Sound — 10
The sound is beautiful, it resembles Coldplay but Doves shouldn't be labled a rip-off or a cheap copy. Perfect guitar pop songs including many other instruments including some funky bass on one of the songs. This is one of the best and most beautiful albums of the year.
Lyrics — 8
The singer has a deep soulful voice and it really suits the mood of the album. The lyrics are mostly about the bands home city of Manchester and their acceptance of their roots.
Overall Impression — 10
I would recommend this album to anyone who enjoys good music, if your still not confinced listen to the single "Snowden" and it's bound to change your mind. If it was stolen? I would fall into a deep fit of depression and eventually regain the will to live after someone kindly returns it.