The Guardian Somerset House Review

It’s the older tracks that most provoke these communal happy/sad moments, in particular the encore’s one-two punch of The Cedar Room – their debut single, colossal Bonham-esque drums underpinning its slow-burn mantra – and There Goes the Fear, perhaps Doves’ signature tune. Tonight, it sounds like Radiohead’s No Surprises set to disco hi-hat, Goodwin weaving his generation’s free-floating anxiety into something comforting and anthemic that draws people together. You wonder how many here have had their fried post-party minds soothed and guided back to safety by Doves’ music over the years; certainly, it’s a trick they’ve pulled off again.

An excerpt from today’s four star Guardian review. Read the full review here.

 
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