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The Storm = 10/10
All of it
(Starts crying for an hour)
Yeah there's one good song on there, so definitely better than most Doves albums
Love that record. Ambition is a beautiful closer.
What a tune
giving the girlfriend a lift to the railway station
she said this sounds a bit like coldplay
she's ruined them for me now
she meant elbow
& has been to the last three tours with me
she definitely meant coldplay
it was just one bit, but it was enough
Some Cities is still very special. Almost Forgot Myself is as gorgeous as it gets.
lost souls is incredible, got a lot of time for kingdom of rust too
some cities for me was the weakest
I must go and redress this balance.
with Some Cities following close behind.
Doves haven't really made a bad album, though I can't say I listen to Kingdom of Rust all that much..
ultimate bangers in the form of Compulsion, House of Mirrors and Winter Hill... ooo and the title track. Actually, Lifelines is amazing too.
I love Doves. Never got to see them live though, bummer.
as is greatest denier
saw them at the barras in glasgow years back, they finished with the sub sub tune "space face" :D
has jez on vocals, right? His voice is a little grating. Not that vocals have ever been Doves forte, but I do prefer Jimi's voice.
but it's a cracker of a tune, as is "melody calls" another jez tune
i don't know which album it's from though?
Yeah I went there. Darker is their best song.
The Cedar Room is on Lost Souls.
As B-Side collections go though, it is pretty great. Down to Sea and Northenden <3
Title track is sublime! Satellites, There Goes The Fear, Friday’s Dust, M62 Song, Pounding...hell, I’m just listing the album aren’t I?
In fairness, I think any album on any day could be their best, depending on mood, but Last Broadcast just edges it for cohesiveness and the live shows around that time. One at the Forum stands out, but think they were generally at a live peak around that time in particular.
is one of my favourite doves tunes
but the sum of the parts doesn't make it their best
Largely thanks to The Cedar Room. I'm also a little surprised more people didn't go for Last Broadcast.
Oh and I'm a sucker for their version of Willow's Song on Lost Sides, it's just rather beautiful.
One of those bands I haven't managed to catch live, would really like to see them.
Some Cities is still a good album, but it lets itself down majorly with the second half. Walk in Fire is engaging but sounds like a knock-off of There Goes The Fear, whereas One of These Days and Someday Soon are pure filler. Doesn't help that it's a very 'gray' sounding album, which is fine if you want something that caters to that sort of mood (and lets face it - we all do at times), but coming after the adventurous, technicolour-feast that is The Last Broadcast, it looks bad in comparison. TLB represents venturing out and exploring newfound lands; Some Cities is returning back to gloomy Manchester. I know which I'd rather have. It doesn't have anything quite approaching the euphoric magnitude of a The Cedar Room or There Goes The Fear either.
What I really mean to say though, is that Lost Souls and TLB are nigh-on perfection.
although I know that Brazilian style combination of drums and whistles might be grating to some.
It's one of those moments, like during many of the songs on Lost Souls where you can just lose yourself in the cacophony around you.
on 'Walk on Fire': it's one of those moments when you can't believe a band would be so blatant in re-cycling elements of an earlier song (see R.E.M 'Bad Day' etc). Some Cities starts in cracking form, but loses it somewhere in the middle...