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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1The Outsiders lyrics
    2Karen lyrics
    3Firesuite lyrics
    The Man Who Told Everything lyrics
    5The Drifter lyrics
    6Spellbound lyrics
    7Almost Forgot Myself lyrics
    8Crunch lyrics
    9Friday's Dust lyrics
    10Last Broadcast lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1The Last Broadcast [2002]
    2The Places Between: The Best of Doves [2010]
    3Some Cities [2005]
    4Lost Souls [2000]
    5Kingdom of Rust [2009]


    Doves are a rock band from Manchester, United Kingdom. They are known for their large, epic sound, which combines dovetailing guitar lines with driving percussion and a penchant for atmospherics.

    Originally formed in 1989 as Sub Sub, a dance act who coincided with the rise of the Hacienda and the rave scene from Manchester expanding outwards, they enjoyed moderate success for seven years, before suffering the disaster of their studio burning down, taking all their current recordings with them. The experience, tragedy and pressure of that would inspire their name-change, to Doves, and ultimately their first full-length album, "Lost Souls", released in April 2000.. Lost Souls was a dark, atmospheric effort, full of brooding keyboards and claustrophobic light grooves, yet charted at number 13, mainly due to the top 40 singles, "The Cedar Room", "Catch The Sun" and "The Man Who Told Everything".

    Two years later, Doves enjoyed their commercial and critical peak with their second album, "The Last Broadcast", which charted at number 1 in the UK charts, spawning a hit single, "There Goes The Fear", which reached number 3 in the chart. "The Last Broadcast" was characterised by huge, spacious recordings, and an overall feeling of euphoria and relief. Two more singles, "Pounding" and "Caught By The River" both charted inside the top 40, and in the summer of 2003, Doves headlined the Other Stage on the last night of the Glastonbury Festival.

    Recording problems and writers' block delayed the emergence of their third album, "Some Cities", until Spring 2005. This was a return to the more claustrophobic sounds of their debut, though still featured the top 10 single "Black & White Town". Some Cities sold well despite a lukewarm critical reception, charting once more at number 1 in the album chart.

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