The Last Broadcast

Doves - The Last Broadcast
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2002 Ratings: #48 / 191
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2002 Ratings: #91
June 4, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Heavenly / Label
Dream Pop, Britpop / Genres
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Doves has a moody style of rock. But on this album, they add some extra instruments to spice it up. And what better example to show this than “Friday’s Dust”. On that song, we get sul ponticello strings, echoing vocals, bassoon and a mellotron flute. The textures are almost orchestral.
The lyrical themes mainly revolve around self esteem and mental health, as well as drug abuse hinted in “The Sulphur Man” ('Pills stopped you / Stopped you feeling life'). ... read more
Less backloaded than the first album, and overall a more consistent listen, with the weaker tracks sprinkled throughout rather than concentrated on the first half. The best tracks on here are once again exemplary, even if they are surrounded by a lot of forgettable and inoffensive filler.
El mejor disco para mi gusto de Doves.
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Words
  3. There Goes the Fear
  4. M62 Song
  5. Where We're Calling From
  6. N.Y.
  7. Satellites
  8. Friday's Dust
  9. Pounding
  10. Last Broadcast
  11. The Sulphur Man
  12. Caught By the River
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