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  • Summary: Ben Hiller (Elbow, Blur) produced the Manchester band's follow-up to 'The Last Broadcast.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. 100
    Confirms Doves as the country's most innovative rock group. [Mar 2005, p.94]
  2. A crowning achievement. [#9]
  3. Some Cities is easily their best since Lost Souls, and while repeated listens won't likely reveal it better than their debut, it's often equally as hypnotizing.
  4. 75
    Like Coldplay killing time with the Happy Mondays at Manchester's Hacienda club. [Mar 2005, p.92]
  5. As has always been the case with Doves, aural environment-building sometimes seems to be all the band has going for it, like on "Someday Soon," which uses sudden dramatic hushes and angelic choirs to pump life into a ballad that's practically melody-free. But at least the practice helps Doves make its few great songs count.
  6. Like most of the cities Doves sing about, these songs are grey, drizzly, often unpleasant, and more often than not... very, very dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 51
  2. Negative: 4 out of 51
  1. Nov 29, 2011
    8
    I reckon this is Doves best work. Some great tunes on here. Their most accessible and most consistent album.Black and White Town is the best thing they've ever written. Expand

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