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The Last Broadcast
The Last Broadcast
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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The Follow Up to the Critically Acclaimed 'lost Souls' Dispels Any Prior Notion that this Band Are Melancholy. Their Collective Confidence and Cohesion as Well as Strong Positive Attitude Come Through Each Note of this Alb...  more »


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All Artists: Doves
Title: The Last Broadcast
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 6/4/2002
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative, Europe, British Isles, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724381223222, 0724381223253, 724353928926, 724381223253


Album Details
The Follow Up to the Critically Acclaimed 'lost Souls' Dispels Any Prior Notion that this Band Are Melancholy. Their Collective Confidence and Cohesion as Well as Strong Positive Attitude Come Through Each Note of this Album as You'll Hear the Moment the Laser Hits the Disc. This is an Auspicious Occasion Where the Band Prove to the World that They Indeed Belong in that Class of Groups with Radiohead, U2, Oasis and all the Rest...where Everything They Do Justifies Attention and the Praise Heaped on them from the Beginning. The First Album was Born Out of Frustration and Countless Setbacks. This Time, It's Solid and as Nme Says, 'something Fresh and New. It's a Euphoric Experience...and One that Finally Reveals What a Great Band the Doves Are.'

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A monumental release
Daniel Cherney | Boston, MA | 04/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been listening to a promo copy of this since early April, so I've had some time with it. Simply put, this is a fantastic record - the most rewarding rock album since OK Computer, and current frontrunner for best of the year. Even better than Doves' stunning debut, 'Lost Souls.' Think of the best work from The Beatles, Radiohead and The Verve, add in a bit of electronica, turn the creativity meter all the way up.. it comes out sounding like music you've known forever, while remaining fresh and exciting. Jimi's voice is better than ever, and drummer Andy even gets a turn on the mic on 2 tracks. Great songwriting, gorgeous arrangements, and amazing detail. There is zero filler here, as should be the case with every great record. A chilling intro gives birth to "Words," opening the album with waterfall-guitars and huge sound. "There Goes The Fear" is the first single, and possibly the best song of the it. Next is the fragile and beautiful "M62 Song" - the acoustic guitar work on 'Broadcast' provide some of the best moments on the record. "N.Y." is simply a stunning rock song, one that melts into the spiritual and dreamy "Satellites." While still fantastic, this track ultimatley comes off as the brightest song on an album filled with bright songs. "Friday's Dust" is a haunting acoustic tune with delicate string and horn arrangements..a very cool song. After this comes one brilliant track after another to close the album - the relentless and soaring "Pounding," perfect melancholy dream-pop in "Last Broadcast" this point Doves have defied categorization, the only place for a song like "The Sulphur Man." The closer, "Caught By The River," is an anthem remeniscient of the very best of Oasis or The Verve. The album ends huge and warm, a big difference from the way they closed out 'Lost Souls.' 'Last Broadcast' is stunning in all of its psycadellic glory - all of the different colors, emotions and textures are both instantly acessable and continually rewarding. Not to mention the packaging and artwork is tops as well. So basically Doves will be making great music for a long time, and it'd be best to get on the bandwagon as soon as possible.
I cannot reccomend this album highly enough."
An individually brilliant album for the Doves
Chris Wren | Chicago, Illinois | 06/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Doves sophmore release, The Last Broadcast, bucks the traditional sophmore slump and takes it's place as a stunning version of Brit-pop. While not as dramatic, moody and brooding as the debut album, The Last Broadcast is definitely the Doves' chance to shine as songwriters and as musicians.In comparison to their earlier release, Lost Souls, The Last Broadcast is definitely a happier and more accessible album. What the album lacks in dark honesty, it makes over tenfold in perfect songwriting.It almost reeks with pop motifs and has definite brit pop sound. A song like "N.Y." feels like a Blur song with Oasis pop, and "Satellites" is just riddled with gospel-influences, which instantly reminds me of Sting's last album. Those are just a few examples, at least. This doesn't detract from any of the songs (all of these influences are good), but it's not as groundbreaking or mood-setting as the debut. A song like "Pounding," which is my favorite track, has fairly basic guitar playing and musicality, yet has all the perfect hooks to draw the listener closer into the music. While I am a devouted fan to their debut, The Last Broadcast is an ideal follow up and a perfect way for the Doves to become one of the focal points of the new brit-pop movement. Their songwriting and lyricism is still up to par, and any appreciator of just good rock and roll would immensely enjoy this CD."