No Need to Argue
No Need to Argue is the second studio album by Irish
Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...

 rock band The Cranberries
The Cranberries
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, released in 1994. It was the band's most successful album, and has sold about 17 million copies worldwide. It contains the band's most successful single to date, "Zombie
Zombie (song)
"Zombie" is a protest song by the Irish band The Cranberries from the 1994 album No Need to Argue. The song, which laments The Troubles in Northern Ireland and in particular the killing of two children in an IRA bombing in Warrington, England, was written by Dolores O'Riordan, singer of the band...

". The album's mood is darker than that on Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? is the debut album by Irish rock band The Cranberries. Released in 1993, it was their first full-length album after having released four EPs, and is also their first major label release. The album was written entirely by the band's lead singer Dolores...

. It shows a more mature performance by lyricist and vocalist Dolores O'Riordan
Dolores O'Riordan
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She led The Cranberries to worldwide success and fame for 13 years before the band took a hiatus in 2003. Her first solo album Are You Listening? was released in May 2007...

, writing about war, death, love and disappointment. Her voice is clearer, without the previous album's double and triple voice layering. In some of the songs, the band decided to take on a rockier and heavier side, using distortion and increasing the volume. The song "Yeat's Grave" [sic] is about William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms...

, and quotes one of his poems, No Second Troy. The hit song "Zombie", written by lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, is according to her about the IRA bombings in 1993
Warrington bomb attacks
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 that resulted in the death of two children.

Track listing

Re-release bonus tracks

The album was re-released in 2002, under the title No Need to Argue (The Complete Sessions 1994–1995). This version of the album featured bonus tracks as well as B-sides from the singles that lifted off the album.

Certifications, peaks & sales

Country Peak Position Certification (If Any) Sales/shipments
Australia 1
Austria 1 Platinum 50,000+
Canada 3 5x Platinum 500,000+
Finland Gold 31,876+
Europe 5x Platinum 5,000,000+
France 1 Diamond 1,000,000+
Germany 1 Platinum 500,000+
Netherlands 2 Platinum 80,000+
Switzerland 2 Platinum 50,000+
United Kingdom 2 3x Platinum 900,000+
United States 6 7x Platinum 7,000,000+


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