018) and the Irish rock band was produced by Stephen Street.
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  1. 80
    It sounds like The Cranberries found some kind of closure in this last record. Hopefully fans will, too.
  2. Apr 26, 2019
    80
    A wonderful epitaph.
  3. Q Magazine
    May 14, 2019
    80
    A fitting send-off. [Jul 2019, p.109]
  4. 75
    Though not perfect, In the End is a reminder of the smoldering vulnerability that earned The Cranberries their initial fame and a testament to why they’ll be remembered long after they’re gone.
  5. Apr 26, 2019
    70
    In the End is a moving album and a worthy epitaph for O’Riordan and the band’s legacy, but it leaves you wanting something more, something you’ll never get to hear: the comfort of knowing everything worked out OK. It’s a reminder that grief lingers.
  6. Apr 25, 2019
    70
    While some songs might feel like B-sides and incomplete visions, the band works around these precious vocal fragments so well that listeners might not notice or even care.
  7. 60
    The demo vocals she’d already recorded are pretty much album-ready, their slightly unpolished edge even helping throw back to the band’s 1992 debut album ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’, home to the immaculate-if-overplayed ‘Linger’. It’s rare indeed that a farewell brings a career so neatly full-circle.

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  1. Apr 28, 2019
    10
    a beautiful and sweet album, the best cranberries album. Amazing job finding all of these newspaper, magazine and online articles as well asa beautiful and sweet album, the best cranberries album. Amazing job finding all of these newspaper, magazine and online articles as well as audio/video interviews and sharing them with the fans of The Cranberries community! Thank you so much!!! Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2019
    8
    "In The End" is a true return to form for the Irish alt rockers and at the same time a bittersweet sendoff. Not quite on the level of their"In The End" is a true return to form for the Irish alt rockers and at the same time a bittersweet sendoff. Not quite on the level of their albums from the 90s, but their best effort in the 21st century. Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    7
    Приятная штука. Не знаю всех предысторий и насколько все было бы лучше будь все в порядке.Приятная штука. Не знаю всех предысторий и насколько все было бы лучше будь все в порядке.
  4. Apr 28, 2019
    5
    Самый стандартный проходной альбом. Весь альбом как ненавязчивая фоновая музычка. Ничего хорошего и ничего плохого в нем нет. Просто никакой.Самый стандартный проходной альбом. Весь альбом как ненавязчивая фоновая музычка. Ничего хорошего и ничего плохого в нем нет. Просто никакой.