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The Janes Addiction's Strays Award for Utterly Inessential Reunion Album That Still Justifies Its Existence as an Excuse to Tour

By David M. Goldstein | 19 December 2008

The Verve
(EMI; 2008)

Yeah, the Verve put out a new record this year. I saw it on sale yesterday at the Virgin Megastore for seven dollars.

Save the reasonably catchy “Valium Skies,” it kinda sucked. But its release enabled me to see the original lineup perform “Space and Time” from a distance of roughly eight feet, so I can die happy.