The Last Broadcast is the second studio album by British indie rock band Doves. The album was released by Heavenly Recordings on 29 April 2002, and went straight to number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. The album's first single "There Goes the Fear" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 3, the band's highest-charting single to date, despite being released and deleted on the same day. Two further singles, "Pounding" and "Caught by the River", were also successful, charting in the Top 30. The Last Broadcast garnered critical acclaim upon its release, and was a shortlist nominee for the Mercury Prize in 2002.Wikipedia
actually forgot to listen to this, but its currently in the cd changer in the car. yeah you heard me right, its a 6cd changer. don't all get too jealous.
Imagine if the apocalypse came and this carnival of janglewhine actually _was_ the last broadcast. Sheesh.
I wasn’t sure what to expect but this album was truly great. Elements of Britpop meet influences such as the Beatles, Radiohead etc. to form a lush textured album that is familiar and new at the same time. I find rock albums from this time tend to sound a lot like each other but this album stands out. I loved the instrumentation as well
Its always darkest before the dawn. Behind every dark cloud there’s a silver lining. This little light of mine, I’m a gonna let it shine. Doves. Never heard of ‘em. Wished I had before now. I think I love ‘em. NME called 'The Last Broadcast' ‘the most uplifting miserable album you’ll hear all year.’ I’m not typically a fan of Brit-pop, precisely because of the inordinate time the genre spends celebrating misery. That, and the music often sucks. But Doves have stopped me in my tracks. I found the music bright and joyful, almost effortless. And the lyrics, while a far piece from puppy-producing joy, were definitely more optimistic than the soul crushing bleakness of, for example, Pulp. Even on ‘Sulphur Man,’ who is described as ‘A soul in tatters, as black as coal,’ the lyricist still hopes ‘… you can find what matters.’ The other Brit-pops would advise suicide, right now, before the rest of this day ends up surely sucking even worse than yesterday. But even that doesn’t really matter, they say. Live, die, whatever. Who gives a shit? That’s not Doves, though. Things do matter. Even negative things. Maybe especially negative things. Or maybe more accurately, you matter. Negative things do not have the final word, they are not an end to themselves. On ‘Satellites’ you can actually hear the emergence from bad times into better times. Even the expression, ‘Sweet Lord,’ is sang with what sounds like a choir. There’s a lot of those kind of moments, cool little surprising sounds- tinkling chimes, pounding hammers- sprinkled liberally all over this album like jimmies on a donut, never detracting, but always enhancing the song. In fact, I felt as if I was back in college (late 70s) listening to this LP at the local video arcade, every song on 'The Last Broadcast' accompanied by the whirs and whistles and beeps and such emanating from Pac Man and Asteroids and Donkey Kong. (Have I completely lost the millennial readers?) I watched a recent series of conversations between the producer extraordinaire, Rick Rubin, and a musician named Paul McCartney (whom you might remember from Wings, not to mention a little band he was in before.) They spent the time in front of a mixing board console, Rubin manipulating the various tracks, highlighting the bass parts and asking questions about composition and historical context, etc. Well, he’d have his hands full with 'The Last Broadcast.' I mean, when’s the last time you heard a clarinet on a rock n’ roll record (‘Friday’s Dust’)? Then again, now that I think of it, McCartney used one on ‘When I Get Older,’ a track off of one of those LPs he did with the fellas before Wings (and you might of heard of this one too), 'Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.' But I digress. Dove takes their time with the intros and exits. I like that. Lots of echo in the vocals, giving the overall mix a dreamy sound, reminiscent of Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd (‘The Nile Song,’ i.e.) I like that too. There wasn’t one bad, even mediocre, song in the bunch, including the two droning instrumentals serving as intros for the next songs. Oh, and check out their adaptation of King Crimson’s ‘Moonchild’ on the fourth track, ‘M62 Song.’ It took me until the very end before I finally consciously realized what my subconscious knew from the beginning. The fact that they even know who King Crimson are rates them a bonus star, don’t you think? There’s an oldies radio station here in Denver that advertises, ‘Remember when music was good?’ I don’t ever want to turn into one of those guys, yelling at the kids to get off my lawn, and grousing about how today’s music ain’t got the same soul, so start playing old time rock n’ roll. 'The Last Broadcast' is proof enough that good rock did not end with the turning of the century. Now if I can just figure out the significance of the album cover?
This was a brilliant album. Having never heard of Doves, I didn’t know what to expect. This is a really chill album with brilliant music. It’s upbeat, catchy and skilful. I really enjoyed this album and it will be one I return to many times
One of my favourite bands, I love them perhaps more than strictly their music warrants (ie inordinately). But I listen to this again and think who else can blend the anthemic, the melancholy, power and reflection quite as well as they do. Yes the two singles (Pounding and Fear) are peerless, but Sulfur Man, Caught By The River and Words reveal themselves this time as their equal.
Solid album, didn't like really stand out for my tastes but perfectly neutral music, I feel like it would be hard for anyone to dislike this.
L'album que Coldplay aurait rêvé de réaliser, mais ils préfèrent répéter "Para para paradise" dans la moitié de leurs sons
Oddly I was only familiar with the Doves' first album Lost Souls which I love. This one on first pass didn't do as much for me. But. Almost immediately upon second play i am hearing the differences...in a good way. The strong sense of melody I was waiting for is everywhere but I think more varied this time around. I almost wish I had multiple days per album to properly digest some of them, this is a good example. I'm thinking I'm going to like this more and more as I get to know it. If you like melodic dreamy melodies, this is for you. 7/10 4 stars.
Un excellent album de Coldplay emmené par un Chris Martin très inspiré. Celui-ci répète d'ailleurs à longueur d'interviews que l'album Last Broadcast était sa plus belle fierté personnelle : "- L'album Last Broadcast est ma plus belle fierté personnelle. - Pouvez-vous répéter, Chris ? Vous avez parlé trop loin du micro. - Bien sûr. L'album Last Broadcast est ma plus belle fierté personnelle. -Merci, Chris." A contrario, on entend souvent que le batteur du groupe a une aversion toute particulière pour cet album qu'il aurait à de multiples reprises qualifié de mauvais : "- Vous entendez ? - Non, qu'y a-t-il ? - Il me semble que le batteur de Coldplay a une aversion toute particulière pour l'album Last Broadcast... - Cesse de dire des bêtises, tu veux ? - Tu as raison..."
Very much my kind of thing. Two notes: each song feels slightly longer than it needed to be, and the vocals are just on the edge of annoying to me. That said, I dig the music and the lyrics, so it balances out.
A better version of Coldplay. Still shitty, but better than Coldplay
Unremarkable. Similar to many pop rock bands around that time, mainly Coldplay, but not as catchy. Bland, inoffensive roadtrippy. 2 stars may be a bit harsh but this is not a 3-star album.
My god, all this Brit pop is killing me.
The production fucking sucks
A truly great live band, but on record, you need to give these songs time to sink in. As others have said, possibly not as good as their debut, Lost Souls, but it has some excellent singles and the intensity never drops. Brilliant!
jinudge ko sila by album cover but they turned out goooooood! WHY DO I KNOW THERE GOES THE FEAR! ohhhh 500 days!
Early 00's mellow Grunge
"Pounding" was a great track, and "Last Broadcast" reminded me of a Gorillaz track. Moody British indie tunes, what's not to love?
Best album from a fantastic band
I didn't know who this band was, but I'm glad to have found them. This album is remarkable.
Words: very good There goes the fear: excellent M62 Song: good N.Y.: very good Satellites: amazing Friday’s Dust: very good Pounding: amazing Last broadcast: very good The sulphur man: excellent Caught by the River: excellent 9.5/10
Have never heard this before. Easily one of the best albums ive heard in 10 years
Great indie-brit album. 'Words' is an all-time great song. Similar to Interpol, Elbow, British Seapower.
Wonderful piece of work
I was really impressed by this album, I love the instrumentation, the I love the mixing, I LOVE THE MUSIC. The voice is great, and it's just all around always great sounding to my ears. I loved this album, lots
I really loved this. I don't think I fully absorbed it, but I'm going to give it a 5 because there's nothing i DIDN'T like about it, and I think I'll continue to like it more and more as I re-listen.
me surpreendeu bastante até agora! tem até um brasileirinho em there goes The fear auhsua AMEI
Classic album. excellent guitar led rock. Pounding on of my top 10 songs. Cover art 3/5
I listened to their first album before this one and it blew me away, 10/10 post rock I think the first song I noticed that I found really phenomenal was Sea Song, the three songs before that were amazing but it was that fourth song that really made me love the album, and everything after that was incredible too but then I listened to the second album, and I think I liked it even more, it had so many cool songs, that is easily worth a 10/10 for me but then I noticed they did something really special, THEY DID A COVER OF A FUCKING KING CRIMSON SONG Moonchild is one of my favorite songs in general, the fact they made a bluesy, post-rock cover of one of my favorite prog rock songs is so fucking cool idk I’ve always had a soft spot for any media that uses King Crimson, especially in movies like Mandy, Children of Men, and Buffalo ‘66 (although there are MANY other reasons I love that last one) anyways this a really incredible album for me, if you like post-rock this is definitely worth a listen
This is one of the best British albums of all time. There isn’t a bad track on it.
Yeah this really impressed me different in areas but worthy of a re-listen. Kinds felt a bit like Coldplay meets gorillaz but was also its own animal
I wonder what ever happened to SubSub, the guys who did Ain’t No Love (Ain’t No Use)…
Hooked from the first song. I almost skipped this one due to lack of time, but I'm glad I made time for it. There Goes the Fear is super catchy. Satellites is lovely. Friday's Dust feels haunting.
A fantastic album. I am a big fan of their music
Got a good Coldplay sound to it. I really like this. VERY underrated album how have I never heard of this album, any of the songs, or even the band?!
Didn’t know this band at all, and I’m impressed! Rich orchestration, interesting arrangements, nice variety. All in all, a really great album. Adding this to my list of favourites from project!
Forgot how much I love the doves! Great album!
Surpriseingly Nice album!
Really liked this album, never heard of this band before either. Such an eclectic mix of songs, chill album, will definitely listen again! Saved tracks: There Goes The Fear, M62 Song, N.Y., Friday's Dust
One of the very very best
Wow - never heard of this band before but really liked this record. Like an early 2000s version of Echo & the Bunnymen
The word I keep coming up with is "almost." This album wants so desperately to be an epic, atmospheric magnum opus, but it's...not quite that. Hell of a try, though. Best track: Satellites
Doves best album. Only prevented from getting 5 stars by the absence of The Cedar Room, their best song (on previous album, Lost Souls). Contains some total classics like Words, Pounding and Caught by the River.
Very interesting. Some instrument, far our tracks and some a little more broad.
Really great Britpop. These guys should've been bigger in the States.
Also really nice, kind of Radioheady. 4.5
I need to listen a couple more times to review the lyrics, etc... but it definitely sounds like something I would have been into in 2002. Still nice now, though!
Wow I wish I had found this band earlier
There Goes The Fear is one of my favorite songs ever
Really enjoyed this album. Wasn’t a massive fan of their when they were ‘popular’ back around 15 years ago but can really appreciate the music now. Caught by the River is great.
Production: 17/20 Songwriting: 15/20 Innovation: 15/20 Bangers: 15/20 Emotional response: 16/20 =78 What a lovely album chaps.
The type of dreamy indie rock that is right up my alley. Definitely enjoyed this one, and I’m gonna seek out more of their stuff in the future!
I had not heard of this band or album, and I don't recognize any of the songs, but it's really solid. I like their style. It's a nice blend of rock and pop, but has its own sound -- maybe "indie rock"? -- and I like how that edgy sound is balanced with vocals and vocal harmonies, plus catchy rhythms, that all make for a rather infectious mix. Very glad I've been introduced to them.
I love this album from front to back period
Oh man I haven’t listened to these songs in sooooo long. Great stuff. Holds well.
Great post-Brit pop. Will listen to more of their work.
Solid, reminded me of Elbows a little. Will listen to some more of their stuff
An omdcfavorite of mine. This is a very good album. I would have chosen List Souls, personally. Though not as consistent as The Last Broadcast, TLB lacks the greatness that Lost Souls has in spots. Still a fine album.... 4 🌟
surprising ly good
This is squarely my vibe. I liked the themes. I liked the tone for the most part. There wasn't a specific song that I loved, and at a few points I felt it dragged. This is going to be a 3 star, but a high 3. For sure the best 3 star so far.
I liked the sound of this album. Coldplay mixed with Oasis with a little bit of shoegaze. 4.2/5
sad dated and a bit boring. there goes the fear carries it
чиловый лёгкий инди поп рок, иногда интересное звучание, но в целом нет особо запоминающихся паттернов и ярких особенностей
This one really caught me by surprise in a positive way! I don't even know what it is. It's not terribly catchy and I'm not even sure how "good" it is but I really liked it both times through. Ended strong on the last track!
I enjoyed this. The vocals were great and the production was full of some nice little nuggets to sink my teeth into. Some of it fits in very well with a lot of the garage bands in the early 2000’s but I think the vocals make up for it and i enjoyed it more than The Strokes right away. Really liked the acoustic guitar work on “Caught By The River” - almost reminded me of Filter’s Take a Picture a little bit. Fave tracks: “Words” “Caught By The River” “N.Y.”
I was really surprised by this one. It reminded me a bit like Radiohead, probably around the Kid A / Amnesiac period. Very space rock-y. Although the vocals felt a bit generic (stronger, more forceful than Yorke's). I liked how the album opened, the intro really made a great statement. Their interpretation of "Moonchild" was... interesting. Not sure if I would keep coming back to that song, but at least they credited King Crimson.
Not great not terrible
An old favorite of mine. This is a very good album. I would have chosen Lost Souls, personally. Though not as consistent as The Last Broadcast, TLB lacks the greatness that Lost Souls has in spots. Still a fine album.... 4 🌟
This one is gonna be quick because I feel like shit, but I loved this artist. I always loved the strange vibes from radiohead that i haven't heard anywhere else. I couldn't listen to them too much though because it was filled with so much anxiety and depressive sounds that it brought me down. The doves have that vibe I wanted though, and it had all of the bad vibes taken out. A wonderful, modern, almost whimsical or fairytale like album 8.5/10 The only descriptor in my head is "modern fairytale"
long on the list of bands people love, never been my thing. alright i suppose, but not quite as gloomy as radiohead or spacy as stone roses, and a smidge too coldplay to be cool
Mellow. Grunge. A touch of nostalgia despite the fact that I'm a very young millennial and hadn't heard of this group before. Love it.
Really enjoyed this album. I hadn't heard of them before, so that's always fun.
не ну норм такой электронный рокешник
Glad I took the time to listen to this album. Had no idea what Doves would sound like and I was impressed. Solid indie-Brit pop with some fine songs and not really any bad ones, which is a good thing!
Want to listen to it more to form a better opinion. definitely interesting structures, liked some of their singles already but interested in the rest of their material.
Enjoyed this one a lot. Great tracks with big sound. No overly memorable tracks but all consistently good.
Interesting. Sounded more modern than '02. Not my favorite, but enjoyable.
Having never heard of this before, I'm really impressed. Nice middle ground between the outgoing Britpop and the oncoming indie rock boom of the early 2000s. Too long though.
Liebe diesen droney Indie Disco Stomper. Wohl eine zu der Zeit in der Breite zu unrecht etwas unpopuläre Band, die einen perfekten Nachfolger zu „Lost Souls“ liefert. Irgendwo zwischen Charlatans, Stone Roses, The Verve und doch nicht nur ein ‚für Freunde von‘-Act. In jenem Jahr war ich schon selig, denn der Erstling von Interpol und die EP‘s von British Sea Power rundeten eine tolle Post-Britpop Zeit ab. Alleine „Here comes the fear“ auf der Autobahn voll aufdrehen ist als einer der lebendigsten Momente in Erinnerung geblieben, als ich vor wenigen Jahren das Album wieder hervor geholt habe. Biased 4.0
Very nostalgic indie rock. Really holds up unlike a lot of indie music of the time which sounds cheesy these days.
Obligatory "Hey, this sounds like Radiohead/Coldplay/Muse". Pretty good. Highlights for me include "N.Y.", "Caught by the River" and the kind of strange King Crimson cover(?) "M62 Song". More chill than I expected from the ominous album cover and title, both of which are awesome by the way. However, my favorite parts were when they slightly dipped their toes into a more grungy sound.
Enjoyed! Good music to vibe to.
Better than I remember it being, really enjoyed it. Not quite five stars, but pretty damn close! There goes the fear, pounding, and Friday's dust were my favourites
Wonderful album that surprised me. It could have been shorter to focus on quality, but it's a very nice piece of indie rock/britpop overall.
I think I can now consider myself as a Doves FAN. Incredible album.
Ovdje na coveru možemo vidjeti dio Hrvatske, točnije najbolji dio i najsiromašniji (Slavoniju) i ostatak. Ovo je mogu reći veoma underrated album, nikad čuo prešao mi preko radara, ali hvala za 1001. jer neb nikad ni čuo probably. Poslušajte, stvarno ima dobrih gem-ova na ovom albumu [There Goes the Fear, M62 Song, Where're We Calling From, Friday's Dust, Pounding, Last Broadcast..] ma zapravo, praktički cijeli album je dost dobar, baš ono čvrsta četvorka. najs.