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Be Here Now
Be Here Now
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than you think, 4 Nov 2006
This review is from: Be Here Now (Audio CD)
Oasis were never going to live up to the hype of Mornig Glory, which is why this album has recieved such poor press over the years. It is very long (over 70 minutes) and it is overproduced but its Oasis being Oasis, and no-one else. Listening to it does require bit of patience at times but stick with it because theres pleanty here to enjoy. The songs are all to a high standard. The thing that just knocks it down is the fact that its just lost its edge. Magic Pie could do with being abou 3 minutes shorter and without the ridiculous ending and Girl Who Wears A Dirty Shirt gets in the way. But length does work well on others. D'you Know What I Mean is a fantastic opener and All Around The World, despite being over 9 minutes always manages to find another direction o keep you interested. There are a few hidden gems here to and the reprise at the end is the perfect way to finish.

Not as out there as their previous two but a good album none the less.


Whatever
Whatever
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Price: £19.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 4 Nov 2006
This review is from: Whatever (Audio CD)
I don't own many singles, I make a point of buying the album, even if I don't like the rest of it, but this is one of the few that I own. Firstly because you can't get it on any album, and secondly, because its just that good. This is as upbeat as Oasis get. Its fun, cheery, and much more mainstream than some of their other stuff so it should appeal to a wider audience. It does get a little long at the end but you should be to busy smiling to notice. The B sides here are impressive too. If your feeling down and need something to put you in a good mood, this is the best there is.


The Masterplan
The Masterplan
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No other band has B sides this good, 4 Nov 2006
This review is from: The Masterplan (Audio CD)
When you here what Oasis left off you really start to appreciate their earlier work. Every song on this album could not only be an album track but an A side as well. Unless your a fan most of these songs will be unknown to you. This is prehaps the biggest surprise in Oasis' catalog. Indeed some of the bands best work is here. It opens terrifically with Aquiesce and the closer is debatably Noels finest work. There are however a few slip ups. the cover of I Am The Walrus is quite poor, and I stand by my belief that no one should ever attempt a Beatles cover, its never going to be good enough. The Swamp Song is a nice instrumental but a little over done and It's Good To Be Free just seems a bit plain. Aside from this though this is a worth while investment. If your a fan you souldn't be without it, if your not, you never know. It may just surprise you.
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(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the 90's, 3 Nov 2006
Not wanting to over do it, but if Sgt Peppers was the 60's then this is the 90's. I need really say no more, but from start to finish this is about as perfect as you can get. It includes the bands two most famous number ones, their most famous song, and the greatest finale an album could ever have. You will never get bored of that chorus or of that solo. There is no filler here, even the 40 second interludes add a certain something. I don't often say this, but there is perfection, then there is Morning Glory. If you don't own this, you should.


Definitely Maybe
Definitely Maybe
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is what debuts are all about, 3 Nov 2006
This review is from: Definitely Maybe (Audio CD)
To me this is vintage Oasis. Not their best, but the sound that most defines them. Listening to this album is a bit like getting hit by a bus a 70 that keeps going while your glued to the front. From the powerdriven opener via Live Forever and Supersonic to the most unexpected ending. The two formentioned songs are the albums best and fan favourites. The solos in each are superb and will lift you out of the darkest mood. All Noels lyrics are simple, and while this may be a downside for some it makes every song memerable and you'll wake up the next morning singing a song you've only heard once before.

While it does have its critics, many say its over-produced and doesn't make any sense, remember, it was writen like that. If however you don't feel good about the album, just buy the singles because none of those will disapoint.


Stop the Clocks
Stop the Clocks
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great, 3 Nov 2006
This review is from: Stop the Clocks (Audio CD)
This has been a long awaited best of by one of the greatest bands of the last 15 years. Although good overall it does seem to lack a certain something. While the important songs are there, Wonderwall, Live Forever, Don't Look Back In Anger etc there are some notable absences. The third album, Be Here Now has no representation at all and several key singles are missed out, most notably Roll With It and Whatever. Though the inclusion of 4 B sides gives an all round view of their career this collection is still lacking too much to define the band. My advice is if you want Oasis' best of, buy the first 3 albums and the Masterplan. This ones good, but it just doesn't cover enough ground.


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