CD REVIEW: Doves "The Places Between: The Best Of Doves"

Doves are one of the most intriguing bands to come across the pond in the last decade, and this album treats us to their best songs released during that time. This best of collection is not actually a greatest hits album. Being that Doves haven't really blown up the charts with hit songs, that means that their best of collection showcases the songs that define them as a band. Their music is a combination of classic Brit pop mixed with the sensibilities of an electronic band. They are always creating music that doesn't fit into any specific mold, yet they have seen some success stateside with songs such as "There Goes The Fear," "Catch The Sun," and "Caught By The River," all of which are included in this collection. The best of collection also includes the new song "Andalucia" which is more of their excellent blend of rock, ambiance, and electronica. Doves will surely continue to make great music and turn heads in the process, so for now, this best of album can remind us just how great they already are.