Butterfly (2016 Remastered)
Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
When this album debuted in 1993, the Verve were peerless. Nobody was making music this big, this lyrical, and this psychedelic anymore. John Leckie's production may be too glossy, but Richard Ashcroft's star-child musings, Nick McCabe's spiraling guitar, and the band's rhythmic passages carry this album into the cosmos.