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  • Audio CD (6 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00BM87ZNY
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,894 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The D.O.T. is a band that is so much more than the sum of it's parts. That's quite a statement when the band is made up of Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey. And no they won't tell you what it stands for. That's Mike Skinner, he of The Streets and urban beat poet laureate of the nation by the way. Oh and Rob Harvey, the banshee voiced front man of noughties dance rockers, The Music. The relationship was formed when Mike and Rob's former bands would cross paths on the touring circuit and solidified when Mike asked rob to accompany him on the final Streets tour. Mike and Rob soon then put in some studio time and reveled in the freedom to make music for it's own sake. With no need to conform to a specific style, or satisfy a record label's scheduling demands, there gradually evolved the sound you hear now in their second album Diary . A mix of soulful electronic blues and dance with Rob's vocals soaring stronger than ever and Mike's beats driving the songs home. The D.O.T. have been steadily building their online fanbase over the past two years. Posting demo tracks and videos regularly on their website The D.O.T. have taken video diaries to an artform. In an age when synergy and fan engagement are the buzzwords for promotion this is something that comes naturally to Mike and Rob.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 May 2013
Format: Audio CD
As D.O.T. Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey turned in a tidy debut last
year with 'And That'. It's good to know that they are still at it.
'Diary' is chock-full of memorable tunes. The quality of their
songwriting collaboration has evolved substantially, as has
their sound, which seems fuller, more detailed and confident.

That this is an English outfit is immediately apparent. The
rough vernacular edges in Messrs Skinner and Harvey's vocal
contributions make up a large part of D.O.T.'s idiosyncratic
charm; the former's laconic urban sprechgesang a perfect foil
for the latter's high-ranging nasal vibrato. Egg and chips!

There are twelve numbers in the set. Strongest amongst them are
'Don't Look At The Road' which sports a particularly strong chorus
and some damned fine harmonies; 'Under A Ladder', which boasts
some wonderfully dainty diction and flat vowels from Mr Skinner
and 'Left At The Lights' which, with its rainy-day brass accents
and passionate vocal performance from Mr Harvey, generates a real
sense of pathos. It is perhaps this talented duo's finest moment.

What's not to love? Don't let D.O.T. slip by under your radar.

Highly Recommended.
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By Jk on 27 Jun. 2013
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Great to hear mike skinner and rob Harvey back playing. Superb album. Can't wait to see them during the summer. Jk
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Beggsy on 7 July 2013
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I loved the streets. You would barely hear mike on this album. It's just some dude wit a squeaky voice singing ok tunes. He would never have got a record deal on his own, lets face it.
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Not their best, but not altogether bad 1 Feb. 2014
By Joe Ring - Published on Amazon.com
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No where as good as their first album "And That", but all in all not bad. Still miss "The Music"
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