Eligible in: 2017 (The 2018 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
|Essential Albums (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||Amazon CD|
|A Storm in Heaven (1993)||☆||♫||♁|
|A Northern Soul (1995)||☆||♫||♁|
|Urban Hymns (1997)||☆||♫||♁|
|Essential Songs (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||YouTube|
|Bitter Sweet Symphony (1997)||☆||♫||☊|
|The Drugs Don't Work (1997)||☆||♫||☊|
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a few other britpop artists who ought to have priority (Suede, Blur, Radihead, Oasis etc), but maybe if the hall sees them as more than just a one-big-hit wonder band
Posted by liam on Friday, 10.5.07 @ 15:29pm
Casper, you seemed to be a fan of the Verve. Just out of interest, which one of their three main studio albums do you like the most?
Posted by liam on Sunday, 12.16.07 @ 06:37am
Their new album is getting excellent reviews so far. Has anyone heard anything from it yet?
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 08.26.08 @ 05:09am
Too often this band is overlooked as a "one hit wonder". While Bittersweet Symphony is a modern day classic, they have 4 other albums of great tunes. They are absolutely one of the best bands of the 90s with "A Northern Soul" and "Urban Hymns" being their best. The new album continues the Verve tradition, and several songs rank among the Verve's best.
Posted by Dane on Thursday, 10.30.08 @ 02:03am
Posted by Jonas on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 02:59am
Best band ever. Urban Hymns well overated though. Most people have never heard of A Storm in Heaven.
Posted by Edward on Tuesday, 06.9.09 @ 13:29pm
Without a doubt. "Bittersweet Symphony" was the greatest song ever written.
Posted by Brittany on Monday, 11.8.10 @ 09:28am
I have like over 20 different versions of it on my iPod.
Posted by Brittany on Monday, 11.8.10 @ 09:29am
Well, some critics have suggested they were innovative, but they're not getting in anyway. Percy Sledge has been the only US one-hit wonder to get in to date, and that's not going to change. Should they get in? Maybe. Will they? No.
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 11.21.10 @ 08:16am
Ummm...they were much more than a "one-hit wonder", they were a great AND innovative AND influential band, and "Urban Hymns" was one of the albums of the decade. "A Northern Soul" is top shelf as well.
Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 11.21.10 @ 17:44pm
Context, Chalkie. Context is required here. Obviously they were more than a one-hit wonder in other places, but they were a one-hit wonder in the US, as in they had only one Top 40 hit (and it was their only single that charted on the Hot 100, and one of only two that charted on the Modern Rock Tracks Charts). Therefore, the point stands that they were a one-hit wonder in the US, and as has been proven what you do in the US is all that matters to the Committee (which would be why people like Motorhead and The Smiths and Joy Division aren't in yet). The rest of my comment was based on this comment up above:
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 11.27.10 @ 07:11am
The Verve puts out amazing music, but yet they are very underrated. Their album Urban Hymes was one of the greatest albums ever released by an artists, I'd think. The songs on that album are breathtaking and all of their songs have a great and strong meaning to what life really is. I absolutely love The Verve but I don't think they'll be inducted, unfortunately. It's very disapointing how young kids nowadays relate music to Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Ke$ha, that should be insulting to great artists like them. Music is a sense of emotion, not a stupid song about fireworks coming out of your chests.
Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 08:23am
"no one cares about it other than zealous British music rags that already overrated the band." - Jonas
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 12.22.11 @ 15:37pm
Why are they at 45%? They are not important!
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 07.3.13 @ 09:17am
Roy-You'll have to forgive us if we don't exactly trust your judgment on what's important or not. Thanks.
Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 07.3.13 @ 15:36pm
Oh Roy do FÜck off.
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 07.3.13 @ 16:18pm
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