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The Anniversary

“Bitter Sweet Symphony” Turns 20

The Verve have a lot of great songs. From 1993 to 2008, they released four albums. An always combustible group, the period (for now) in…
Ryan Leas | June 16, 2017 - 12:30 pm

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31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks

"Shoegaze" was not initially meant as a compliment. Like "impressionists" (used dismissively by an art critic in 1874), "Krautrock," or more recently "deplorable(s)," the phrase…
Zach Schonfeld | June 14, 2017 - 12:17 pm

20 Years Of Britpop

The Sound Of Someone Losing The Plot: Britpop’s Big Comedown And What Came Next

Oasis and Blur may mark the official beginning of Britpop with the twin classics of Definitely Maybe and Parklife, respectively, but some people -- particularly,…
Ryan Leas | April 25, 2014 - 3:37 pm

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31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks

"Shoegaze" was not initially meant as a compliment. Like "impressionists" (used dismissively by an art critic in 1874), "Krautrock," or more recently "deplorable(s)," the phrase…
Zach Schonfeld | June 14, 2017 - 12:17 pm

Hear The Verve’s Previously Unreleased “Shoeshine Girl”

Starry-eyed, expansive Britpoppers the Verve were more or less babies when they recorded their debut album, 1993's beloved-in-certain-circles A Storm In Heaven. And they'll revisit…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2016 - 10:01 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Verve Songs

Few British bands from the 1990s, Britpop or otherwise, have been pushed to the sidelines more forcefully than the Verve. I can think of, well,…
Ryan Leas | April 24, 2014 - 12:09 pm

20 Years Of Britpop

Peter Buck Reveals How R.E.M. Once Sabotaged The Verve

It's Britpop Week here at Stereogum, and to help us celebrate, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has shared a story about his old band sabotaging the…
Sam Behrens | April 24, 2014 - 11:42 am

20 Years Of Britpop

Stars Of Britpop: Where Are They Now?

Britpop luminaries such as Damon Albarn, Noel and Liam Gallagher, and Jarvis Cocker have been in the public eye a lot in recent years, either…
Chris DeVille | April 24, 2014 - 10:56 am

New Richard Ashcroft Video – “England”

The ex-Verve frontman wrote a song/shot a video for The Journey, a short film about a sex worker. The film's intense, graphic, NSFW, and depressing.
Brandon Stosuy | December 18, 2009 - 5:27 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2009

Scientists say the weeks between Thanksgiving and Chrismukkah are the most depressing time of year (or maybe I read that on Friendster) and it's easy…
Scott Lapatine | December 4, 2009 - 1:04 pm

The Verve Break Up (Again)

First Brooks & Dunn and now these blokes? A source tells The Mirror, "As far as Nick and Simon are concerned The Verve no longer…
Scott Lapatine | August 12, 2009 - 3:15 pm

Flaming Lips Vs. Arcade Fire Round 2: Win Butler Strikes Back

This morning, out of nowhere, Flaming Lips ringleader Wayne Coyne tore the Arcade Fire a new asshole, accusing the beloved Canadian indie rockers of being…
Scott Lapatine | March 4, 2009 - 11:12 pm

New Verve Video – “Rather Be”

When we weighed in on the Verve's fourth album Forth we made note that "'Rather Be' doesn't do much to justify its existence, but its…
Brandon Stosuy | October 22, 2008 - 3:36 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The Verve – Forth

Ever since Richard Ashcroft flashed us his impressive cheekbones along with "Sit And Wonder" during the Verve's Coachella set, there's been a pretty steady flow…
stereogum | August 15, 2008 - 12:22 pm

New Verve – “I See Houses” (Stereogum Premiere)

"How many lives will I waste / how many tears will I taste / before my freedom?" Those are the big questions in "I See…
Brandon Stosuy | August 14, 2008 - 12:24 pm

New Verve Video – “Love Is Noise”

On the Verve's comeback single "Love Is Noise," Ashcroft & Co. go Forth and sample. Not that sampling is a new move (royalties issues can…
Amrit Singh | July 9, 2008 - 12:08 pm
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