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4.0 out of 5 stars A good album getting back to what they do best!!!!
With Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants, Oasis--the self-professed "biggest rock & roll band in the world"--continue exploring their fascination with Great British Bands of the late 1960s. Paying homage to your heroes is one thing, but many of Standing On The Shoulder's best moments sound like their icons' worst. However, this is Oasis, and they do manage to...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Darker Oasis
After The disapointment of Oasis previous Record "Be Here Now" and the departure of Guigsy and Bonehaed, Noel,Liam And Alan White were under pressure to record an album that could be named under the same breath as the other classic records. unfortunatley even if there is an improvement from there previous record it's hardely Revolver by The Beatles. The first Track is an...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good album getting back to what they do best!!!!, 25 July 2001
With Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants, Oasis--the self-professed "biggest rock & roll band in the world"--continue exploring their fascination with Great British Bands of the late 1960s. Paying homage to your heroes is one thing, but many of Standing On The Shoulder's best moments sound like their icons' worst. However, this is Oasis, and they do manage to pull some stunners out of their hats: "Gas Panic" and "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" demonstrate the command of catchy hooks and epic anthems that made their first two albums--Definitely Maybe and (What's The Story) Morning Glory?--such classics. Elsewhere, their influences are more obvious. The psychedelic "Who Feels Love?" is a perfect example of George Harrison in full Eastern Mystic mode, complete with sitars, tablas and tape-loops. Outright rocker "Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is" has the strut and stomp of vintage Doors or Rolling Stones, but is ultimately let down by its weak songwriting ("Ready or not, come what may/The bets are going down for judgement day"). The most dubious lyrics are saved for the Liam Gallagher-penned "Little James", his paean to paternal love which--perhaps unintentionally--contains some of rock's most laughable couplets ("You live for your toys, even though they make noise"). Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants doesn't represent a major step forward for Oasis, but it is a definite improvement on the band's previous album, Be Here Now. For stronger evidence as to why Oasis is credited with resurrecting Britpop in the late 20th century, newcomers to the band would do well to investigate Definitely Maybe or (What's The Story) Morning Glory?. --David McAlpine
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not a masterpiece (like the others), 29 Mar. 2000
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The album is good, but not a masterpiece like the predecessors. However there are some very good moments musically and lyrically.
The first track 'Fuckin'...' is a great 'led-zep' style start. It begins with a hendrix drum loop, a great riff, and a pissed off bloke screaming at the disconcerned yoof of today. It is followed by Go Let It Out which sees Noel having a go at the royals. It is a good song, but not as good as the one that follows it.
Who Feels Love is probably the most satisfying moment (musically) on the album. It has a great video, and this song shows that the new Oasis are just as good as the old one.
Gas Panic is another highlight, with an excellent chorus. It is one of the darker songs that Noel has written, and I for one, can't wait to see them perform it on July 21. Sunday Morning Call retains the emotional intensity of Champagne Supernova, and shows that Noel can sing too (albeit not as well as Liam). Little James is surprisingly touching, despite some cringe-worthy lyrics. It is a great song which is quite worthy of it's Oasis seal of approval.
The punk numbers 'Put yer money...' and 'Liar' are, by general concensus, the weaker songs on the album. However, I think they're great, and it is this kind of up-tempo tune that they were so good at. 'Where Did...?' is along the theme of 'how I fucked up' but by now the ballad / down beat songs are grating, and for me it is the least inspiring song.
The album ends with Roll It Over. I am not sure if they will play this live, but it has a chorus quite worthy of bellowing out in a stadium. It has some Abbey Road guitar flourishes, and is an epic end to 'Standing...'.
They're bound to get better.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Darker Oasis, 1 July 2007
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After The disapointment of Oasis previous Record "Be Here Now" and the departure of Guigsy and Bonehaed, Noel,Liam And Alan White were under pressure to record an album that could be named under the same breath as the other classic records. unfortunatley even if there is an improvement from there previous record it's hardely Revolver by The Beatles. The first Track is an istrumental and that it quite a wierd way to start a record.The Next track the lead single Go Let It Out is a fine song to start the album and resembles many of the classic early Oasis records. Who feels Love is a very Beatlesesque record and is a very decent record and it is very cheerful even if it wasn't that good at the time. Put yer Money Where Yer Mouth is remains one of the worst songs off the album, and contains some of Noel's worst lyrics. Little James remains probably the worst song Oasis have ever done even if Liam did write it, it remains the song which killed The Album as a whole. Gas panic is the best record off the album a fine 6 minute song full of Psychedelia and Classic Oasis. Where Did It All Go wrong is another fine song off the record and should have been a single. Sunday Morning Call like Put Yer Money is a poor song and a bad attempt of a Ballad. I Can see A Liar is also a bad attempt of a Rock song. The final track Roll It Over is a very good song but lyrically is awful.

Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants is an enigma sometimes brilliant, sometimes terrible you decide.

Key Tracks: Go let It Out,Gas Panic,Where Did It All Go Wrong

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3.0 out of 5 stars A slight improvement on their last; it's getting better man., 18 Oct. 2001
Ironically, my favorite song on this album is "little James" even though it's lyrics are questionable, it's tune is memorable. Other than a few of Noel's classy little numbers, it offers little else; a slight improvement on their last.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ecellent music. One of the better ones from Oasis, 18 Jan. 2013
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Music for listening and relaxing. Go and buy it on vinyl, then you get the whole package. Excellent picture on the outside cover.
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