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I Don't Believe That Love is Free.

Advantages: The perfect introduction to The Verve. Less commercial than 'Urban Hymns' and less ambiguous than 'A Storm in Heaven'.
Disadvantages: You may plummet to the pits of depression and thus never love again

Though it may have only been a select few members of the music press, those who were lucky enough to be part of the early 90's North West music scene, and those who are enthusiastic enough to check what's emerging from the lower end of the charts, who kne ...

thedayglocarousel 21.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Northern Soul, A - Verve (The)

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REAL urban hymns

Advantages: strong album, few weak tracks
Disadvantages: everything which followed it (including the ill-advised solo career)

imagine the future, woke up with a scream, I was buying some feelings from a vending machine Make no mistake about it, Radiohead are not the only band alienated and afraid. Three years prior to OK Computer, the Verve released this album, easily their b ...

inspiralcarpet 26.06.2000 · Read full review
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I Don't Believe That Love is Free.

Advantages: The perfect introduction to The Verve. Less commercial than 'Urban Hymns' and less ambiguous than 'A Storm in Heaven'.
Disadvantages: You may plummet to the pits of depression and thus never love again.

Though it may have only been a select few members of the music press, those who were lucky enough to be part of the early 90's North West music scene, and those who are enthusiastic enough to check what's emerging from the lower end of the charts, who kne ...

thedayglocarousel 21.09.2005 · Read full review
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Short and to the point, well not really

Advantages: Their most innovative album yet
Disadvantages: Sometimes cross the line between creative and crap

It's hard to believe from hearing the album '13' that only two albums before, Blur were writing songs about living in a house (a very big house) in the country, and were being, seemingly, a pop band completely unashamed of themselves. Then came their epon ...

Rabidsquirrel 27.09.2001 · Read full review
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Review of 13 - Blur

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Slanted And Enchanted

Advantages: Blur Go In Search Of Pastures New.
Disadvantages: Unfortunately They Hit Upon Foot And Mouth Ocasionally.

Much was made of Blur's foray into US alt slackerism. While many viewed it as a contrived attempt to become the British Pavement, it nonetheless pushed Colchester's finest into mainstream American consciousness. This was an achievement that 'Parklife', th ...

indiecater 16.10.2002 · Read full review
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