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Learn more about Some Cities (w/ Bonus DVD):

Format: CD
Sku: 63975154
UPC: 724356397101
UPC 14: 00724356397101
Release Date: 3/15/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
0. SOME CITIES ( BONUS DVD) (SPECIAL EDITION):
1. Some Cities
2. Black & White Town
3. Almost Forgot Myself
4. Snowden
5. Storm
6. Walk in Fire
7. One of These Days
8. Someday Soon
9. Shadows of Salford
10. Sky Starts Falling
11. Ambition
 

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Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The British special-edition set, which is packaged in a linen box, features alternate artwork, a poster, and a PAL-formatted DVD with a short film, an extended video for "Black & White Town," and a photo gallery.
Muze PNote CD contains bonus DVD.
Muze PNote With their third outing, SOME CITIES, Doves created their most cohesive album to date. While the British trio's debut, LOST SOULS, conjured up a wonderfully melancholy mood, and its follow-up, THE LAST BROADCAST, expanded the band's sonic palette, SOME CITIES sees Doves fine-tuning their sound with the strengths of both previous releases. Atmospheric rock remains the group's calling card, as best exemplified by the shimmering "Almost Forgot Myself," the string-laden "The Storm," and the woozy "Shadows of Salford." Although the album is filled with mid-tempo tunes, "Black and White Town" picks up the pace with a Motown-like backbeat, "Walk in Fire" builds to a thrilling crescendo (much like THE LAST BROADCAST's "There Goes the Fear"), and "Sky Starts Falling" presents the trio in a buoyant, rocked-out mode. Crafting three excellent albums in a row is a tall order for any band, but with SOME CITIES, Doves have done exactly that.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Blue Crush
Muze Music Compilations Ultra Chilled 03

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/21/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : HVNLP50CDX
Music Label Name Label : Heavenly
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724356397101

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (No. 969, p.114)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "[B]rightens up the widescreen gloom of their 2000 debut, LOST SOULS, dishing out hopeful, multitracked choruses and liquid guitars..."

Spin (p.92)
- "[E]ven tracks that start off small and lonesome build to OK COMPUTER arena levels." - Grade: B

Entertainment Weekly (No. 809, p.73)
- "[C]ondenses the spacey sprawl of previous works for a tighter album, yet still maintains the Doves' distinct ethereality....[A] wondrously exhilarating, shimmering pop masterpiece." - Grade: A-

Uncut (p.94)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "[R]ich and bold and quite beautiful....This wonderful, distinct album makes Doves automatically leaders of the pack."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.101)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "[With] the beautiful, flute-laced, stop-start lament of 'Someday Soon', the epically inclined 'Walk In Fire' and the Air-like ambience of 'The Storm'."

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