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The Optimist LP
The Optimist LP
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £5.06

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully crafted melodies from the Indie boys, 30 Aug 2001
This review is from: The Optimist LP (Audio CD)
Ahhh,...aren't they sweet. You can but help liking these guys, especially just after they have produced one of the best albums of the year. The Duffel coated pair from South London have delivered a excelently well-rounded record, a bit of country and a whole lot of Indie with wonderfull acoustic guitar. Ollie and Gale have sewn together this album so smoothly you can hardly see the stitch marks. The standout tracks are 'Emergency 72', sung to perfection by Ollie Knights,'Feeling oblivion'
again where the vocal stand out crystal clear, and finally the fantastic 'Mind over money'. The duo have an amazing talent of fitting their voices together in perfect harmony every time and Gale's guitar work polishes each song to perfection. This is however a grower, enormously... take the C.D on an extremely long journey and listen to it on continuous play. Ah,..oh yeah and just skip 'By T.v light' altogether.


The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
Offered by gowingsstoreltd
Price: £2.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At last a c.d worth the money!!!, 2 Aug 2001
Glad to see BDB values his fans support, this album is, for a start a decent length (18 tracks). It really is amazing debut, full of a whole range of material from the magical, daydream of 'stone on the water' to the wicked and totally dancable 'dissilusion'. Glad to hear of a bloke with a sense of humour, someone who doesn't take himself too seriously. Great hat...no really the teacosie look really suits him.


Lost Souls
Lost Souls
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: £3.52

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album from the unluckiest band in the country, 2 Aug 2001
This review is from: Lost Souls (Audio CD)
First heard of Doves after getting the Badly Drawn Boy album(excelent by the way). The trio really have hit the spot with this collection of songs. From the soft sounds of 'the man who told everything' to the get up and dance of 'melody calls' and 'catch the sun'. Some interesting experimental pieces too, maybe a little too much..? Doves have been through a lot so I've heard, burnt down recording studio, loosing all their material....just trivial things like that. Even if you've heard them and hate them, buy the record out of pity.


Enjoy the Melodic Sunshine
Enjoy the Melodic Sunshine

4.0 out of 5 stars A essential summer album, 2 Aug 2001
Mmmmm...., beautiful, a record full of sweet, sweet harmonies and sunny uplifting songs. This is a great album from the scottish guys, easy to unwind to and perfect to perk up those rainy weekends. It's a upbeat, singalong folk-like album full of wonderful tunes, its a shame they haven't had much press though. fave song-'sometimes'. A must have!!!


Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Offered by Dirty Deals UK
Price: £5.00

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind blowingly Amazing!!!!!, 1 Aug 2001
WOW!!!! I Have had this album for about 6 months and NEVER tire of listening to it. Courtney Taylor Taylor has the smoothest sexiest voice known to humanity, and every song is a jewel. From the funky, singalong rock of 'boheimian like u', headbanging of 'Horsed sized pills' to the dream-like, fuzzy melodies of 'sleep' and 'Godless'. It is a true masterpiece!!


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