Kingdom Of Rust

by Doves

Original Release Date: 2009-04-03

Kingdom Of Rust

Four years after Some Cities, Doves return triumphant with the heavy, epic rumbling sound of Kingdom of Rust. The trio’s penchant for minor chords and reverb-heavy production drapes the new album in overcast, moderately melancholy tones, and an underlining theme of movement and travel affords their fourth album a kinetic aesthetic. On opening track, “Jetstream”, frontman Jimi Goodwin sings about catching a drift on a troubled dream as the instrumentation gradually creates the feeling of dislocated movement — with the eventual appearance of stomping drums, cascading electronic.s and an effective, minimal guitar riff. Hints of woozy psychedelia color “10:03”, which starts like Coldplay-meets-Glasvegas and ends with a thundering U2-inspired groove, and the trio is occasionally accompanied by violin and cello (“Kingdom of Rust”, “Birds Flew Backwards”) for swirling, orchestral atmospherics.


  1. Jetstream (5:30)
  2. Kingdom Of Rust (5:09)
  3. The Outsiders (3:25)
  4. Winter Hill (5:17)
  5. 10:03 (4:03)
  6. The Greatest Denier (3:55)
  7. Birds Flew Backwards (2:50)
  8. Spellbound (5:38)
  9. Compulsion (5:12)
  10. House Of Mirrors (4:14)
  11. Lifelines (4:24)

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Format Vinyl 2× LP Limited Edition Reissue (Gold Vinyl)
Label Heavenly Recordings
Catalog Number 0888252
Notes Exclusive to the Doves official store, Sound Of Vinyl & Recordstore (Universal Music stores) on heavyweight double gold vinyl, hand numbered. Limited edition of 2000.
Discogs URL Doves - Kingdom Of Rust