Forth

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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49

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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. Ramirez
    Sep 11, 2008
    6
    there are some moments of brilliance here: especially I See Houses, Rather Be and the fantastic, anthemic single Love Is Noise (although i would take a life to hear this song without being drowned in the repetitive and continuous ooh-ooh-oh-oh-ooh's, which sound nostalgic and cool during the chorus or intro but through the entire song...well, that's just a bit too much)...aside there are some moments of brilliance here: especially I See Houses, Rather Be and the fantastic, anthemic single Love Is Noise (although i would take a life to hear this song without being drowned in the repetitive and continuous ooh-ooh-oh-oh-ooh's, which sound nostalgic and cool during the chorus or intro but through the entire song...well, that's just a bit too much)...aside these highlights the album lacks epic climaxes and often seems to wander off, as in the moaning directionless Sit+Wonder and the two last tracks that are way too long. Too often you're waiting for something special to happen during these songs, yet they're going on and on based on 1 single idea, very Ashcroft that is maybe but it doeasn't always work. Not a bad album, as it features some phenomenal songs, but overproduced and as for the comeback of The Verve I'm dissapointed. Expand
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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.