The Last Broadcast

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Often dismissed as purveyors of Britpop sweetness, Doves actually have plenty of sonic tricks up their collective sleeve -- many more of which are unsheathed here than on their promising debut, 2000's Lost Souls. While still capable of conjuring up vivid atmospherics with simple acoustic melodies and the plaintive tenor of singer Jimi Goodwin, this time around the Manchester-based combo seem intent on exploring the headier reaches of guitar rock, as evidenced by the soaring, Verve-like "Words" and the sinewy "N.Y." Like many of their hometown predecessors -- from Joy Division onward -- Doves don't accentuate the positive very often: Here, Goodwin offers a chilling take...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Often dismissed as purveyors of Britpop sweetness, Doves actually have plenty of sonic tricks up their collective sleeve -- many more of which are unsheathed here than on their promising debut, 2000's Lost Souls. While still capable of conjuring up vivid atmospherics with simple acoustic melodies and the plaintive tenor of singer Jimi Goodwin, this time around the Manchester-based combo seem intent on exploring the headier reaches of guitar rock, as evidenced by the soaring, Verve-like "Words" and the sinewy "N.Y." Like many of their hometown predecessors -- from Joy Division onward -- Doves don't accentuate the positive very often: Here, Goodwin offers a chilling take on mental illness on "There Goes the Fear," compounding the sensory unease with a breezy dance-floor rhythm. And just to confuse matters even more, the band tips its hat to prog-rock godfathers King Crimson, reworking that band's "Moonchild" under the new title "M62 Song." There's no denying the beauty of The Last Broadcast, but don't tune in expecting just another bunch of pretty sounds -- in fact, you'll find that and a whole lot more.
All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
When Doves issued Lost Souls in fall 2000, Britpop was immersed in its melodic gloom-and-doom era, ushered in by the success of Radiohead. The likes of Coldplay, Travis, Elbow, and Starsailor followed in their wake, as did Doves. What separated Doves from the rest was a glint of passion, evident on their 2000 debut, Lost Souls. Two years later, the atmospheric dreamscapes of Lost Souls were torn asunder for the musical daybreak of The Last Broadcast. As it turns out, the psychedelic vibrancy of "Catch the Sun," the brightest track on the album, pointed toward this brave second record. Gone are the hazy space rock trips and the cheerless attitudes; Doves are on the sunny side of the street for The Last Broadcast. The seven-minute sonic boom of "There Goes the Fear" finds Jimi Goodwin sharing vocals with Jez and Andy Williams for a glorious chorus. Each of them switches up vocal duties throughout, lending a joyous feel to the album itself. From the bold front of "Words" to the fiery momentum of "Pounding," The Last Broadcast shows a refreshing rawness that was absent before. The High Llamas' Sean O'Hagan delivers sweeping orchestral arrangements for the sublime "Friday's Dust," while the electronic dewdrops of "The Sulphur Man" push Doves' divine ambience further to the front.Doves were caught up in making grand compositions on Lost Souls, which worked fabulously, but it was too much. They've stripped down to the basics, letting the optimism of The Last Broadcast take center stage. It's a brilliant moment.
NME - James Oldham
'The Last Broadcast' feels like when Radiohead moved from 'Pablo Honey' to 'The Bends'. It's a quantum leap for Doves, an album that compresses all the band's myriad influences and experiences into one magnificent musical document. Echoes of The Smiths, Joy Division, Spiritualized, My Bloody Valentine and the Ha├žienda club can all be found here, and put together the whole thing sounds incredible.
Mojo - David Peschek
Last Broadcast is visceral, pulsing, uplifting, widescreen.... Songs burst with ideas.

'The Last Broadcast' feels like when Radiohead moved from 'Pablo Honey' to 'The Bends'. It's a quantum leap for Doves, an album that compresses all the band's myriad influences and experiences into one magnificent musical document. Echoes of The Smiths, Joy Division, Spiritualized, My Bloody Valentine and the Ha├žienda club can all be found here, and put together the whole thing sounds incredible.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2002
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724381223222
  • Catalog Number: 12232
  • Sales rank: 303,673

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:17)
  2. 2 Words (5:42)
  3. 3 There Goes the Fear (6:54)
  4. 4 M62 Song (3:48)
  5. 5 Where We're Calling From (1:24)
  6. 6 N.Y. (5:46)
  7. 7 Satellites (6:50)
  8. 8 Friday's Dust (3:35)
  9. 9 Pounding (4:45)
  10. 10 Last Broadcast (3:22)
  11. 11 The Sulphur Man (4:37)
  12. 12 Caught by the River (5:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Doves Primary Artist
Thrashing Doves Indexed Contributor
Sally Herbert Violin
Steve Waterman Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Andy Robinson Trombone
Marcus Holdaway Cello
Mark Bassey Trombone
Chris Davies Strings
Jacqueline Norrie Violin
Martin Rebelski Glockenspiel, Keyboards
Rob Shepley Viola
Colin Crawley Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Brian G. Wright Violin, Viola
Duncan Ashby Clarinet
Paulette Bailey Violin
Billy Booth Strings
Celia Goodwin Violin
Rosie Lowdell Violin
Brian Madden megaphone
Jay Rofe Turner Tambourine
Lisa Saddoo Background Vocals
Richard Sliwa Strings
Marc Starr Strings
Joanne Watson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Doves Producer
Sean O'Hagan Arranger
Steve Osborne Producer
Danton Supple Engineer
Adrian Bushby Engineer
Martin "Max" Heyes Programming, Producer, Engineer
Andy Robinson Arranger
Marcus Holdaway Arranger
Miles Showell Mastering
Julia Baker Artwork
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Doves are now lost souls

    I bought this album with a lot of expectations especially due to the comparisons with radiohead and coldplay. I had heard "sea song" & "catch the sun" from lost souls ard these 2 tracks were brilliant. However this album just bores me. Besides the lead singers voice starts to sound really 'heavy' and laboured after a few listens. Every song has that same boring vibe, no real variation in sound. Not worth it in my opinion though i still love sea song & catch the sun...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best album of 2002...........

    Last Braodcast by Doves, is a brilliant album with there goes the fear being the best song (best single of 2002). Their superbly created album is backed up by their many excellent live performances. Once played, this album takes hold of you and takes many months of listening to wear off. Their Lost Souls album was very good but they have managed to surpass it. Go out and but it, it is an essential. Oasis and Coldplay best British bands? Songs to look out for, Words, there goes the fear, N.Y., Sattelites, Pounding and last bradcast.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You like Radiohead...Coldplay...this is for you...

    It's a mix of Radiohead and Coldplay into it's own genre of music. Both albums are great. The Last Broadcast is the best, I think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The smooth flight of the Doves

    Each song has a hook attractive enough to grow on your senses. The layering of guitars is fabulous, and so are the rhythm-structures. Among the songs, I think 'Words', 'There Goes The Fear', 'Caught By The River' and 'M62 Song' are the ones which rise above the others

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sweet and melodic dream scapes

    with a lyrical smoothness and a new found ambition, this band borrows from others to create somthing new.

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