In the early nineties, The Cranberries, an Irish alternative band, became a major act in the alternative and, for the most part, the national scene. In 1994, they released their second hit album "No Need To Argue". With hits from the album such as "Ode To My Family" and "Zombie" and behind the impeccable voice of lead singer Doloris O' Riordan, The Cranberries were achieving great mainstream success in the US. Although, they were an alt band, there songs did have pop appeal, in addition, to certain songs having heavy guitar hooks. The angelic voice of Riordan stood in contract to the hard guitar chords in some of their tracks on this record, but this formed a winning ingredient. This wasin contrast to the their breakout album, Everbody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We". However, it helped formed their later identity, as did the lyrical content of their music.