A Northern Soul

The Verve - A Northern Soul
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Based on 5 reviews
1995 Ratings: #131 / 438
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Based on 38 ratings
1995 Ratings: #57
June 20, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hut / Vernon Yard / Label
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Though shorn of the more overtly shoegazer-styled elements of their debut A Storm in Heaven, the Verve's sophomore effort A Northern Soul is no less epic in scope, forging a heavier, more traditionally psychedelic sound infused with a chaotic energy which mirrors the emotional upheaval at the heart of Richard Ashcroft's songs.


The Verve exude such a sense of astounding self-belief that they can almost convince you that even their more nonsensical moments should be cast in gold, carved in stone and treated with the utmost artistic respect.

The Verve es de esas bandas perecederas que parió el britpop. Su potencial se agostó nada más salir de la línea de salida. Así, The Verve nos atiza con más de una hora de mediocre pop británico con pretensiones «shoegazer». Totalmente prescindible.
Brit-pop wears its heavier and darker outfit and hopes it won't caught smiling on account of its embarrassment.
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Track List

  1. A New Decade
  2. This Is Music
  3. On Your Own
  4. So It Goes
  5. A Northern Soul
  6. Brainstorm Interlude
  7. Drive You Home
  8. History
  9. No Knock on My Door
  10. Life's an Ocean
  11. Stormy Clouds
  12. (Reprise) 
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