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Old 04-06-2009, 04:02 PM   #286
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but U2 got 5 starz!!!!11!!
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:08 PM   #287
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for some reason, Doves get absolutely no respect in the US, unfairly dismissed as inferior versions of Coldplay or Radiohead. the critical reception is very lukewarm...just look at Rolling Stone's pathetic three star review. what a bunch of crap. most of these reviewers give it a half listen and then try to find comparisons to the latest Brit Indie rock flavors of the month.
Looks like this may be true.....most Brit sites are giving the album great scores.
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My father really should apply for a job at Rolling Stone. He automatically gives anything that could pass as indie a 3/5 and is highly impressed when the aged manage to release an album of any level of quality.
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My father really should apply for a job at Rolling Stone. He automatically gives anything that could pass as indie a 3/5 and is highly impressed when the aged manage to release an album of any level of quality.
He'd do well at the Grammys too.
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He'd do well at the Grammys too.
wow! An award statue. ohhh, its a grammy!

*tosses it off the balcony*

Hey! Don't throw your garbage down here!
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:20 PM   #291
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I rely on my ears for my review.
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wow! An award statue. ohhh, its a grammy!

*tosses it off the balcony*

Hey! Don't throw your garbage down here!
Hahahaha, awesome reference.
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Americans only like dreary Uk bands like coldplay and radiohead or shit ones like franz and bloc party

anyone who does joy has no chance

Doves are a million times better than coldplay - cant wait to see them!
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Doves more "joyous" than Coldplay or Radiohead?

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Doves more "joyous" than Coldplay or Radiohead?

slightly more so
catch the sun
black & white town despite being about lonliness has such a great beat you cant help but tap your feet

I like radiohead and a little coldplay but seriously, the usa needs to embrace more than posh, stuck up richboy brits

e.g coldplay, radiohead, bloc part and franz

any normal folk like doves, arctic monkeys, kasabian & starsailor have no chance
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I was really disappointed by the RS review. They've given their last three albums three stars each. Really? I honestly think they simply don't get the band. I'm not just saying that because I'm a sour fan or something. I really believe they just don't get it.
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does anyone have the itunes bonus tracks they could send me. i would buy them, but they're UK only.

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I don't think you can get into Doves if you only listen to them casually, they aren't hookish and catchy, but on headphones they really shine out as different from the pack they get lumped in with, I know I had some of their music and didn't see them as special when I just sort of listened, but now that I've given them a fair chance I'm hooked.
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for some reason, Doves get absolutely no respect in the US, unfairly dismissed as inferior versions of Coldplay or Radiohead. the critical reception is very lukewarm...
Yeah, that's true. The acclaim they generally get in UK doesn't seem to translate in US, who often don't look beyond the "British + mellow + guitars = another Coldplay". But it often works the other way as well, with American bands/artists getting acclaim/popularity in US but not across the pond.

I think it also doesn't help that Doves have so little star quality - love him or hate him Chris Martin is one of the few easily identifiable, magazine cover-friendly frontmen in music today.
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Yeah, that's true. The acclaim they generally get in UK doesn't seem to translate in US, who often don't look beyond the "British + mellow + guitars = another Coldplay". But it often works the other way as well, with American bands/artists getting acclaim/popularity in US but not across the pond.

I think it also doesn't help that Doves have so little star quality - love him or hate him Chris Martin is one of the few easily identifiable, magazine cover-friendly frontmen in music today.
Correct, Doves and Elbow as well both have faces made for radio They are not exactly the most attractive people which unfortunately thanks to the average vapid American consumer makes them uninteresting...

There is a part of me that thinks that is a shame but then I don’t have to share them with the unwashed masses at concerts so I am cool with that
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