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Did you have a nice time?
on 29 July 2017
After the backlash of Be Here Now (not really deserved either)
Oasis released this album in November 1998 (when most people had forgotten about their importance..)
Which is a bad thing really because this is a great album, and collection of b sides from their singles.
They probably should of put this out as their third album, adding Round Are Way and Whatever to it, before plotting their next achievement in 1998, but unfortunately that is not what happened.
The songs on this record, a lot of them are better than the first 3 albums individually.
And while Noel sings 4 songs on here (Going Nowhere, Talk Tonight, The Masterplan, Half the world away) which is a lot, they are all great Oasis songs.
Liam sings 8 altogether as The Swamp Song is an instrumental.
Personally I would of put Round Are Way, Whatever and I Got the Fever on here.
To me its the best collection of Oasis songs, and represents what they were between 94-97, what a shame it didn't continue.
I don't know why that was.
I guess their 4th album was such a departure it just confused everyone.
I think that 4th album of there's was to much of a departure from what they did before.
Go Let it out was alright and a few others but the album as a whole just put people off.
But its hard to find a fault in this album. Its the best album that represents what Oasis were about in the 90s.
And as time went on, I don't know why Noel did not use this album as a "idea" for how the band and how Oasis should move forward.
The 2000s albums, Heathen Chemistry excepted, were mostly a complete confused mess.
And because of that great songs like Born on a different cloud (BRILLIANT!!) The Hindu Times, Hung in a bad place, Little By little, Probably all in the mind...I don't get it, its a brilliant album yet no one cared and only sold 3 million in 2002.
Good but it was Oasis's best album in ages....I guess a lot can change in 5 years.
But this one, excellent inspiring optimistic music.