Doves Some Cities

Rolling Stone: 3 stars out of 5 - "[B]rightens up the widescreen gloom of their 2000 debut, LOST SOULS, dishing out hopeful, multitracked choruses and liquid guitars..."
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CD Details

  • Released: February 21, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Capitol

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - No. 969, p.114
3 stars out of 5 - "[B]rightens up the widescreen gloom of their 2000 debut, LOST SOULS, dishing out hopeful, multitracked choruses and liquid guitars..."
Spin - p.92
"[E]ven tracks that start off small and lonesome build to OK COMPUTER arena levels." - Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly - No. 809, p.73
"[C]ondenses the spacey sprawl of previous works for a tighter album, yet still maintains the Doves' distinct ethereality....[A] wondrously exhilarating, shimmering pop masterpiece." - Grade: A-
Uncut - p.94
4 stars out of 5 - "[R]ich and bold and quite beautiful....This wonderful, distinct album makes Doves automatically leaders of the pack."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.101
3 stars out of 5 - "[With] the beautiful, flute-laced, stop-start lament of 'Someday Soon', the epically inclined 'Walk In Fire' and the Air-like ambience of 'The Storm'."


  • 1.Some Cities
  • 2.Black and White Town
  • 3.Almost Forgot Myself
  • 4.Snowden
  • 5.The Storm
  • 6.Walk in Fire
  • 7.One of These Days
  • 8.Someday Soon
  • 9.Shadows of Salford
  • 10.Sky Starts Falling
  • 11.Ambition

Product Description:

Audio Mixers: Ben Hillier; Rich Costey.
Recording information: 2Khz, London, England; Andy's House; Angel Studios; Fort Augustus Abbey; Moolah Rough, Rockport, Manchester, England; Panarific; Parr Street Studios, Liverpool; The Dairy, Brixton, England; The Old School House, Fort Augustus; Whitfield Street Studios, Soho.
With their third outing, SOME CITIES, Doves created their most cohesive album to date. While the British trio's debut, LOST SOULS, conjured up a wonderfully melancholy mood, and its follow-up, THE LAST BROADCAST, expanded the band's sonic palette, SOME CITIES sees Doves fine-tuning their sound with the strengths of both previous releases. Atmospheric rock remains the group's calling card, as best exemplified by the shimmering "Almost Forgot Myself," the string-laden "The Storm," and the woozy "Shadows of Salford." Although the album is filled with mid-tempo tunes, "Black and White Town" picks up the pace with a Motown-like backbeat, "Walk in Fire" builds to a thrilling crescendo (much like THE LAST BROADCAST's "There Goes the Fear"), and "Sky Starts Falling" presents the trio in a buoyant, rocked-out mode. Crafting three excellent albums in a row is a tall order for any band, but with SOME CITIES, Doves have done exactly that.

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  • UPC: 724387460928
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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