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Lost Souls ~ Doves
Lost Souls ~ Doves
5.0 out of 5 stars spine tingling, 17 Feb 2009
Listened to this album from start to finish again yesterday and I'd forgotten just HOW GOOD it is. The other two Doves albums are amazing, but far more accessible and immediate. This album is a slow burner, but the order of the songs and the fact it has so many layers to the crafting of the songs is so rare these days. Catch the Sun and Here it Comes are the upbeat singles, but it's the slower, melodic, atmospheric tracks that really make this album - they're simply stunning. Going to listen again now!!
Alternative 90's ~ Various Artists
Alternative 90's ~ Various Artists
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The best thing about this compilation is the packaging - ripping off the seminal 90s album "Blue Lines" by Massive Attack (who surprisingly don't feature on here) - but the actual contents don't fulfil the name. The tracks cover the years 1989 to 1994, and as for "alternative" - what we do get is a rambling mix of indie, baggy, britpop, sub-grunge, chart and rave tunes. It starts off well enough with the 90s defining Oasis classic "Live Forever" followed by "Movin' on Up" from Primal Screams' amazing 'Screamadelica'. There's plenty of other good songs on here, great to see Ned's Atomic Dustbin, but the impact is lost by extremely poor ordering, and ill-advised clashes of genre - the… Read more

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