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Old 06-13-2008, 10:56 PM   #16
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The Doves have recorded some stunning--basically perfect, even--songs, but all of their records are brutally terrible. Too long, too same-ey, and too bloated. Holy shit, though, do their good songs cook. I still pretend to be able to listen to The Last Broadcast, from time to time, just so that I can enjoy superhuman songs like "Words" and "Caught By The River." I'm never far from the skip button, with this band, but when I'm not skipping, I could swear that they're the greatest band in the world.

...But then, invariably, the next song starts, and I go to the bathroom, to vomit.
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Don't like Sulphur Man from that album?
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Hearing the Coldplay/U2 talk is a little like the Kobe/Jordan talk. You can try and try and try, Coldplay/Kobe, but you will never be that which you strive to emulate or surpass.

And Doves..... Cannot wait for the next album.


I've always loved the Sports Guy's Teen Wolf/Kobe comparison. Now that's dead-on.

I do like what I've heard from this band, too: Snowden, Caught by the River, another random track or two, can't remember.
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Don't like Sulphur Man from that album?
Nope. Not the weakest track on the record, certainly. Most of their non-singles just drag and drag and drag, for me. I am very much not a fan of Brit-pop (and that which has followed it, like Doves), singles notwithstanding, so that's probably to blame. Just not my style. At all.

Example: I have never been able to listen to a Pulp record from start to finish, in one sitting. Never. And they're one of my favorite singles bands of all time!
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Nope. Not the weakest track on the record, certainly. Most of their non-singles just drag and drag and drag, for me. I am very much not a fan of Brit-pop (and that which has followed it, like Doves), singles notwithstanding, so that's probably to blame. Just not my style. At all.

Example: I have never been able to listen to a Pulp record from start to finish, in one sitting. Never. And they're one of my favorite singles bands of all time!
I'm in the same boat with Pulp. Love some songs, cannot listen to an album. i like Sulphur Man a lot, eh.

Question....do you like/dislike Catherine Wheel?
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I'm in the same boat with Pulp. Love some songs, cannot listen to an album. i like Sulphur Man a lot, eh.

Question....do you like/dislike Catherine Wheel?
The band, or the David Byrne record?
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The band, or the David Byrne record?
Duh, the torture device. Fucker.

No, sorry, the band.
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Duh, the torture device. Fucker.

No, sorry, the band.
Ferment's all right. I had that and Happy Days, but recently got rid of the both of them, after not having listened to either in almost two full years. Loveless suits me just fine, for that era.

Actually, I'm pretty ho-hum on most of the Byrne record, too. Both the band and the Byrne compositions certainly have their moments, though. Didn't those guys just release something new, or possibly re-release something from the olden times?

EDIT: I am just now remembering, though, that Catherine Wheel albums, like nearly all British records of the '90s (and even a lot of the subsequent ones), are way, way, way, way, way too long. Ugh. Way too fucking long.
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Loveless as in My Bloody Valentine?
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Ha, yes. Are you having a go at me, NSW? , if so! Otherwise, carry on. Sorry for sort of shifting the thread from Doves, everyone.
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Ha, yes. Are you having a go at me, NSW? , if so! Otherwise, carry on. Sorry for sort of shifting the thread from Doves, everyone.
No, actually, was just confirming. Not everyone likes them. You've known when I've had a go at you. I am a big Catherine Wheel fan, more than any band from that era. Ferment is my 2nd favorite of theirs, behind Chrome. But they're not everyone's cup of tea, of course. I don't even drink tea, shhhh.
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No, actually, was just confirming. Not everyone likes them. You've known when I've had a go at you. I am a big Catherine Wheel fan, more than any band from that era. Ferment is my 2nd favorite of theirs, behind Chrome. But they're not everyone's cup of tea, of course. I don't even drink tea, shhhh.
Yeah, I don't even like My Bloody Valentine that much...just that record, minus "Soon" (sounds too Madchester-ey, for my taste--another '90s Brit-pop-esque movement I just can't warm to). I still think that Isn't Anything sucks, and man, have I ever tried to love that shit-ass record...

Tea is kinda overrated, too, yeah. Hot chocolate FTW.
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Holy crap do we ever agree on Hot Chocolate.

And how 'bout dem Coldplay boys, huh? Crazy.
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I'm in the same boat with Pulp. Love some songs, cannot listen to an album.
You guys make my heart sad.

I'll give you "This Is Hardcore" and "We Love Life", those can be kind of hard to take start to finish.

But, "His 'n Hers" and "Different Class" are pure bliss beginning to end. I could listen to those albums on repeat for hours and hours.

Unlike, "The Last Broadcast" which was such a disappointment to me . . . but then they made it up to me by making the best of the 3 so far, "Some Cities". FUCKING LOVE THAT ALBUM!

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I love the first 4 songs on Some Cities, as well as "Sky Starts Falling".
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