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This is getting embarrassing....,
This review is from: Don't Believe the Truth (Audio CD)
So being an Oasis fan is about past greatness. This album is confirmation of that.
Each false start, each claimed return to form hasn't actually happened.
"Don't Believe The Truth" is poor, on the whole. "Lyla" is their worst lead-off single to date, although not a bad tune, it does not sound anywhere near as certain as anything even off the much-slated "Be Here Now."
So the good bits first.
"Mucky Fingers" is charming in a ramshackle kind of way. "The Importance Of..." works ok if in a bit of a stodgy kind of way. "Part Of The Queue" is impressive enough and sounds pleasantly bewildered. "Let There Be Love" is a reminder of what this band can do.
Now the rest.
"Turn Up The Sun" is a heavyweight lump of uninspiring chugging and rock and roll cliches. "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" is baffling. "The Meaning Of Soul" is embarrassing. "Love Like A Bomb" is only slightly better. Mr Liam showed some nice songwriting potential on "Heathen Chemistry." It appears to have gone somewhere. Andy Bell's other contribution is saved by Liam's mighty vocals but it is really a non-song.
For a band with such mighty abilities, this is bordering on tragedy.
You don't want them to stop just in case there's another classic in them. But if it's going to be more album's like these then we'll just be content to see them on "I Love 1995" on Channel 5 in 2009.