10 Sep 2010, 12:51 by SkinnyLove21
29 Dec 2009, 17:05 by jamesdcodyBelow, are my top ten albums of 2009. It was a brilliant year for music with some really excellent Lps coming out. By far the best debut album was by american indie outfit The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, which if it wasnt for a masterpiece by Manchester's finest (Doves) ,would have easliy topped my list. Yeah yeah yeahs produced their best album yet in my opinion, with the brilliant glam'd up "Its Blitz". Possibly the most addictive album for me was Eels Hombre Lobo, 12 songs of desire, about wanting to be with someone who just doesn't quite feel the same way. The Rifles second Effort in the shape of The Great Escape is just so good, its like being back at the heart of the brit pop scene, With Toerag actually being my fave tune of the whole year.
The second half of my list includes 5 very different albums, The Cribs Ignore The Ignorant is uplifting as anything Oasis ever did, while one of my favourite bands Super Furry Animals took on a more grove based feel to their latest record Dark Days/ Light Years. …
16 Jun 2009, 13:44 by thevoiceofkarlaGirlfriend
The Sweetest Thing
Heard It All Before
Arboles De La Barranca (Featuring Saul Hernandez of Jaguares)
Dull to Pause
Slow Down Quickly
Will You Dance With Me?
Girl That Speaks No Words
All we Want, Baby, is Everything
Les chansons d'A
I Go I Go I Go
No Matter Which Way
Speed Boat To Heaven
I'll Be With You
High on the Heels
Soldier Featuring Big Red & 5Nizza
29 May 2009, 12:32 by thevoiceofkarlaWill You Dance With Me?
End of Summer Song
At Last I'm Free
When You Sleep
The Sweetest Thing
In the Danger
Swimming In The Flood
Egotripping at the Gates of Hell
It's a Beautiful Day
Dark Green Rod (With Ulf Stricker)
Speed Boat To Heaven
Rudo Y Cursi
Esperando A Que Llegue
DanielEvery Goliath Has His David
In The Ends It's Your Friends
The Whistling Song
Ini Mer Singur Vitleysingur
22 May 2009, 13:42 by thevoiceofkarlaWe Were There
Rudo Y Cursi
Help I'm Alive
It's What I Want
We Drove Through Winter
Arboles De La Barranca
I Came Running
Good Thing It's a Ghost Town Around Here
It Don't Move Me
We Do What We Want To
Pictures of You
She never came back
Riviera On The Moon
Music Takes Me Up (feat. Alice Russell)
Hey You Guys
10 May 2009, 02:53 by Al_73Well, I'd been waiting a long time to see these guys & tonight was the night! :D A few hiccups on the way here - helped by London Underground kindly deciding to close Brixton tube station - but luckily they were the only problems I encountered tonight!
With a little Jack Daniels & Southern Comfort coursing through my veins, the lights darkened at about 9.30pm &, to the metallic clatter of the intro to Jetstream, they walked onstage. I just had a feeling they'd start with this song & they didn't disappoint me! In fact, this was one of the best starts to any gig I've been to recently as the first five songs they played were on my secret wishlist of songs I hoped they'd play :D Jetstream was followed by the cinematic sweep of the lovely Snowden & for the first of many times this evening, the colony of goosebumps that live in my spine, went into overdrive. This was beautiful! My fave track from the new album - Winter Hill - followed. This song really is everything that is great about Doves wrapped into 5 minutes. …
6 Apr 2009, 10:04 by ODeighI was anticipating disappointment, I admit it. I was anticipating more terrace anthems and Doves by numbers. I lacked faith in their ability to take an extended leave of absence and come back as anything other than flabby and middle aged.
I was wrong.
The rest was as good as a change. Kingdom Of Rust is everything a Doves album should be a decade or so down the line.
Familiarity with Jetstream from the free download is making me like it more. I like the disco-ness of the drum track. I like the twittering synths. There's even something a little New Romantic about it that reminds me of early Ultravox and Duran Duran.
Kingdom of Rust drags you back to Fulsome Prison-era Johnny Cash. It's bordering on The Coral with its scousadelica bassline, which I'm trying desperately to ignore. I haven't seen the video for the single version because I'm old now and they won't let me on YouTube with my zimmerframe, but I really hope they're in some mocked up Wild West town wearing Man With No Name outfits. …
27 Mar 2009, 05:05 by TheWalkmenIt’s been four years since the Doves released Some Cities, their last full-length. Generally, such a long layover is cause for concern. Fortunately, the Manchester, England band have avoided a Second Coming and are back on top form. Kingdom Of Rust picks up where Some Cities they left off, retaining some of the more electronic elements of that album. This is arguably Doves’ most inventive effort to date, yet it still retains the band’s classic sound.
The slow burning Jetstream opens the album and builds towards some interesting textural ideas, although it doesn’t quite seem to achieve much in the way of a climax. The pace is picked up by the lead single and title track Kingdom of Rust, which grooves along with an expansive sound of a determined band. The pace continues to build with the dirty basslines of the Outsiders and through to Winter Hill, a more conventional Doves number. What follows next though is the centerpiece, 10:03. What begins as a lush ballad about longing for familiarity…