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A timeless album!,
This review is from: (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (Audio CD)
Please note: This review is for the standard original deluxe edition, and not for the recent (2004), mouth-watering, three disc re-issue. You can purchase that one here: (What's The Story) Morning Glory? [Deluxe Edition].
With so many reviews (most of which are positive) for Oasis' second album already on this page, it does seem to be rather pointless to write another piece about how good the band's second album was. I would just like to add that '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' deserves all of the acclaim that it received and is definitely one of the best albums to come from the 1990s, and this is from one of Blur's most (almost) obsessive followers.
With such great song writing and brilliant music, I think that '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' will be still selling copies in another 20 years time. The tracks were so good that the four singles released in the UK all peaked within the top 2, two of them went to number one.
Very rarely do I say this, but there really isn't a bad track on here (well, apart from the rather pointless melodies 'Track 6' which is like an interlude, and 'Track 11' which feels like a build up to the next song). 'Roll With It' is an instant classic, and probably the most widely known song, it is very catchy, 'Wonderwall' is another stone-cold nineties anthem, which to me is the band's finest hour, with Liam Gallagher's vocals at a peak. Then of course there is the majestic 'Don't Look Back in Anger' and 'Champagne Supernova', a mixture of hard-rock with a beautiful melody, which are personal favourites. The latter is the perfect way to finish off a perfect album. Noel Gallagher might have himself an ego, but he has some right to, because my God can the man write a good song!
Oasis have left behind a legacy of timeless music, and I don't recommended any of their great albums as highly as '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?'.