🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Doves

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A Tribe Called Quest go straight in at number three:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Idlewild 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
The Offspring 2.08
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
Kasabian 1.57

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  • Lost Souls
  • The Last Broadcast
  • Some Cities
  • Kingdom Of Rust
  • The Universal Want

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  • Sea Song
  • Here It Comes
  • The Cedar Room
  • Catch The Sun
  • The Man Who Told Everything
  • There Goes The Fear
  • Pounding
  • Caught By The River
  • Black And White Town
  • Snowden
  • Sky Starts Falling
  • Kingdom Of Trust
  • Winter Hill
  • Andalucia
  • Carousels
  • Prisoners
  • Cathedrals Of The Mind

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Solid enough band but a bit hard to get too excited and passionate about them. Can’t really imagine them ever being anyone’s favourite band but I’m sure there must be someone somewhere.

Some really stirring songs in their back catalogue though and a solid enough set of albums.

Wish they would bring their dance chops to the songs a bit more prominently and regularly.

2 Likes

Very good band. Good music. Nice hats. Bad use of the word “The”.

5

:man_shrugging:

4 Likes

heard a few songs I like but wouldn’t race to put them on. Newest album is nice too

Pounding is very strict quantised 4/4 - I remember mixing with it once and was very pleased that they’d done that!

My vote is 3/5 - like them enough, usually completely forget about them.

Sub Sub would get 3/5 too.

4 Likes
  1. Always enjoy listening to them. Music is better than the vocal.

Last album was really good, especially Carousels and Broken Eyes

Lost Souls is a go-to Sunday album for me

4 Likes

Five. One of very few bands I can listen to and feel something when at my lowest - their soundscapes and the atmosphere generated are something i find really hard to describe, but over 2 decades of listening to those records I still rarely don’t get the feels from their work, new and old.

I know many won’t feel the same and find them a bit bland, but that’s the beauty of music. Not everything is for everyone. :+1:

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As a drum nerd, this fact deserves more love.

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5

Kingdom of Rust is also very underated

4 Likes

lost souls is one of my favourite albums of all time, it’s wrapped up in a huge amount of nostalgia as i first saw them supporting oasis with a load of my mates when i was 17, and we all went out and bought a copy of the record after that gig

i’ve seen them a lot over the years and they’ve always been great live, the barras on the “last broadcast” tour in particular was a highlight, even though i accidentally upercutted my best mate during the last song

this song will forever make me want to get pished and hug all my pals

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Yes, and that’s time signature, not a score out of 4 for Pounding.

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Although it is also a cracking tune.

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I don’t know

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As in during mixing they time shifted the drum track to make sure it’s strictly on the beat?

Dullves more like.

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So the waveforms did tell me. They were Sub Sub at one time, they’d have been used to doing that.

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Some really good songs, and some more average and forgettable ones. A 3.5 probably, but I’ll round up to four because I’m in a good mood.