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Some Cities (2020 REISSUE)

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The Universal Want
  1. Carousels
  2. I Will Not Hide
  3. Broken Eyes
  4. For Tomorrow
  5. Cathedrals Of The Mind
  6. Prisoners
  7. Cycle Of Hurt
  8. Mother Silver Lake
  9. Universal Want
  10. Forest House




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The Universal Want

Virgin/ Emi
  • limited & numbered boxset with picture disc LP + lenticular album cover + cassette + 12" x 12" art prints + 5 postcards + remix 12" + download

    Released: 11th Sep 2020


after an 11-year hiatus, their fifth album captures the sound of organic inspiration manifesting in inquisitive, yet masterful, genre chemistry and vast, immediate songwriting.

Refusing once more to fall into predictable, guitar-bass-drums dynamics, the record’s overwhelming sense of intrigue owes everything to Doves’ three decades experience and an autobiographical trip through the sounds of their own lives. From seaside amusements (Carousels) and the remembered heat of acid house (Universal Want) to the aimless summer days of youth (Forest House), each song sets a new reel running to show fragments of their lives and, in turn, those of their listeners. Shadows of Bowie, rare 70’s soul, Detroit House and Afrobeat are cast subtly across the shapeshifting album. this time Doves shift their gaze from upward to inward and the results are spellbinding and beautiful” 9/10 – riff magazine.