Forth - The Verve
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  • Summary: The English rock band reunites after its 1999 split to release its fourth album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. The album will satisfy those wondering whether the band can achieve the nosebleed heights of its formidable back catalog, and it’s once again evident that Ashcroft needs guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury to keep his shamanistic flights of fancy tethered to earth.
  2. 80
    Are the Verve back? Maybe. Definitely.
  3. 80
    Forth certainly makes it seem like they’ve never been away, the stench of those woeful Ashcroft solo albums extinguished.
  4. Forth is a decent reminder of what makes the Verve great.
  5. Forth is the sound of a band shaking off ten years worth of rust. [Fall 2008, p.85]
  6. Just as Forth shares the strengths of those early albums, it proves that the Verve are yet to grow out of their shortcomings.
  7. Instead of moving forward with a bold new sound, they seem lost and confused, eventually reverting to the sprawling space rock jams of their early years, which may be their comfort zone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    the great album of the verve, the second best album since Urban Hymns, is an perfect album full of great lyrics & great music, is a beautiful since the begin till the end Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2010
    9
    Ok, I admit, I've always liked their accesible side more, but this album is really something. It's the epic psychedelic journey through the wonderwall of sound. Most important, this album has the identity which is hard to find now a days. Strong 9. Expand

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