Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. The darkest feel-good record of the year. [14 Jun 2002, p.100]
  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. This is a dazzling and haunting disc. [Aug 2002, p.74]
  5. 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.
  6. 90
    One of the most stunning and gorgeous records of this young decade.
  7. Surpassing the merits of Lost Souls, one of the best albums of 2000, is no mean feat, but to do it in such breath-taking fashion is something else, something special.
  8. There's not a bad spot on the album, 12 tracks that taken as a whole make up the most exhilarating UK rock album in years.
  9. Rich with melody and drama, even the band's experiments--like adapting King Crimson's "Moonchild" into the lush "M62 Song"--work.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Nov 29, 2011
    7
    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'sPretty 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. Full Review »
  2. OnderO.
    Apr 9, 2008
    10
    This is the best Manchester dark band then joy divisions' lp's.
  3. GarryK.
    Oct 19, 2007
    10
    In my opinion one of the best albums ever made. There are so many great songs I can't possibly choose a favourite.