On Second Thought
The Verve - A Northern Soul

By: Nick Southall

Posted 08/24/2005 - 11:33:36 AM by snowywhite:
 I have never looked forward more to an album being released than those days in 1995 when as a student I had tried to get my friends 'into' Verve. It was all Oasis, or Blur with a few stragglers bitching on about the Stone Roses..........Still! But when this came out, and we all listened, every album we had heard before, whether on drugs or not, seemed not to make sense anymore. Here was an album whose very heart spoke in the language we wanted to hear. More coherent than their first album, but less of a reflection of pure music. These are songs you can sing to, and cry along with. Pure emotion........