- Record Label: Astralwerks
- Release Date: Apr 7, 2009
- Summary: The fourth album for the British rock band was co-produced with Dan Austin and John Leckie.
- Record Label: Astralwerks
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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|Kingdom Of Rust|
|I hear a sound Asound above my head Distant sound of thunder Moving out on the moor Blackbirds flew in Into the cooling towers I'll pack my...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 19 out of 23
Mixed: 4 out of 23
Negative: 0 out of 23
Kingdom Of Rust is a triumph, and the best album the band have ever produced.
This is still a bright record, however, one that finds catharsis in the gloomier songs and strength in the tracks that resemble Lost Souls' measured anthems.
Even if the album loses its way with its final two tracks, you are left so exhausted by this stage that it almost comes with a sense of relief. By reinventing what they do best, Doves have fearlessly strutted back onto everyone's radar.
Whatever way you look at Kingdom Of Rust it’s a magnificent rock record, one which will delight the faithful and also surely see them pick up new devotees.
Doves' fourth album is another sterling example of why the Doves should be household names and why they probably won't ever be: their unwavering flair for producing mountainous, Wembley-worthy pop anthems that are nonetheless invested with a palpable degree of grace and humility.
For the most part though, it adds little to a genre that’s already saturated and is disappointing from a band whose past evidence has shown can do better.
Positive: 17 out of 18
Mixed: 1 out of 18
Negative: 0 out of 18
StigSonsterudbratenApr 23, 2009Brilliant album full of harmony and rythm that sticks to your Brain. Everything is packed in a delicate produced sound with a vocal so gently Brilliant album full of harmony and rythm that sticks to your Brain. Everything is packed in a delicate produced sound with a vocal so gently flowing on top of every song. The surprice of this Album makes it even better. Maybe I have to rate this album over the earlier ones....maybe.… Expand
PedroFApr 7, 2009This album is as close to perfect as I've seen since Animal Collective's "Merriweather Post Pavilion." It manages to at once be This album is as close to perfect as I've seen since Animal Collective's "Merriweather Post Pavilion." It manages to at once be gloomy and hopeful, combining the best elements of dream-pop with those of prog-rock. The result is a sumptuous, slick album whose first seven tracks are a study in confidence, musical pluck, and the avant-garde, and whose final four are just icing on the cake. An inspired, accomplished album, and Doves' greatest since the beautiful The Last Broadcast--and perhaps even superior to that.… Expand
TomKApr 9, 2009There may not be any obvious singles on this album but the whole album fits together incredibly well. The best way to listen to it is from There may not be any obvious singles on this album but the whole album fits together incredibly well. The best way to listen to it is from start to finish and and at the end you feel greatly rewarded.… Expand
nickwApr 7, 2009Probably their best CD. only a couple of tracks are lukewarm for me and the rest are just jaw-droppingly good.
JackPApr 13, 2009A complete vision of a Doves album. A proper record from start to finish without filler.
TomBApr 10, 2009Best album I've heard so far this year. The rare album where the second half is even better than the first - and the first half is Best album I've heard so far this year. The rare album where the second half is even better than the first - and the first half is great. Standout tracks include House of Mirrors, 10:03, Kingdom of Rust and Compulsion, but there's not a single bad track on the album. Compares favorably with all their other albums but I think is probably their best.… Expand
KaiserZMay 29, 2009Glimpses of something more that didn't pan out is what this albumn feels like to me. Mixed in with a lot of "familiar" melodies is a Glimpses of something more that didn't pan out is what this albumn feels like to me. Mixed in with a lot of "familiar" melodies is a couple rewarding moments but it feels more like I've been on this path before. Jetstream is a mess of a song and Compulsion is so Blondie-esque that it's distracting. Most of the albumn lacks the percussion pop of older Doves and mellows out in areas instead of cranking it up. 10:03 and Outsiders inject some life in a Moody Blues stream of songs that don't go fast enough but at least don't drag. A hazy albumn for reflection--not inspiration.… Expand
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