Lost Soulsby Doves
With the majestic Brit pop of Oasis and Blur sagging into post-millennial bloat, it is only a matter of time before a new crop of shambling rockers take over the shop. Manchester's Doves are a trio of ex-techno producers with a flair for the cinematic, from the piano-bar noir of "Here It Comes" to the Eastern tripadelica of "The Cedar Room." A suite of remarkably strong songs ranging from melancholy dirges to transcendent pop invokes fellow Mancunians My Bloody Valentine, the Smiths, and even New Order, making Lost Souls a most auspicious debut.
- Release Date:
- Emi International
Performance CreditsDoves Primary Artist
Jez Williams Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Kate Evans Strings
Jane Coyle Strings
Wendy Edison Strings
Jimi Goodwin Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals,Sampling
Barbara Grunthal Strings
Martin Rebelski Piano
Stuart Warburton Harmonica
Richard Wheatley Piano,fender rhodes
Andy Williams Harmonica,Drums,Vocals,Sampling
Technical CreditsDoves Producer
Rick Myers Art Direction
Steve Osborne Producer
Jez Williams Composer,Programming
Jimi Goodwin Composer
Andy Williams Composer
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the music swirls about your head in a stormy, hazy atmosphere....sometimes dark and haunting, other times thought provoking and uplifting...but the album flows wonderfully from one song to the next...it takes a few listens to really get into the music and take it all in but it gets more satisfying with every listen!
I wish that about 100 other bands could have put out an album this good in the last couple of years. While all of the people weened on excellent music have had to suffer inexcusably through about 5 years of poppy junk on the radio and TV here in the US, the Brits have proven once again they are still the best rock musicians in the world. The Doves show in this release that musical experimentation and good songwriting will never go out of style. Lyrically, it could have been better, but the music is unmatched by all but a very few bands. It's worth buying, or ripping, if that is your pleasure.
That pretty much sums up my review. I bought this disc three wks ago and I just can't get it out of the CD player! The songs cut through to the inner recesses of my mind but never seem to leave. Like Pink Floyd may sound like without the bombast but with John Cale/Lou Reed production.
My first listen of "Catch the Sun" sold me on this album. It just happened to be that all of the other tracks were similarly astounding. The best time to listen to this album is near sunset, while stoking the barbecue, and sipping down a nice pale ale. I bought this album in 2001 and still enjoy it today. My 8-year old daughter loves to sing along too.