Lost Souls

By David Kenney

Doves are Lost Souls. They’re the types to schmooze with Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, push him over and then cry about it. Nominees for Britian’s Mercury Prize, the Brit-pop group melds Mercury Rev’s atmosphere with Pulp’s inner doubt for a album to drift off to.

"Here it Comes" is the perfect after-cocktail to Pulp’s "This is Hardcore," with full striptease desire included. "Catch the Sun" is a duelling, distorted-guitar pop anthem that drags this album out of endless depression. If only sulking was always this enjoyable.