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.
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.
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..."
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!
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!
L'album que Coldplay aurait rêvé de réaliser, mais ils préfèrent répéter "Para para paradise" dans la moitié de leurs sons
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.
It’s nice to listen to while you are cooking and reading a book 4/5
Love it. This is new music to me. Reminded me a little of late 80s: early 90s Manchester music in parts. Stone Roses. But it did vary a bit. This is what I was hoping for out of this project
I liked this. It's good indie rock though it definitely has a 00s sound. Still enjoyable though
Never even heard of Doves before but I liked their slower, mellower take on a grungy sound. This album felt thematically tied but with plenty of variation between songs to keep it feeling fresh.
I very much enjoyed. Surprised myself.
Really enjoyable. There was plenty of interesting and deeply layered tracks... it really is nicely varied, with sparse quiet tracks like M62 but all finds angsty energy in the right parts. Really good album.
Probably need time to marinate, which is fine since I intend to listen again to most of it. Right now this is everything I'm looking for in an album that's new to me. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the songs that didn't remind of me of Coldplay.
Vaya sorpresa, un sonido que definió los dosmiles
Ratio: 25% Pretty cool album, I like the flow of the music from song to song. Favs: There goes the fear / Pounding Dislikes: Where we're calling from / Friday's dust /
Regardless of the album's title, The Last Broadcast sees Doves approaching their peak, with optimistic sounding singalongs that signaled their powers which led them to the top of the British charts. There are plenty of moments on this album that captures ones interest and doesn't let go and that attention becomes rewarded throughout. If this is considered Doves' best album, there's a reason why. Favorites: Words, There Goes the Fear, M62 Song, N.Y., Satellites, Last Broadcast, Caught by the River.
I fell in love with "There Goes The Fear" in the early 2000s, which lead me to this album. It went into heavy rotation for five or so years. Sometime since then I sort of lost track of the Doves. What a great album! I still get goosebumps as "Intro" transitions into "Words." The Doves have an epic, beautiful, sound and The Last Broadcast brings a welcome boost of optimism. Yet throughout runs an undercurrent of complexity that does not dismiss the weight of the world. I love their technique where guitars that slowly detune underneath the beautiful vocals and harmonies with stadium-level grandeur. The music is complex and layered. If you listen on headphones there are many incredible layers to explore. Really enjoyed coming back to this again.
Never heard of 'em. But this is some good solid early oughts rock/pop. I really liked Words, N.Y., Pounding, and Caught By the River. Good show.
Yeah, I thought it was pretty good.
This was really enjoyable British pop with fun, creative instrumentation throughout. Unfortunately, Doves hadn't ever made it to my attention before. Maybe there's just a limited supply that makes it across the Atlantic, so we miss out on some great stuff over here. This was good listenin'!
Indie rock, post-Britpop, dream pop. Bastante normalito al principio. Al final un poco mejor, pero nada del otro mundo. Nada nuevo. Aún así, suenan bien, agradables.
Indie rock. Me ha recordado a Muse. Me ha gustado. Un 4.
fun fact: la pochette a été générée par une IA à partir des mots clés "crise" et "angoisse"
Quite an enjoyable indie rock album! Great opening track and also the other songs didn't disappoint but made up for a high quality experience
Cool album! Not quite indie in the modern essence of the genre, more alternative rock in the early 2000s sense. Some cool tracks like Pounding and an overall great sound.
Great indie and grunge record
Really nice album. Know "Sea Song" quite well, otherwise I've never heard of this band. 3 Kinda Coldplay-ish. I love it. 4
Decent album. Solid all the way through, can't complain, but nothing that blew me away.
Goei album! Nog nooit van Doves gehoord.
I quite like this album too. I have heard of the Doves but I dont think I had heard them. This has a good pre-Muse sound to ir.
4/5. It was cool, reminded me a lot of muse
Pleasant surprise. I’ll admit that I’m a bit partial to Brit-pop, especially the depressing moody ones like Radiohead, and this seems to be right in that genre. I like the dark feeling of the album and although a couple of the songs go a bit overboard on sound effects, I really like it. Will definitely check out other albums by Doves now.
Definitely an early 00’s album but I liked it a lot
Solid. Wasn’t a song I didn’t like honestly. Kind of formulaic but a very nice sound. Would listen again
Exactly the type of indie album you’d have featured in a mid-2000’s romantic comedy probably released by Fox Searchlight. Beautiful, melancholic with just the right amount of jaded optimism. Lovely.
This became much more of a pleasure to listen to than I thought on first listen. It's wonderfully dreamy, slightly experimental britpop like Elbow or Blur, but with the cheerful gloominess of Coldplay, Travis or The Verve. And then with a hint of Kula Shaker. It's a good blend of all the melancholic and melodic Britpop bands of that era, but this album stands by itself.
Went into this album expecting to hate it. But this was wonderful. Favorite track: Pounding
Surprised I’ve never heard of this album before. I would have listened to it a ton in college haha. Overall enjoyed
Another nice effort from this era
Every time I get another album from a British band I’ve never heard of, I groan a little bit. However, this album surprised me. I would listen to this again.
obviously inspired by britpop kinda stuff, kinda like the strokes etc but with softer songs, not just upbeat rock tunes. Drags on a bit too much for me but the good parts are fun 3/5.
Good. A little longer than needed. 6.5/10
After listening to the first track, I really wanted to like this. And, listening further, I did, just not as much as I would have liked. After staring at the band name for a couple minutes, I seemed to remember a release by them from last year. I was sure I hadn't listened to it, that there was some kind of news coverage that I had bookmarked to read as I got to it. It turns out that that was not the case: I listened to the 2020 album in 2020, and I guess it was pleasant but not particularly memorable. This sophomore effort seems better for now, though in a year I suppose I'll be better-equipped to compare it. It's chock-full of good songs and a few hints at something more. One listen in, I think the mix lets down the music a bit. My rating is a tad harsh based on my disappointment.
Solid. That's it. I liked it. Maybe will revisit someday.
Mukavan olonen levy ja sopii kevyeen fiilistelyyn. Joutu kuuntelee useemmassa pätkässä, niin ei silleen jäänyt kuitenkaan mieleen.
Not really my style, but it grew on me towards the end. Also loved M62 song, thought I accidently played some King Crimson
Liked a song, a little out there, but good work listening
Pop rock indie
British indie, pretty good
good indie rock
The fact that this is 2002 tells me they were ahead of their time. A lot of indie artists today are copycats of this type of sound.
Interesting melodic ideas here, I just wish they had mixed things up as each song rehashes the same themes over and over rather than going anywhere new or different.
Really like this album. Decent alt/indie rock.
Only a view songs I liked. If you are in the mood for this kind of music then it alright.
This was fine. It was great for background listening during a busy day, but it's not something I'd listen to normally.
Average. Not really noticeable in any way
It's alright. I love Kingdom of Rust. I feel like this band would be really great live.
Ach. I suppose it’s fine. A lot of build up without any break.
i started out pretty interested in this, thinking hey, here's something i've completely missed! i ended up pretty uninterested, thinking hmm, this feels more & more like coldplay...
This album sounds like just about everything that XFM was playing in 2002 (You're an idiot, play a record!). Peppy Brit Pop. This also sounds a lot like early Coldplay. You could probably toss a coin in 100 realities and find that in 50 of them Coldplay became the huge megaband and in 50 of them Doves became the megaband. Kind of generic. A solid 3 across the album. I wouldn't turn it off, but none of the tracks have a particular hook.
Some good tracks.
Lot of filler for me
Less gay Coldplay
"The Dove from Above" is a large prop animal suspended above the contestants on Shooting Stars merely for the purpose of bearing six key words for further questions. Guests would be prompted to "coo" down the dove. "Coo. Coo. Coo." Noteable cooers are Johnny Vegas and Take That's Mark Owen.
Good enough but didn't finish
10th June 2021 Listened first thing in the morning on my phone getting ready for my second round interview with the FT. Doves are a strange one because I was aware of them when I should have been their prime audience but never really got into them. Caught By The River was a big song and appeared on a bunch of compilations, and they were on the OC soundtrack which was huge. One to spend more time with. 3.5 if I could.
Hadn't ever listened to Doves before. Nice sound, and the music isn't boring, but I guess it doesn't catch me. Pleasant enough though.
It was alright, not super special though. Sounded a bit like Coldplay.
I suspect it’s a bit of a ‘grower’ and probably worth another listen, so 3 stars just in case. I added it to my list for this reason only. Nothing remarkable in the recording production though, sounded a bit flat, if that matters to you.
A little more energetic and spirited than Fleet Foxes. Still some Subaru commercial moments but overall above average. No need to listen to again, though.
Some great songs, particularly in the first half, alongside a lot of bland, Coldplay-ish padding. A shame really, there was some real promise here. That this is apparently among the best UK rock albums of the early 2000s just reinforces my opinion that this wasn't a great period for it.
At first this struck me as your typical boring Britpop but on my second listen under headphones this album began to click. I do wish the tracks were a little shorter but overall this was an enjoyable listen by a band I’d never heard of.
Solid listen and better the second time around. Strong Coldplay vibes. Pounding was the highlight followed by there goes the fear and last broadcast.
Strong 3. May have to listen to again.
i liked it more as it went on, it was lowkey repetitive but in a good way so i overall liked the sound
Decent early 2000s "indie" rock sounding album.
3.5 pretty good album. The vocals aren't too great, and it's trying really hard to be a Radiohead album, but otherwise very good.
Interesting Indie Rock. Never heard of them. Ok.
Decent bit of Brit-pop
hit and miss
Gutes Songwriting auch wirklich gutes Album aber die Bewertung bleibt eine rationale Entscheidung
Ok zu hören, aber zu durcheinander. Klarinette ist gut!
Some recognisable tracks here. Surprised how old the album is. Trying to stay to one a day and had to listen to this in part. Will come back to it again
Not in 2018 version of the 1001 Albums book, but listened anyway. Seems like quintessential early 2000's indie rock. Dreamy songs and basic guitars and drums. Easy to listen to, but likely won't spin this album again.
Coldplay without being annoying and cloying. Doves are a good indie Brit band with some pretty decent songs, particularly There goes the fear. This is a strong 2.5 but I'll round it up because its a nice day again.
Half way through the intro I was thinkin’ (hopin?) this was some Trance DJ I had overlooked. I was not taken by There Goes the Fear/Pounding as the album’s big hits. M62 caught my attention – I read it was an adaptation of Moonchild from King Crimson’s first album. I re-listened to the original and I was impressed by how similar the feel and vocal effects were, but the melody was different, and of course there isn’t 9 minutes of piano plucking in this one. I like the way the songs change mood, especially when they get quite and sparse – it sounds less like a typical indie band.
I liked some of the heavier stuff, like Pounding, on this. The dreamier stuff, like Last Broadcast, wasn't working for me.
This was ok, no standout tracks for me but decent over all.
3,6 Toffe productie. Was wel een leuk album maar ben niet altijd fan van zijn stem en hoe hij dit gebruikt, voor de rest goede sounds en productie
ah, mooi album. vorig jaar had ik hun nieuw album in mijn lijst voor onze top 3 per maand. Het is genieten, maar zeker geen masterpiece. Caught by the river neem ik mee
This British indie rock album is the second one from the band - Doves. It was immediately popular at release, and for good reason because this beautiful, melancholy album was a treat to listen to. The music at one moment will be sad or miserable and in the next moment, you will be uplifted with a change in pace, instruments' pitch, and/or vocal tone.
Really decent alt-rock record. I really enjoyed this.
liked it more than i thought i would
There Goes The Fear is incredible
Prima om een keer te horen hoor, maar ook nogal inwisselbaar.
Wel ok, niet briljant. Leuk om een keer gehoord te hebben.
Klonk wel cool! In de verte deed het me aan Elbow denken. Volgende keer iets aandachtiger luisteren.
Nice listening on a mellow day. I felt like the first track was a bit of a bait-and-switch given the singing on the rest of the album, but it still fit neatly into 3-star territory.
Didn't love - sounds significant in an indie/shoegaze way but j didn't find it particularly compelling
This album was interesting. It sounds very similar to what Coldplay was making at around the same time but was still heavier and more unique. I’d have to listen to it again to find favorite songs because I also enjoyed this one as more of a complete experience
Solid three star album. Had high school Josh known of this album, it might have found itself on regular rotation up there with Coldplay and SOAD
A college headphone staple for AER. What's the most beautiful moment of OK Computer? Doves (and I) think its the final chorus of Let Down. This is an entire album of final choruses of Let Down. Is it overproduced, sure maybe depends. Triumphant arrangements, generalized lyrics that point to victory, but with a voice that sounds like they lost the war. It's all a bit much, but can still feel it on a general level. B+
This is pretty interesting. Hadn't heard of this band or album before. Sounds a bit Coldplay-ish on some songs, but others are pretty cool. Will have to give it another listen. 3 stars.
I certainly didn't dislike it but I can't do more than a 3 since I don't really remember it. Definitely on the list for a re-listen though since you said you enjoyed it so much Bob.
2 bangers rest was ok
I listened but this one too didn't stick
I gave this one two listens because I thought maybe it just didn't hit me the first time I heard it. Nope, just not for me. I enjoyed the King Crimson cover and N.Y. and Pounding but the rest of it sounds a bit monotonous and I can't get into the guys vocals. The mastering is also very loud but I know that's more a consequence of when it was released so I try not to hold it against the album. 2.5 rounded up to 3.