Kingdom Of Rust

Release date
27 Mar 2009
Running length
4 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Kingdom of Rust 5:10 113,598
2 Kingdom Of Rust (Acoustic Version) 4:00 2,899
3 The Greatest Denier 3:57 47,056
4 Spellbound 5:40 42,151

About this album

“Kingdom of Rust” is the fourth studio album from Manchester-based rock band Doves. The album followed up a four-year gap between their last album Some Cities in 2005. It was released on April 6, 2009 in the UK via Heavenly Records, and April 7, 2009 in the US via Astralwerks Records, drawing positive critical reception.

The album was preceded by first single Kingdom of Rust and lead track Jetstream as a free download on their website, this last song was written as “an imaginary song for the closing credits on Ridley Scott’s classic” Blade Runner.

The album was recorded in a converted farmhouse barn in Cheshire, England. With production from John Leckie (Radiohead, The Stone Roses, The Fall) and Dan Austin (producer of Cherry Ghost’s Thirst for Romance album; programmer for Massive Attack).

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  • randorolian

    "they've always had shit artwork." The artwork for Lost Souls and The Last Broadcast is brilliant.

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DJVulpus

    Seminal album, one of my favourite's since it's release. Would love to see Doves live again one day.........

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • trockn

    song of my life!

    4 Jul 2011 Reply
  • wahnblinker

    only discovered this a few days ago - it's most definitely gonna be my next favorite album!

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • scarredforlyfe

    best album of 2009. and the art is awesome, fuck you tardcakes!

    25 Jan 2010 Reply
  • adchelle

    they've always had shit artwork. always, always, always. yucky. horrible. terrible. pathetic. yeuch. belch. nearly always had good tunes though. bye.

    12 Jan 2010 Reply
  • YouCantHide

    Lovely album.

    28 Sep 2009 Reply
  • alpaterson

    Pure dead brilliant. But yes, the album art is shite.

    26 Aug 2009 Reply
  • arminthemix

    no way, this album is definitely thei worst album,no comparison with lost souls or some cities, waht a pity after the high expectation I had

    9 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Salitre_48

    ¡¡Por fin tenemos disco nuevo de Doves!!! Cuatro años de espera es demasiado...

    30 May 2009 Reply
  • Varekai_techari

    Brilliant! Kingdom of Rust rocks!

    12 May 2009 Reply
  • GarethBlinx

    Mastered for too hot. I guess that's what vinyl is for.

    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • anthonysmart

    A fantastic album and without doubt there best yet, standout tracks for me are jetstream, the outsiders, 10:03 and lifelines.It gets my vote for album of the year along with invaders must die by the prodigy.

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • mattischrome

    Decent album, though hotterthanjuly may have a point come to think of it. It works quite well on headphones but the production is rather patchy... compare the crispness of "Jetstream" to the muddy mess of "Spellbound". That said, it is nice that it is not a homogeneous sound randomly applied by the producer du jour. If you think back to Lost Souls that has a rather scattershot production too - it's a (frustrating) characteristic of Doves records. For me though, it's the sleeve art that's disappointing. I can see this one featuring high on charts of worst ever album covers for a long, long time. Oh well, it's the music that counts!

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • jharo

    I agree with whatever @Loheros said. Great album, in heavy rotation for me right now.

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • loheros

    Jetstream mnie ubił na wielkim baku - dobry materiał, dojrzały , spory ukłon :)

    9 Apr 2009 Reply
  • GusterG

    Great album, I really enjoy listening to it. I hope Doves earn more recognition with this one, they deserve it.

    9 Apr 2009 Reply
  • alex-pl

    Fantastic album! It is already available on Spotify.

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • browland

    Welcome back Doves! It's been almost 4 years since your last album and it's been too long. From what I've heard so far, this is going to be one of the highlights of 2009!

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • cado_rocha

    "This is now seriously becoming the best album i've heard on 2009" - actually, it will obviously be the album of the year... early assumed.

    5 Apr 2009 Reply
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