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Review Round-Up #2

Here’s several more reviews of the album, which you may have missed over the last few days…

Kansas City.com, Album Review:

Kansas City.com

Doves | ‘Kingdom of Rust’: Rust is the first release in four years from the British trio of brothers Andy and Jez Williams and Jimi Goodwin. The trio continued its work with producer Dan Austin. Sounds like: Coldplay, with more unexpected turns and bigger risks.

San Francisco Chronicle (via SFGate.com), Album Review:

SFGate.com

The punk-funk oddity “Compulsion,” a lovingly crafted early New Order tribute, is a delight, though, even if it feels like iTunes has unintentionally slipped into shuffle mode.

To read the full review, click here.

St. Petersburg Times (via Tampa Bay.com), Album Review:

Tampa Bay.com

…the buzzing, strobing Jetstream, a dreamlike synth-pounder about “carbon seas, cast adrift on a trouble dream.” Yeah, I have NO idea. But it’s a sublime head-spinner for both humans and replicants, and it sucks you in like a vacuum, refusing to let go.

To read the full review, click here.

The Times (via TimesOnline.com), Album Review:

TimesOnline.co.uk

Doves: Kingdom of Rust. If there’s any such thing as an Elbow bounce, Guy Garvey’s fellow Mancunians have timed their fourth album smartly. Refraining from fixing what wasn’t broken, the best moments of their return evoke the magic hour industrial sunsets of their hometown, while detours into Morricone-inspired territory and the four-to-the-floor fireworks of House of Mirrors supply peaks to please those familiar with its predecessors.

Review Round-Up #1

Here’s a few reviews of both the single and album, which you may have missed over the last few days…

The Sunday Times (via TimesOnline.com), Single Review:

TimesOnline.co.uk

Doves: Kingdom of Rust The title track of the trio’s long-awaited new album conjures up a spaghetti western set on the Manchester moors.

Gigwise.com, Album Review:

Gigwise.com

Doves have been made for the big-time ever since they started writing their second album, ‘The Last Broadcast’. But alas, the closest they’ve come to headlining any such setting has been on support slots with U2. So you can’t say they’ve had a hard life, but all the same, they deserve more. And the most annoying thing is, most people know it.

To read the full review, click here.

Drowned In Sound, Single Review:

Drowned In Sound

One can’t help but feel Doves have seen what happened to Elbow last year and fancied a piece of the grown up bloke action themselves. So here is album title track ‘Kingdom of Rust’ – an ambitious, chugga-chugga steam engine of a pop tune which has Misirlou dashes, 50s throwback guitars a la Richard Hawley, and quite a bit of the Neil Hannons in its arrangement and strings, before breaking down to a semi-bluesy workout.

To read the full review, click here.

top40-charts.com, Album Review:

top40-charts.com

Doves – Kingdom Of Rust: Recorded at a converted farmhouse up in North West England, Kingdom of Rust primarily features production work from Dan Austin (Massive Attack), with two additional tracks helmed by industry vet John Leckie (XTC, Stone Roses, Radiohead’s The Bends). The single ‘Kingdom of Rust’ sees Doves return with an utter epic album of eclectic tunes that takes you on a journey somehow perfectly painting a picture of the Northwest of England in a way that only Doves can do. I can hear so many influences in this single, the likes of Blondie, Bowie and the Clash to name but a few.

 

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