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Old 06-13-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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Coldplay this Coldplay that...how about Doves?

Everyone mentions Coldplay in the same sentence as U2 around these boards.

IMHO, I think the only band that is even close to being on U2's playing field is the Doves......now THAT'S exciting music.

"Caught by the River" might be the best song of this decade.

They are great songwriters. And their sounds fill my head for weeks on end..... long after I stopped listening.

I respect Coldplay, but to me the arguments should be about U2-Doves....not U2-Coldplay.

Though, neither is really in U2's league. But Doves are closer.
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I enjoy both Doves & Coldplay, and have always felt Doves were the better band. Not many artist have written/produced their first 3 albums at such a high level like the Doves. I consider "Lost Souls" to be the best debut album by any band. And "Some Cities" destroyed "X&Y". I'll be really impressed in they can do the same this year. Viva La Vida is great!

Even from a musician stand-point Doves are awesome. I always wished the Doves would produce a few U2 tracks. After the Doves are no more, Andy, Jez, & Jimmie will still be involved in the music industry. Very talented

Just looked it up, Ben Hillier produced "Some Cities" and was involved in the (U2) POP production team. Pretty cool.
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Doves aren't as popular as Coldplay (though in a better world they would be), that's why nobody is arguing.
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Doves bore me slightly less than Coldplay
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I respect Coldplay, but to me the arguments should be about U2-Doves....not U2-Coldplay.
Doves are the superior band in this scenario and I can't wait until they put their next album out.
I would never argue U2-Doves, because Doves don't shamefully promote themselves in the way U2 does, or use quotes that sound so close to Bono's that they're bordering on plagiarism or even admit that they dream about U2 and try to say that their fourth album is like their "Unforgettable Fire". Doves are very original and I don't think they sound like U2, but musically they are very close to the same playing field. Coldplay on the other hand...keep dreaming.
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Doves' song, 'The Cedar Room', has to be the best song of the decade. This is a song that almost competes, if not competes, with some of the classic U2 epics in my opinion (ie, 'Bad').
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Good lord this is a scathing criticism of Coldplay.
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Doves' song, 'The Cedar Room', has to be the best song of the decade. This is a song that almost competes, if not competes, with some of the classic U2 epics in my opinion (ie, 'Bad').
'The Cedar Room' is great, but . . .

I would argue 'Snowden' is better. Those strings, those drums, the yearning vocals, the epic build up, the switch ending!!!!!

'Snowden'
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I was hoping this was a thread about a new Doves album. You have disappointed me, EYKIW posters.
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They're working on the new album. They've been posting updates on their MySpace.
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I was hoping this was a thread about a new Doves album. You have disappointed me, EYKIW posters.

???? "Who's an EYKIW poster?", say Zoots and Fitz.
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I would never argue U2-Doves
well this is more speaking in a general sense, but as far as I can tell, we don't really argue "U2-dvoes" or "U2-coldplay" - it's just coldplay so blatently tries to emulate U2 while continuing to call it U2 an "influence"- I think that's what the argument is over, whether or not and to what extent Coldplay rips off U2
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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.
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i can't wait for a new Doves album.

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