The Verve

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2017 (The 2018 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
A Storm in Heaven (1993)
A Northern Soul (1995)
Urban Hymns (1997)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Bitter Sweet Symphony (1997)
The Drugs Don't Work (1997)

The Verve @ Wikipedia

The Verve Videos

Will The Verve be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


16 comments so far (post your own)

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


I do like their first three albums but they're hardly spectacular or particularly inventive takes on shoegaze considering what Slowdive was doing at the same time. The reunion is a big yawn, no one cares about it other than zealous British music rags that already overrated the band. That they're considered a one hit wonder over here in America definitely won't help but it's beside the point; they just haven't done much of note.

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.
What a great hit it was, though.

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:


I do like their first three albums but they're hardly spectacular or particularly inventive takes on shoegaze considering what Slowdive was doing at the same time."

I've got you saying they were innovative, that person saying they weren't, AMG saying they were... where to turn? I guess just trying the albums myself is the only solution.

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

Jonas, calm down. I'm not British and I love the Verve, Urban Hymns and A Northern Soul are brilliant albums.

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.

You literally contribute NOTHING.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 07.3.13 @ 16:18pm

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