A Northern Soul

The Verve - A Northern Soul
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Based on 5 reviews
1995 Ratings: #130 / 432
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Based on 29 ratings
1995 Ratings: #56
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.

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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