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The latest Doves album came out in the US on March 1st and little has been heard of or from it since. I don't know what it is about this band that people aren't liking, but I see no reason for them not to be at least as popular as Travis or Grandaddy (both of whom in the grand scheme aren't even that popular). For some reason, they're not though and this album spent two weeks on the top 200 album charts and has been gone ever since. There has been lots of talk about best albums of the year so far and this was definitely going to be on my ballot for most overlooked, but now I'm even going to take it up one notch. This is my number one album of the year so far. That's right, better than Coldplay. I can't encourage you enough to go out and buy it.

Take a look below at the two videos they've released for their singles. The "Black and White Town" one got a lot of talk because it was directed by Lynne Ramsay of "Ratcatcher" fame, and it's a fantastic video. The "Snowden" video isn't nearly as good, but the song is better (perhaps my favorite on the record) and it will give you an almost exact idea of what their show was like when Brendan and I saw them last month.

Snowden Video

Black and White Town Video

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3:25 PM

They just aren't getting the right promotion in the US. You're right, they should be a bigger stateside band.    



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