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  • Summary: The Manchester, England band reunites with producer Steve Osborne for their sophomore album, following 2000's 'Lost Souls,' which launched them into stardom in both the U.S. and U.K. "There Goes the Fear" is the lead single.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    Doves have delivered, with honesty and affection. All other guitar bands this year will seem like a scratchy sideshow. [Jun 2002, p.110]
  2. This is music designed to fill arenas - possessed of a consistent quality and vision, a head, a heart and soul - that simply leaves the competition trailing in its wake. An utter triumph.
  3. Imagine 'Lost Souls' injected with Prozac and a huge dose of weird guitar noises that give you goosebumps from head to toe. That's 'The Last Broadcast'. It's one of those rare albums that makes sense first thing in the morning but you can still yell along to when your head's exploding.
  4. 80
    Last Broadcast is visceral, pulsing, uplifting, widescreen but has none of the bluster that would tip its forbears into self-parody. [May 2002, p.108]
  5. An album that's full of drama, without the tiresome excess.
  6. Shows a refreshing rawness that was absent before.
  7. They make tremendously consoling music, in an autumnal sort of way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Nov 29, 2011
    Pretty good overall. This has a few snore moments and a few genius moments. A bit like this band throughout their career in my view. It's worth listening to this album just to hear Pounding. Great track. Expand

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