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I'm sure you'd love me to write that. But it simply wouldn't be true. However, the good news is that this album is their best work since 1997's Be Here Now.
The truth is that Noel Gallagher could probably write a whole album's worth of "Wonderwall"s if he put his mind to it, but what would be the point? We don't need another "Wonderwall" when Noel is writing songs like album highlights "The Importance Of Being Idle" and "Part Of The Queue", two of the finest songs he's written in years. So what if one rips off The Kinks and the other The Stranglers? We're talking about Oasis, what did you expect?
As for Liam, his voice sounds great again, and his song writing has come on leaps and bounds since his previous efforts. "Love Like A Bomb" is a gentle acoustic number with beautiful twinkling piano and "The Meaning Of Soul" is another of the album's highlights. Imagine early b-side "Headshrinker" played acoustic, if you can. At only 1 minute 43 seconds it's practically gone before you know it, but still manages to leave you gasping. It's so good you could almost forgive Liam for the Standing On the Shoulder Of Giants lyrical atrocity that was "Little James". Almost...
Don't Believe the Truth is far from perfect. Andy Bell's Revolver-esque "Keep The Dream Alive" sounds like it was left over from the aforementioned flop Standing On the Shoulder Of Giants. What's more, album closer "Let There Be Love" is a typical Oasis ballad - but it sounds like it's looking backwards whilst the rest of the album tries to look to the future.
After the dust has settled, I doubt that this record will be hailed as a classic Oasis album, up there with Definitely Maybe or Morning Glory butit won't be forgotten. Hopefully it just might be remembered as the moment Oasis regained their sense of direction. --Simon Fernand
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Good album- moved on from the earlier stuff but plenty of good tunes on this one...Published 4 months ago by Creamdaddy
An OK album by a great band. Might not be everybody's cup of tea but nor is necrophilia.Published 6 months ago by Nicklas Pennick
After Heathen Chemistry, Oasis began to rethink their act. The songs on the album were bearable, but as a whole, Heathen Chemistry, whilst an improvement on SOTSOG, was still of a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by miss j l mitchell
perfect CD for oasis fan brilliant price super quick delivery my daughter highly recommends this CD brill brill and more brillPublished 11 months ago by lisa woodward
Love this Oasis album, my fave of there's. Good to see the band mixing with a few genres and making this album very appealing. Read morePublished 11 months ago by luckysend
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