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Op-Ed: The Cranberries deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It is hard to picture the ’90s music scene without The Cranberries, whose music was ubiquitous. The late Dolores O’Riordan possessed one of the most distinct, crystalline female voices of all time.

They are known for such smash hit singles as “Linger,” “Dreams,” their anthem of political unrest “Zombie,” and “Ode to My Family,” all of which are still played on the alternative and adult contemporary radio airwaves to this day.

O’Riordan’s songwriting and the band’s music is timeless and still relevant to this day. Digital Journal hailed O’Riordan as the “perennial princess of dream pop.” She served as a tremendous music influence for artists and bands that followed.

For all of these reasons and more, Dolores O’Riordan and The Cranberries deserve to be immortalized in the hallowed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This recognition would be a fitting tribute to O’Riordan’s musical legacy.

To learn more about The Cranberries and their music, check out their official website and their Facebook page.

Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 16,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a five-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past two years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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