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Oasis formed in 1991 in Manchester. The band released 27 singles and 7 studio albums between 1994 and 2009.

Their number 1 singles include 'Don't Look Back In Anger', 'Go Let It Out', 'The Importance Of Being Idle' and 'The Shock Of The Lightning'. All 27 singles were collected together recently on their release 'Time Flies...1994-2009'. All 7 ... Read more in Amazon's Oasis Store

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  • Audio CD (2 July 2002)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: SACD, Import
  • Label: Columbia Records/Sony
  • ASIN: B000068TOI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

1. Hindu Times
2. Force of Nature
3. Hung in a Bad Place
4. Stop Crying Your Heart Out
5. Songbird
6. Little by Little
7. Quick Peep
8. (Probably) All in the Mind
9. She Is Love
10. Born on a Different Cloud
11. Better Man

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 July 2002
Format: Audio CD
Well well well. It's now been 10 years into the fray for Oasis, or 7 if you count the time since their emergence on the scene. In that time, drugs have been taken, given up, crowds have been wowed consistantly and fans have both loved and hated them in equal measure for very different reasons.
But how BORING would the nineties (and, yes, the noughties) have been without this fantastic band? From the opening bars of 'The Hindu Times', through the sing-a-longs of 'Stop Crying Your Heart Out' and 'Little By Little', to the spine-tingling final chords of 'Better Man', this album reminds us all of how precious Oasis have become.
A 'return to form', people said. Well, in my opinion they only really lost it with 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants', a scratch and sniff album which, quite frankly, smelled as bad as Liam's mac after Knebworth (I'll bet). And yes, I do include 'Be Here Now' as a bona fide classic - just listen to it again, skipping 'The Girl In The Dirty Shirt' and tell me you don't like it. Thought as much.
After the rock n roll excess of the nineties then, Oasis' fourth album proper DOES give us a cause to be jubilant in the jubilee year (there's no other reason, after all). Filled to the brim with classic Oasis tunes, it's the sign of a great album that when me and my mates had a conversation about it after seeing them at Finsbury Park twice last week, we couldn't agree on the best track. In fact, the four of us nominated FOUR different songs. And, a week later, mine's changed already from 'Stop Crying Your Heart Out' to 'Better Man'. Argh...decisions, eh?
So, from the slamming of the door at the end of 'Be Here Now' which ironically marked the end of Oasis Mark I, we have finally got off the ground with Oasis Mark II after the arrival of this album.
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Format: Audio CD
"Heathen Chemistry" is the fifth studio album by Oasis, released in 2002. Although their previous album "Standing on the Shoulder Of Giants" still made it to number one in the UK album charts, it was considered to be a big disappointment, and in my opinion the songs made you want to just give up on life. Fortunately that's not the case with "Heathen Chemistry." Instead we have something better. Much better.

One of my favourite tracks on the album is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated tracks ever created by Oasis, THE HINDU TIMES. With lyrics like "I do believe - I got flare. I got speed and I walk on air," it's easy to think that Liam Gallagher is full of hot air and thinks of himself as a God. Try not to think like that. The lyrics may sound arrogant, but this is an outstanding rock tune that's loud and vibrant. In fact I wouldn't even call them "arrogant." I would call them...what's the best word to use here?..."confident."

STOP CRYING YOUR HEART OUT was a song that was adopted by England fans after England crashed out of the 2002 World Cup at the hands of Brazil. The message in this song is that bad things in life do happen, but it's in the past, so just move on. Despite the efforts of the slow-ish tempo and the use of the piano to make it sad, the message from the lyrics makes this a brilliant upbeat song that's worth a few repeats in the CD player...or laptop...or i-pod...or whatever.

Another outstanding piece I enjoy listening to a lot is LITTLE BY LITTLE, which is sung by Noel. The song is about not always having control over things in your life, and having to make do with what you have.
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Format: Audio CD
And so the Gallagher brothers return. Well they always said they would.
The end product of 2 year's graft is Heathen Chemistry, their 5th studio offering. And its not that bad.
The Hindu Times evokes memories of teenage abandon, a feeling of invincibility against everyone and everything.
Liam's 3 tracks show a huge improvement... Songbird is outstanding, though a bit too short for my liking. Born on a Different Cloud plays along well but a bit more work on the lyrical content could have made this a great song. Better Man evokes memeories of Stone Roses at Spike Island.
Hung in a Bad Place sounds as if it will go down a storm at gigs. The highlight of Noel's tracks would be stop crying your heart out, a heart wrenching song as you can get.
My only criticism is the album is a but short and could have benefited from some extra tracks ( the b-sides Noel writes usually outstrip any album track ).
All in all, a good album, look forward to the next one. Don't make us wait 2 years purleeeaseeeeeeee !!!
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Format: Audio CD
Lets get one thing straight first: Oasis is not a band who set out to push the boundaries of rock 'n' roll.
This album has an ambition that all albums should have, to make great music. And it does so in style, in flair and in honesty.
The first 3 tracks are true rock 'n' roll, and the lyrics mirror this; nothing too personal, and a hell of a lot of great riffs. 'Stop crying your heart out' is arguabley a bit too standard, as Liam comes out with the dreaded line 'hold on', however the track still mantains a simple melody and a genuine, honest, feeling in the lyrics after.
The three songs by liam, are amazingly full of emotion and dare i say it vunerability, something which oppposes his arrogant, 'I dont give one' persona.
The Album as a whole shows that Oasis are here to make tunes, and no one is better at it, so get off their back, and just enjoy some good old rock 'n' roll.
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