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. JSchandel
    Aug 27, 2008
    10
    A storm in the sonic soup!
  2. JoeM
    Sep 5, 2008
    10
    Oh my God, it's been so long since they've made an album and this... this is so beautiful and perfect.
  3. 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 beautifulthe 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
  4. MofoMan
    Nov 21, 2008
    9
    Awesome album! Typical Verve album, but its great to have them back after so long.
  5. Stephen
    Aug 28, 2008
    8
    8 is about right, great album, very consistant. Not a scratch on Urban Hymns tho. Noise Epic / Valium Skies / I see houses / Love is noise 8 is about right, great album, very consistant. Not a scratch on Urban Hymns tho. Noise Epic / Valium Skies / I see houses / Love is noise are the highlights. Expand
  6. MGra
    Aug 27, 2008
    8
    Solid album, aside from a couple songs (ie. Numbness, I See Houses). McAbe enjoys a lot of creative license and it shows. The album is really Solid album, aside from a couple songs (ie. Numbness, I See Houses). McAbe enjoys a lot of creative license and it shows. The album is really a synthesis of old and new Verve, tapping into both their early psychedelic swirlings and their later knack for singalong melodies. A worthy comeback. Expand
  7. Jamiechud
    Feb 14, 2009
    1
    Awful awful album. There's not one song on there that is remotely redeeming. The first single love is noise and it's absolute Awful awful album. There's not one song on there that is remotely redeeming. The first single love is noise and it's absolute disgracefull woo woo woooo chorus makes me weep for all the previous albums nostalgic feelings. Y'know the ones where you say I want to listen to anything they did prior to this. Yeah. Rich. You killed em. At least the frat boys can go woo woo woo woo now. Expand

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