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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

Ultimate Playlist

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

More The Verve stories

Here’s How Richard Ashcroft Won Back “Bitter Sweet Symphony” Rights From The Rolling Stones

When Steve Kutner and John Kennedy took over managing Richard Ashcroft in early 2018, they knew one of the first things on their task list…
Richard Smirke / Billboard | June 24, 2019 - 2:29 pm

Rolling Stones Return “Bitter Sweet Symphony” Songwriting Credit To The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft

The Rolling Stones have returned the songwriting credit for the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony" back to Richard Ashcroft. The song, the first single from the…
James Rettig | May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm

Unreleased Tracks From The Verve Appear On YouTube

The Verve's Urban Hymns got a big deluxe reissue this month in honor of its 20th anniversary, and some additional songs that aren't included in…
James Rettig | September 22, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Ultimate Playlist

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

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
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