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Different Gear, Still Speeding (Deluxe Edition)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 22 May 2013
And ended up keeping it to myself!
Love Oasis love Beady eye!
Prompt delivery, happy with the purchase.
Nothing to complain about, I love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 September 2013
I was sceptical if 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' would be worth purchasing without Noel's song writing talent but I was surprised by this debut. In my opinion, it surpasses the later Oasis albums post 1998 in terms of raw rock'n'roll energy.

The song writing is sharp with melodies that stick in your mind. 'Four Letter Word' is a strong opener and sets the mood for 13 songs that all have good individual arrangement. The standout tracks are 'Kill For A Dream'; 'Wigwam'; 'The Beat Goes On'.

I have listened to the second album 'BE' and feel although there is development in the complexity of Beady Eye's sound, it is a step backwards in the quality of lyrics and Liam's voice sounds whiny.

If you are an avid Oasis fan then I can highly recommend 'Different Gear, Still Speeding'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 April 2011
A lot of people call Beady Eye 'Oasis without Noel'. This is basically correct, but this album is more than that. Gone is the overblown production favoured by the elder Mr Gallagher in favour of a return to basics in the same no nonsense style as very early Oasis before the pomp and self importance set in.

Liam's influence is all over this - hence more Lennon sounding stuff (eg Wigwam),but this was to be expected and is not at all unpleasant.

The main thing is that this album sounds like they had a good time making it and is a great deal fresher and more immediate than anything Oasis did in their latter years.

Will they follow it up with something even better ? Well, definitely maybe (sorry about that, couldn't resist it) but this is a good enough start for the time being.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 2 April 2011
Yes the members are Oasis without Noel but the sound isnt. Its a great album and more beatle-esqe that Oasis was. Its one of those things, i dont think they'll grow to be as big as oasis but if they came before oasis they would be, excelllent album
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 April 2013
Yep Noels gone with his sharp song writing he knew how to write an anthem so the underdogs have got themselves together and smashed out this great debut. Its a bit rushed some of the tunes are filler but like most albums thats always the case. The references to their influences are there but there are some great moments The Roller , Bring the light etc so go with an open mind its a different sound and one which will improve over time. Yes Noels is a good album but we have heard it all before he offers nothing new so give Liam and the boys a break its a great start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 June 2011
If this was an Oasis album I would be saying it was a really good effort and so the fact that there is no Noel imput means I am even more impressed. No-one can say this is not a top listen if you enjoyed previous Oasis records. I prefer to the last Oasis album for sure. Good on your Liam and the boys. Let's face it, it is just Oasis minus Noel and shows that talent in that band ran deeper than people thought.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This is a really infectious album with a return to the more basic melodies evident in early Oasis albums. It has the feel of a relaxed jam session with nothing forced or overblown. Liam's vocal are not trying to strain in synch with overwhelming guitars, even on the faster tracks, and it means that each song stands out on merit. Really like this album - it was a pleasant surprise that is so good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2013
i really dont understand why people are giving them such a hard time. this album and the next are really great. of course they'll never be as big or as loveable as oasis but people should really stop comparing - they may have the same members but the sound is very different. if it was the same album by any other band that wasnt connected to oasis everyone would enjoy it im sure. id recommend it.
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on 31 October 2011
First off this is not as good as Beady Eye's second album BE.
This is a good fresh Mod style album with Lennon rockers and Oasis ballads.
Light on its feet from the start its all very tuneful and summer listening is ideal like early Oasis albums.
Oasis 'fans' did not come out in their millions like they usually do to support Liam and co. but for me honestly I got more enjoyment
from this album than previous efforts and it all feels like they are breaking free and working together unlike the slow burning Dig Out Your Soul and Don't Believe The Truth oasis albums.
Opener 'Four Letter Word' along with 'kill for a Dream', 'The Beat Goes On' and 'Wigwam' are as good as anything since Morning Glory era Oasis. Rockin and retro is the feel of most stuff here but the next album BE has the guitar solos, the heavy base and pounding drums that Different Gear lacks at times. 8/10
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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2011
I was once one of the biggest Oasis fans on the planet. I adored the first three albums, and the fifth album (Heathen Chemistry) also holds some great memories for me. However, after that I felt they lost something, and the final two albums were uninspired, lazy, and just plain boring. In terms of musicianship, this was probably the era in which they possessed the most talent, with Gem Archer and Andy Bell in the band. Despite some tight playing, strong production, and decent-ish songs, the records just left me feeling cold. A band that once had so much swagger, raw attitude, and just genuinely brilliant songs, had run out of steam and were simply going through the motions.

When Liam announced that he and the majority of the late band members were going out on their own straight away, part of me thought okay, this could be interesting. Another part if me thought, right, more of the same then. And when Liam came out with his predictable "we're the best band in the world at them moment, no doubt about it" rubbish, I virtually lost all hope. Hearing the first single did little to reignite my interest. It isn't bad, but it just sounds like Liam trying really hard to sound like he isn't trying really hard to play straight-up rock 'n' roll.... if that makes sense.

Still, I had to give the album a chance, and I'm glad I did. Yes, at times he appears to cringingly rip-off the likes of The Who and John Lennon, but not all the time. Some of the songs have far more freshness and bite than anything released by Oasis in the last 6 years, and the musicianship, as expected, is fantastic.

Those who enjoyed Oasis' later material will love this record, and younger listeners who perhaps aren't blinded by the nostalgia of the Gallagher brothers' former brilliance will also probably accept DG,SS as the enjoyable rock album that it is.

As I said previously, I expected Liam to fail to back up his self-generated ego and deliver an uninspired, dull, derivative record. I am delighted that what he has actually come up with is a gutsy and fun album.

However, for me it's got three stars written all over it. Why? Quite simply, although it is solid, it does not have one 'wow' moment, and as a whole, bears no real incentive for me to ever run to the CD shelves, pluck it out, and stick it on. Beady Eye have promise. But sadly, I will probably not play the album again until the weeks leading up to an inevitable second LP, which of course, I will await with interest.
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