27 Jun '11, 2am

Tickets to The Cranberries (1 Aug) are now available on Sistic

Can you hum last month’s buzzed-to-oblivion Jamie XX or I Break Horses tracks, or recall a song from May’s Cults album? Now that rampant technocracy governs distribution, music has rarely been more creative. But the internet and shuffle-happy iPod lead to a hyper-distracted music culture in which today’s tweet-triggering hipsters are next month’s irrelevance. Obsessive neophilia means nostalgia is now the industry’s only surefire money-spinner, and after Blur’s reunion, Suede and Pulp soon followed suit (not uncoincidentally, Brett Anderson and Jarvis Cocker’s solo careers barely caused a ripple). Even within this era-specific context, a Cranberries comeback – at our largest venue – stretches credibility. A sort of post-Nirvana Sundays, bearing trace elements of Smiths and Cocteau Twins, their first two albums shifted enormo-units worldwide, but barely re...

Full article: http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/music/concerts/the-cranbe...

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