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The Verve: Northern Soul Asylum

Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 15 July 1995

The Verve have split the voters ever since they appeared in '92 as The Band Most Likely To after Suede. Some loved their experimental prog-rock noise, others thought it was hippy, trippy bollocks. Now, they have more fans than detractors and, with their new album, A Northern Soul, they are receiving favourable comparisons to the All Time Greats. But it has been one long, mad struggle. DAVE SIMPSON speaks to The Verve about the record described as "a diary of disaster, a symphony of pain".

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