Lost Souls

Lost Souls

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by Doves
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Hailing from the scene that brought the defining sounds of the Smiths, the Stone Roses, Oasis, James, and the Charlatans UK, Doves is another Brit-pop band playing around with depressing lyrical imagery and embryonic soundscapes that made the Mancunian circuit so popular throughout the '80s and '90s. Gloriously basking in the ethereal ones before them, their debut Lost Souls is a shoegazing twist of emotional bliss. Music hasn't sounded so heavenly since Radiohead and The Verve. The dozen-track look into streaming psychedelia taps into melodic waves of love lorn and sadness, especially on songs like "Rise" and "Lost Souls." The mood rouses and the positive clamor of "The Cedar Room" becomes the album's brassy anthem, very Oasis-like. Frontman/bassist Jimi Goodwin drools like a swooning Damon Albarn during "Here It Comes" and whooshing guitar licks from Jez Williams recall the sounds of Noel Gallagher. NME boldly claims it as the best debut album since Definitely Maybe. They're onto something good. If only Liam and Noel could calm down a bit and find that mesmerizing nature once again. [In October 2000, Lost Souls was issued in America on Astralwerks with three added bonus tracks not included on the original version].

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2000
Label:
Emi International
UPC:
0724352531929
catalogNumber:
5253192

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Performance Credits

Doves   Primary Artist
Thrashing Doves   Indexed Contributor
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 Credits

Doves   Producer
Rick Myers   Art Direction
Steve Osborne   Producer
Jez Williams   Composer,Programming
Jimi Goodwin   Composer
Andy Williams   Composer

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