If only we could go back...
The 90s is by far one of our favourite decades for music, not only because of its rich and diverse span of genres, but also because of the incredible female talent that came out of that time. Here are just a few of the greatest women-led albums of this extraordinary era.
1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
This American redhead's debut album was actually a second attempt which she worked on with her then boyfriend Eric Rosse following the break-up of her band Y Kant Tori Read. It became a tour de force, breaking pop conventions with its acoustic piano and Tori's unusual vocal style, and lyrics that range from the funny to the surreal. It's a sublime commentary on female sexuality and it hasn't aged a day.
Continue reading: 11 Amazing Albums By Female Artists The 90s Brought Us
The albums we loved most this month.
It's been quite a ride for us music-wise this month, with a glorious blend of dance, R&B, indie-pop and folk-rock releases plus a surprise compilation that has done nothing to dampen our excitement. Here are seven of April's most listenable albums that you ought to add to your Spotify library now.
The Chemical Brothers - No Geography
Big Beat pioneers The Chemical Brothers released their first album in four years, and while it hasn't reached the number one status of previous record Born in the Echoes, it has already received critical acclaim. It's by no means perfect, but there's something different at every turn from mind-bending psychedelia to dance-worthy floorfillers.
Marina, The Cranberries and Pink are getting us excited for the coming weeks.
Another exceptional month is coming up where we'll be welcoming back veterans, saying farewell to a beloved group and enjoying the debut albums of our some of our favourite artists' latest musical projects. Here are seven of the most eagerly anticipated releases April has in store for us.
Marina - Love + Fear
Marine and the Diamonds is set to drop her first album under her new mononym and it's quite the psychological exploration. It consists of two eight-track sides dealing with 'Love' and 'Fear' respectively as a nod to psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' theory that these are the two dominant human emotions.
Continue reading: Upcoming Releases: What We're Looking Forward To In April 2019
The rock singer's death by drowning back in January 2018 was ruled by Westminster Coroner's Court as an accident due to alcohol intoxication.
The death of rock star Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of The Cranberries, has been ruled officially as an accidental death by drowning due to alcohol intoxication.
The 46 year old Irish rocker was found unconscious in a bath at the Hilton hotel in Park Lane, London on January 15th this year. She was discovered when a housekeeping maid entered room 2005, and found her submerged face-up in the bathtub wearing a pair of pyjamas and a long-sleeve vest.
O’Riordan’s nose and mouth were underwater, and later tests showed her lungs to be waterlogged, according to PC Natalie Smart, who was one of the first people to enter the hotel room, and attempts to revive the singer were unsuccessful before she was pronounced dead at 9:16am.
Continue reading: Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan's Death Ruled Accidental
The very best of The Cranberries.
As the world mourns the sudden and tragic loss of a fine Irish singer, we pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan with the ultimate playlist for her legendary group The Cranberries. They've had plenty of greatest hits albums themselves, but here are our top ten favourite songs from the band's entire musical career.
The Cranberries performing in Las Vegas
1. Zombie - Probably their most iconic song, this harrowing 1994 single was written after two children were killed in an IRA bombing. It was their biggest hit in Ireland, peaking at number three in the charts, and it even went Platinum in Germany and Australia. It featured on their second album 'No Need to Argue'.
Continue reading: A Very Dolores Playlist: The Top 10 Songs From The Cranberries
The cause of death is as yet unknown at this time.
Another shocking blow to the music industry comes with the sudden death of 46-year-old Dolores O'Riordan, the lead vocalist of Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries. There are no details yet on the cause of death though it is known she has struggled with her health for many years.
The Cranberries performing in Las Vegas
The Limerick-born singer was in London at the time of her death, making a brief stopover so she could grab some studio time according to her publicist. However, police were called to her Park Lane hotel yesterday morning (January 15th 2018) where they pronounced the singer dead at the scene.