The Verve – Love Is Noise

An anthem for a new generation.

It takes something for a band of The Verve’s ambiguous position to end their headlining Glastonbury set with a new song. Of course when that new song is as good as Love Is Noise, they need not have worried.

Forget Ashcroft’s dull solo offerings, this is The Verve, this is music, and boy are they back. As ground-breaking as it is classic Verve, this computerised sample-led anthem romps along to the sound of Nick McCabe’s guitar, a thumping bass line from Simon Jones and Ashcroft’s unmistakably Heavenly vocals. An unequivocal triumph.