DOVES – ” The Universal Want “

Posted: September 10, 2020 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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After a ten year hiatus, Doves return with their fifth studio LP The Universal Want. The headline is; it’s really good. Ten tracks that slowly evolve and echo into one another, it’s full of ebbs and flows with building and brooding instrumental sections that flourish into really euphoric arrangements. Doves remain masters of driving and euphoric anthems. Whether this is a return or a final transmission, it’s another fine addition to their excellent discography. Our Record of the Week and one we’ll be playing a lot.

After an 11-year hiatus, their fifth album captures the sound of organic inspiration manifesting in inquisitive, yet masterful, genre chemistry and vast, immediate song writing.

Refusing once more to fall into predictable, guitar-bass-drums dynamics, the record’s overwhelming sense of intrigue owes everything to Doves’ three decades experience and an autobiographical trip through the sounds of their own lives. from seaside amusements (Carousels) and the remembered heat of acid house (Universal Want) to the aimless summer days of youth (Forest House), each song sets a new reel running to show fragments of their lives and, in turn, those of their listeners. shadows of Bowie, rare 70’s soul, detroit house and afrobeat are cast subtly across the shapeshifting album. “this time Doves shift their gaze from upward to inward and the results are spellbinding and beautiful” 9/10

+ The Indie Edition is pressed on heavyweight white vinyl.
+ Also available as a very limited Box Set Edition that is going to go pretty quick.

Doves forthcoming album The Universal Want.

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