Posts from 29th February 2000

Feb 00

RICHARD ASHCROFT – “A Song For The Lovers”

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Richard Ashcroft used to be in a band called Verve, as you possibly know. The thing about Verve was that the word – with its connotations of lightness, cheek and speed – was the last thing you’d have flashed on when you heard the band’s music. At its best this music was a gorgeous igneous flow of guitar or string, and and at its recent worst it was weighty, soporific, stadium-cosmic rock, less sturm und drang than strum and drab.