Brilliantly detailed and produced record from the doves , it really does reveal a lot more via headphones so id recommend that if youre listening for the 1st time .
So many highpoints here , the cyclical upbeat defiance of "words" , the percussive dynamics of "there goes the fear" through the lo-fi lullaby of "m62 song" and slickly produced radio friendly melodies such as "pounding" and "caught by the river" which inhabit a middle ground between the stone roses and U2 .
Only "satellites" attempt at the stadium gospel moment falls a little limp but its immediately followed by an odd little ballad "fridays dust" which boasts beautiful echoing strings and clarinet alongside its barroom intimacy . The record keeps its momentum and flow really well together which betrays these guys beginnings as a dance act , but with headphones you can pick out some sublime moments like the bass drum buried in "words" or that amazing guitar solo at the end of the title track , or the waves of psychedelia before "nyc" These guys dont have much to distinguish them in terms of vocal power but it doesnt seem to matter so much , the record suceeds by virtue of it being crafted by ordinary guys who can create great music . This record is the evidence.