You might not recognise her name, but you will probably recognise her voice. Dolores O'Riordan, former lead singer for The Cranberries, has released her first solo album, Are You Listening?, five years after the band broke up. The album has a hint of soul-searching, a touch of Celtic spirituality and lashings of grungey guitars. But the strongest impression is of a woman firmly in control of her life. While some of the tracks, such as Apple of My Eye and Angel Fire, have a Cranberries-era sound and vocal style, others are a surprise. Loser contains sentiments you might expect in an Avril Lavigne song: 'I'd rather wind up with nothing at all/Than take a loser like you through it all/ Why loser, why?/Die loser, die.' But O'Riordan sounds best when she's mellow. In closing track Ecstasy, her voice loses its sharpness and becomes soft and sweet. The album is not breath-taking, but it's a good, solid offering that's hard to dislike.