User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 47
  2. Negative: 2 out of 47

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  1. neil
    Sep 8, 2008
    4
    Utterly disappointing. awesome live when they roll back the years, as they proved at glastonbury, but this doesn't do anything for me at all.
  2. 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 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.
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Men out of time, The Verve were a neo-psychedelic jam-rock outfit who got fortuitously swept up in the Britpop boom and stumbled upon a timely form of Big Music.
  2. This album is probably the most solid foundation this quartet have had in 15 years, and it would be a disaster if it wasn’t a springboard for several more.
  3. Their second reunion carries the listener a good third of the way into this punningly titled fourth album. Trouble is, the second two-thirds are a very long slog indeed.