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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the alternative rock band is its first in 23 years and was produced by the band's guitarist Tom Gorman and Paul Q. Kolderie.
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  1. Q Magazine
    May 8, 2018
    80
    A little indie olive branch, Dove is as welcoming as it is welcome. [Jul 2018, p.108]
  2. Uncut
    May 1, 2018
    80
    It sounds, to its considerable credit, very much like the record that might have followed. [Jun 2018, p.24]
  3. May 8, 2018
    72
    Dove’s punchy ruefulness benefits from sparkling production by Tom Gorman and Paul Q. Kolderie, with whom Donelly has been working since her time in Throwing Muses.
  4. May 1, 2018
    70
    Belly might take a more conventional approach to their music now, but Dove proves it can still take flight.
  5. May 15, 2018
    60
    As a rule, Dove meshes into a good album that might be accounted a small disappointment if this was 1995, but is a pretty spectacular accomplishment for a group of semi-retired musicians in their fifties.
  6. Mojo
    May 1, 2018
    60
    Upbeat episodes are outweighed by melancholic drama. [Jun 2018, p.88]
  7. May 4, 2018
    58
    Shaving a few of the middling cuts like “Heartstrings” and “Stars Align” would have helped the album overall, as Belly’s comeback songs runs together in a cranky sea of relationship angst.

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