Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (album cover).jpg
North American cover
Studio album by The Cranberries
Released October 22, 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre Alternative rock
Length 39:24
Label MCA
Producer Stephen Street
The Cranberries albums chronology
Bury the Hatchet
(1999)
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
(2001)
Roses
(2012)
Singles from Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
  1. "Analyse"
    Released: September 18, 2001
  2. "Time Is Ticking Out"
    Released: March 12, 2002
  3. "This Is the Day"
    Released: July 16, 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (62/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[1]
Blender 4/5 stars[1]
E! Online C+[1]
Entertainment Weekly C−[3]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[4]

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee is the fifth studio album by The Cranberries. Released in 2001, the album has sold 170,000 copies in the US as of April 2007. Worldwide, the album sold 1,300,000 copies by 2002.[5]

This marks the band's only album on MCA Records. They were transferred to MCA after the merger of PolyGram (which owned their previous label, Island Records) with MCA's parent Universal Music Group in 1999.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dolores O'Riordan; all music composed by O'Riordan except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Never Grow Old"   2:35
2. "Analyse"   4:10
3. "Time Is Ticking Out" (O'Riordan, Noel Hogan) 2:59
4. "Dying Inside" (O'Riordan, Hogan) 3:10
5. "This Is the Day"   4:15
6. "The Concept"   3:03
7. "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" (O'Riordan, Hogan) 5:15
8. "Pretty Eyes"   3:48
9. "I Really Hope" (O'Riordan, Hogan) 3:42
10. "Every Morning"   2:24
11. "Do You Know"   3:09
12. "Carry On"   2:21
13. "Chocolate Brown" (O'Riordan, Hogan) 3:32

Non-album tracks[edit]

Song Length Physical/digital release(s)
"In the Ghetto" 2:42 Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [UK edition] (bonus track)

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [International edition] (bonus track)
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [Japan edition](bonus track)

"Cape Town" 2:48 Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [North American edition] (bonus track)

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [Asian Tour Edition] (bonus track)

"Many Days" 2:43 Digital format on The Cranberries website

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [Asian Tour Edition] (bonus track)

"Such a Waste" 2:31 This is the Day single (B-side)[6]
"7 Years" 2:46 Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [Promo CD]

Personnel[edit]

  • Dolores O'Riordan – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Noel Hogan – electric and acoustic guitars
  • Mike Hogan – bass guitar
  • Fergal Lawler – drums and percussion

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 85
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 49
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 7
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 8
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 24
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 7
Irish Albums (IRMA)[15] 9
Italian Albums (FIMI)[16] 2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[17] 16
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 27
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 6
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 61
US Billboard 200[21] 46

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[22] Gold 50,000^
Germany (BVMI)[23] 2× Gold 300,000^
Summaries

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Artwork[edit]

Designer Storm Thorgerson, who also designed the cover of their previous album, Bury the Hatchet.,[5] said: "The idea of red balls came from granules of coffee percolating the atmosphere, settling in your nose and waking you up. These became red (cranberries) and then enlarged to gym balls to satisfy our rampant egos. The location changed from an interior to an open space. Because this idea was preposterous, it needed testing before we did the proper thing on a beach in Somerset. The test… was done on a small grass aerodrome near London."[24]

The version of the artwork featuring a man in bed on the beach is clearly indebted to another Thorgerson creation: Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

Soundtracks[edit]

  • "Never Grow Old" was used in the pilot episode of Alias.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Critic Reviews for Wake Up And Smell The Coffee". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2001-10-23). "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee - The Cranberries". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  3. ^ Chris Willman (2001-10-26). "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Review | Music Reviews and News". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  4. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (2001-10-04). "The Cranberries: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ a b "The Cranberries & Dolores O'Riordan Russian Fan-Site". The-cranberries.ru. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  6. ^ "This Is the Day by The Cranberries". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  11. ^ "The Cranberries – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for The Cranberries. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  15. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 43, 2001". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Italiancharts.com – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  20. ^ "Cranberries | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  21. ^ "The Cranberries – Chart history" Billboard 200 for The Cranberries. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  22. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee". Music Canada. 
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Cranberries; 'Wake Up and Smell the Coffee')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  24. ^ Classic Rock 2010 calendar

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