3.28.2006

[REQ]The Doves - The Last Broadcast



The Last Broadcast sees Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin and multi-instrumentalist brothers Andy and Jez Williams soaring to new if perhaps grandiose heights. The thundering opening beat and spiraling guitars of "Words" are reminiscent of Ride at their bombastic peak, and "There Goes the Fear" has relentlessly reverberating Latin rhythms, New Order-influenced guitars, and sweeping vocals that are nothing less than breathtaking. Quiet reprieve comes with "M62," a delicate haunting reworking of King Crimson's "Moonchild," bizarrely recorded under the M62 flyover in Manchester, and its desolate atmospherics are juxtaposed against the remainder of the album. With the thrusting onslaught of "Pounding," the obligatory earthy rock of "N.Y.," and the joyous pastoral acoustic-led splendor of "Caught by the River," the Doves have crafted a liberating sophomore album that happily combines the uplifting anthemic essence of dance with good old rock & roll.

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2 Comments:

Blogger The Jeff said...

I'm only on the second track, but this is already an amazing album. Thanks!

12:13 PM  
Blogger ClefPalette said...

The last half of this album is PURE GOLD. Just start the vinyl on side B... or whatever...

Thanks MUCH for posting. A Must Buy.

2:54 AM  

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