The World of Rock has suffered another tragic loss with the passing of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan at age 46.
The 90s offered a lot of great bands during the alt-rock era, but O’Riordan’s captivating voice and intimate lyrics made The Cranberries one of the most significant bands to ever exist. Their music was part of a voice that defined a generation.
A few of The Cranberries’ songs played a role in my life as they soundtracked my teenage years — songs that still make those days feel like yesterday whenever I hear them. I believe that’s why their music sticks with you — because of its ability to take you back to a special place.