The Cranberries first new album in 11 years, “Roses”, was leaked in full FLAC format* today. Although scheduled to be released on February 27th, a KickAss Torrents uploader known as somethingvague has released the album on the public torrent site a full 10 days ahead of schedule.
This should be great news for The Cranberries fans everywhere who likely first heard of the Irish group when their chart topping protest song “Zombie” was released in 1994. This may also bode well for the band’s bottom line if it is true that file-sharers tend to buy more music… not to mention all the publicity a leak like this can bring in the form of blog and news articles. It will certainly be interesting to see the response from the band as well as fans.
*If you hold the rights to this album, please be advised that this link does not lead to the album content. It leads to a page on kat.ph, which does not host content. This site is hosted in the US and the link is posted with a clear conscience and understanding that it does not infringe upon copyright law. Green Pirate neither encourages nor discourages readers to participate in pirating this album. It is up to the reader to decide independently whether or not they wish to do that. Even if Green Pirate wanted to, which it doesn’t, it could not stop this album from being pirated. It’s happening. Drink about it.