Urban Hymns (studio album) by The Verve

Urban Hymns by The Verve
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 298th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 1,084 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1997 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (57th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (298th)
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 1,084 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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80/100
From 07/18/2023 21:22
Clássico bem maior que o sucesso de Bitter Sweet Symphony.
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From 05/24/2023 06:52
First few tracks, I'm definitely won over by this. Doesn't quite keep that momentum for me, but it's still absorbing and beautiful.
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From 04/13/2023 03:54
Es una pena que estos chicos hayan tenido problemas por "Sweet Symphony", porque realmente es una de las mejores canciones que he escuchado. "Sonnet" y "Lucky man" son geniales también... simplemente uno de los mejores álbumes de britpop, casi a la altura de (What's the Story) Morning Glory?

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It's a shame that these guys had trouble for "Sweet Symphony," because it really is one of the best songs I've ever heard. "Sonnet" and "Lucky Man" are great too... simply one of the best Britpop albums, almost on par with (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
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75/100
From 12/11/2022 00:25
I've had this from when it first came out. Starts off great with the first few songs but then it all starts to sound all to similar. Due to this, even though it's a decent album, it's just failed to make an impact with me. Good but also rans in the Brit pop/rock category.
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From 04/27/2022 12:47
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ this and A Northern Soul, awesome stuff...
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From 01/01/2022 00:32
A great album. Despite being overplayed, Bittersweet Symphony and The Drugs Don't Work are still great. Weeping Willow is such an underrated song, my favourite off this album and one of my favourites of all time. Lucky Man is number two for me, followed by Catching The Butterfly and The Rolling People. Neon Wilderness is a 2 minute interlude basically.
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80/100
From 05/16/2021 02:31
Bitter Sweet Symphony may quite possibly be my favorite song of all time. Sonnet, The Drugs Don't Work and Lucky Man are incredible as well. Overall though, I think this album is a bit overstuffed, especially towards the end, a lot of filler following absolute killer. If it were cut down to about 8 or 9 tracks at about 45 minutes, I'd probably talk about it as one of my all time favorites.
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65/100
From 12/31/2020 16:08
Bitter Sweet Symphony is one of the best tracks of the 90s but the rest is just meh
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From 09/03/2020 02:23
The brilliant stretch of songs at the beginning is unfortunately weighed down by the lackluster second half
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From 06/17/2020 11:06
Good record. Best songs are in the begin of the album. Lucky Man is the only great song in the second part.
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