'These days it seems all too easy for musicians to confuse serious with miserable and turn out turgid dirges by the truckload' writes a particularly venomous Yahoo journalist who in reviewing Lost Souls, continues 'Thank goodness then for the Doves'. A foster home for members of 80s dance outfit Sub Sub, Doves' sound has been extensively suited to ecstasy comedowns. Trippy psychedelia and swelling walls of sound not withstanding, musical comparisons have come in from across the musical spectrum; The The, Shack, Spiritualized with Johnny Marr playing 'Live Forever' at 6am, probably the most creative. NME declares it the 'first great debut album to come from Manchester since 'Definitely Maybe', but even that likening sells Lost Souls short.