on 7 June 2006
Stop Crying Your Heart Out, the second and best single from the fifth Oasis album, Heathen Chemistry, marked something of a return to form. A heartfelt, anthemic, piano-led ballad, although not as good as Cast No Shadow, Slide Away or The Masterplan, it packed something of an emotional punch and is well worth a listen.
The first B-side is a fine, upbeat rock'n'roller, nothing to shout about but not bad, but the second flip track, Shout It Out Loud, is by far one of the finest and most underrated tunes Noel Gallagher has ever penned and sung, with a piercing, wailing guitar solo reminiscent of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb.
With Oasis in 2002 back to making B-sides that are better than the singles they supported, you have to conclude that they found something of the old spirit again!
on 30 May 2002
After Oasis reclaimed the number one spot with "The Hindu Times," they're putting out another single of similar quality (though not similar style).
If you're an Oasis fan, you've probably heard "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" already. Brilliant power ballad, but I mean that in a good way: like "Don't Look Back in Anger" or Aerosmith's classic "Dream On" from 1973, this uses strings and piano without sounding mushy. This is a very strong and uplifting song, sure to have singalong choruses at Oasis' shows.
The two B-sides are "Thank You for the Good Times" and "Shout It Out Loud." I haven't heard "Shout It Out Loud" but I'll assume Noel sings it 'cause he wrote it and Noel usually gets a B-side. I've heard a snatch of "Thank You for the Good Times," which is written by bassist Andy Bell and sung by Liam. I'm glad Liam sings it. He hasn't sung a B-side since "Let's All Make Believe" (B-side to "Go Let It Out"). It sounds like a good solid rocker, but I've only heard a 30 sec. sampler.
A great A-side and two solid B-sides. Let's hope that Oasis can get back-to-back #1's for the first time!
on 1 June 2002
"Stop Crying Your Heart Out" is the brilliant new single from Oasis. It harks back to the glory days of Don't Look Back In Anger and Wonderwall, with an incredibly catchy chorus line. It features some of Noel Gallagher's better lyrics, with lines such as "we're all of us stars, we're fading away", and the chilling effect of Liam singing "why you scared?", with Noel's backing vocals replying with "I'm not scared...". Hopefully this will be the single that gets Oasis noticed again by the non-"Mad Fer It" public. Plus the fact that it's released just when England go out of the World Cup......
on 19 June 2002
Stop Crying Your Heart Out is a classic. Simple as that. The track booms out and takes you back to the good old 1990's, when everything was Oasis. It's a song that will get stuck in your head all day, but you won't care, because it is that good!
Track 2 blows a bit, but the third is another Noel classic.
A must for all Oasis fans and anyone with music in their blood.
on 17 June 2002
Oasis second single from their forthcoming LP "Heathen Chemistry" is a true gem. While the first single, "The Hindu Times", was a great pure rock track, Oasis have followed it just two months later with a classic, anthemic ballad reminiscent of their "Morning Glory" days. "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" is one of Noel Gallagher's greatest ballads. Filled with a haunting piano melody, a soaring string section, and a chorus that you just can't get out of your head, this is a fine piece of work by the elder Gallagher. The lyric, "Take what you need and be on your way, and stop cying your heart out" sums up the positive message this song is trying to convey. Overall, the song is brilliantly effective, despite its sounding similar to 1994's "Slide Away".
The b-side "Thank You For The Good Times", written by bassist Andy Bell, is a catchy tune worthy of album status. Unfortunately, however, the second b-side, "Shout It Out Loud", is not one of Noel's best compostions. Although it does have some profound lyrics, the tune itself isn't very melodic and never seems to go anywhere. Then again, maybe I just expect too much from The Chief. After all, every song he writes can't have both great lyrics AND a catchy melody.
Overall, this single should be a chart topper if "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back In Anger" are any indication of how well-received Oasis ballads are. This one's a classic, plain and simple.
on 16 June 2002
Theres no doubting that The Hindu Times was a fantastic single and the release of SCYHO should finalize the re-emergence of Oasis into both the public eye and popular music. Whereas the album does feature tracks with much more musical credibility and lyrical strength than the latest installment (Little by Little, and Born on a Different Cloud to name but a few) the single itself fits perfectly into what the public have come to expect from the band. The song will be a hit, of that there is little doubt, and there is no denying that it is a great song although for those who use it to claim that Oasis are 'back on top' it must be said that for the true fans out there Oasis never left the top, although they did continue to make THEIR music, perhaps its for the better that it has now fallen back into the 'popular' bracket of the industry.
on 6 February 2004
this caps oasis return to form.....a million miles away from there opening single (the rock filler the hindu times) stop crying you're heart out is in the mold of "dont look back in anger" or "wonderwall" this epic ballard opens with liam telling us to "hold on" and "not to be scared".
its a fantastic second single from the boys from manchester and will hae you in tears by the end!.
nb: if you can pick up the extra "DVD version" then you will get some great extras aswell as this sentimental lighter waving song.
on 31 May 2002
Heard people say this song is rubbish- that's nonsense. This song is in the same vein as "Stand By Me" and with the emphasis on orchestral instruments and piano rather than guitar, the song sounds haunting yet beautiful. Hindu Times went straight to number opne and this is ten times better. If this doesn't repeat that feat then the British single-buying public shoulb be ashamed. Oasis are not old fashioned, they're back with a vengeance.
on 4 July 2002
Please roll the carpet as Stop Crying is coming...I can not really say more then this......This tune is a top one......It is more of a grower then its predecessor: "The Hindu Times" which is more immediate. Stop crying is one of those uplifting Oasis classics that will have you singing along to it in no time. Great Great Tune
on 30 May 2002
This oasis dvd has a documentary about the band and also includes the demo version of "stop crying your heart out" there is also bonus pictures on the dvd. This is well worth the money simply because of the documentary. Buy it. oh and also check out the dvd for the last single "the hindu times"