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oh how the Verve must have laughed
on 31 August 2010
Okay, first off, i own everything Richard Ashcroft has ever released. Urban Hymns is obviously majestic and a career high. All his solo albums have had moments of greatness (On a Beach, anyone?) and the last Verve album, although ultimately disappointing, was a qaulity album. This, though, (apart from song1) is an absolute embarrasment. Seriously, the other members of the Verve must have pissed themselves when they heard this. No wonder they split, if this was the kind of stuff he was bringing o the table. Most of this album is just plain awful, really, we're talking Bryan Adams territory. Hip hop beats, 80's guitar solos and a singer with a messiah complex. Two weeks after i bought this album, after giving it two weeks every day in the car, i thre it from the window, shortly followed by the cover. Nuff said. Oh yeah, it's in a bush just outside Ellesmere if anyone want to go and get it.