Rating: Thumbs Up
“All Over Now” is the newest single from alt-rock pioneers The Cranberries since the death of front woman Dolores O’Riordian in early 2018. Instantly, the intro pulls the listener straight back to 1993 with their trademark washed-out, layered guitars and open drum sounds brushed with shimmering tambourines and shakers. In place of O’Riordian’s characteristic yodel-rock vocals, she seems to venture closer to the atmospheric dream-pop textures of My Bloody Valentine or Silversun Pickups. “It’s all over now,” O’Riordian croons unendingly from beyond the grave, leaving no ambiguity about the direction of the band in her absence—a theme that fans should expect abundantly on their upcoming album.