For the record, they gave DBTT a 3/5, so that's an extra star for DOYS.
Can I just point out that the 'Guardian' review was actually in the Observer (the Guardian's Sunday equivalent - they share a website). It was in their monthly music magazine, Observer Music Monthly, which previously gave Don't Believe The Truth five stars.
Post by start at the end on Sept 22, 2008 9:39:32 GMT -5
I find it hard to believe Stand By Me made it to #5. Real hard to believe as a matter of fact. Ditto for Dont Go Away...even so, they made it to the ballpark as far as their "since" DYKWIM?" statement goes.
For it to be bigger than Lyla is saying somehthing...that tune was built for the radio, literally and figuratively.
Post by jasonbourne on Sept 22, 2008 20:28:22 GMT -5
Yeah, some people might be confusing the hot 100 with the MODERN ROCK chart. Even if a song does great on the modern rock chart, that doesn't mean its necessarily a hit song.
Generally a song must crack the Top 40 (on the hot 100) to be considered a hit, and Oasis has only done that once with Wonderwall, which peaked at 8. Don't Look back in anger peaked at 55, and Lyla at 83.
Jonathan Sims, Staff Writer Published On: 09/23/2008
The Gallagher brothers of the British rock band Oasis have done it again with their upcoming seventh studio album, “Dig Out Your Soul.” This album is to Oasis like “Revolver” was to The Beatles. Completely filled to the brim with songs that are guaranteed to rock your face off, make you think about life and feel completely satisfied with the money that you’ve spent. Now let us dissect this amazing album, shall we?
“Dig Out Your Soul” starts things out with the hard rockin’ riffs of “Bag It Up.” The first track is brought to us by the mind of Noel Gallagher, lead guitarist, and the man who has brought us such great hits as “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” “Champagne Supernova”, and “Wonderwall.” “Bag It Up” is one of those songs where everyone is going to have a different interpretation of what it means, but they all can agree that there is something about it that makes you want more. It’s an absolutely amazing song to kick things off with.
After you get the toe-tapping drum beat of track two, “The Turning,” out of your head, it’s time to experience the glory that is track three. This incredible tune is called “Waiting for the Rapture” and is, in my opinion, the best song on the album, and just to let you know that wasn’t an easy choice to make for me. As Noel wails in the opening line, you know that you are in for a treat. His melodic-yet-skin-tingling tone goes perfectly with the crunchy riffs of his guitar. It’s definitely one you’ll be listening to time and time again.
Track four, “The Shock of the Lightning,” is the first single from this incredible album. I’m not going to waste time on this one because it is already released, and you can easily do a little digging on YouTube. Trust me, you need to hear it for yourself.
“Dig Out Your Soul” also contains what might be the next “Imagine” as Liam Gallagher (the lead singer) channels the spirit of John Lennon in track five with his melodic tune “I’m Outta Time.” It’s probably the slowest tune on the album, but it is sincerely a masterpiece. Again, I love some gut-busting rock, but I’m a softy for slow songs too. This one will indeed go down in history.
Noel turns it back up in his rhythmic, straight out of the Wild West, steel guitar-infused “(Get off Your) High Horse Lady” on track six. This one is my second favorite on the album, but again it was a very close call.
The next track (track seven) is another song you can find on the Internet called “Falling Down.” After that is “To Be Where There’s Life,” featuring Oasis guitarist Gem Archer. This song is very psychedelic and will mesmerize you with the ancient sounds of Indian Sitars.
Track nine, “Ain’t Got Nothing On Me,” is another hard rocking psychedelic tune for your listening pleasure.
Bassist Andy Bell brings us track ten called “The Nature of Reality.” This one is by-the-book rock, and it truly does rock! Fast guitar riffs, slow drum beats, this one is sure to be an instant classic.
Finally we end our journey with the final track on “Dig Out Your Soul.” This little treasure is called “Soldier On.” Musically this is the most “Oasis-ish” song on the album, but they change up the vocals by adding a predominate echo giving Liam’s vocals a haunting presence that won’t soon escape your head.
My final thoughts: Go buy the album when it hits shelves Oct. 7. You won’t regret it.
While the Leons have been maturing, Oasis has to live up to a golden start to a career and its swaggering statements of intent, ``Live Forever'' and ``Rock 'n' Roll Star.'' The Gallagher brothers led the 1990s Britpop boom with ``Wonderwall,'' crashed to earth with the much-maligned ``Be Here Now'' and have been facing questions about whether they are still relevant.
On first listen of the online version of ``Dig Out Your Soul'' doing the rounds, Oasis has again thrown in a back-to- basics single, ``The Shock of the Lightning.'' The song will stomp its way across stadiums with big boots on, though it's undemanding in the Status Quo way. The ``Quoasis'' tag has yet to be killed.
Oasis will never become the Beatles, try as it might, though it has broadened the musical palette with touches of acid rock first heard on ``The Hindu Times'' six years ago.
Fans who love Oasis will love this album. It probably won't win any new admirers. It's a long way from their early song: ``I'm feeling supersonic/ Gimme gin and tonic.'' Or maybe not...
What the Stars Mean: **** Excellent *** Good ** Average * Poor (No stars) Worthless
That second review just sums up the idiots in this world, if you hate a band that much don't review them you cocksandwich. GOYHHL and FD following the tired Oasis formula, the mind boggles for this mentalist
yup, just read it, you beat to it... i was about to post it! haha... it's also on the start up page of that website as "today's top story" lol that would never happen here in the U.S. or a U.S. site/magazine i mean.