June 11, 2002

Doves, The Last Broadcast has quickly made it to the top of my best records of the year list. I’ve been seeing some really positive reviews of this one, and it’s all deserved. Has all the good elements of Oasis, U2, Radiohead, etc. The New Order-ish “Pounding” (track 9) is the most uplifting song I’ve heard all year. Good U.K. pop with a murky, moody backdrop.