Monday, February 02, 2009

805. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory (1995)

Track Listing

1. Hello
2. Roll with It
3. Wonderwall
4. Don't Look Back in Anger
5. Hey Now!
6. Some Might Say
7. Cast No Shadow
8. She's Electric
9. Morning Glory
10. Champagne Supernova


Slightly less shitty than Definitely Maybe, this is the album that made Oasis' fortune. It is derivative crap led by a couple of arseholes who can't sing or write lyrics for shit.

I mean Wonderwall is probably their greatest hit ever, and shit he sings like I do! Which is badly, and it's not even interesting badly, it's "can't hold a note" badly. And annoying.

Thankfully the writing is not as spectacularly pre-pubescent as in Definitely Maybe, finally realising that "dove,glove,love" rhymes are stupid, even if they still fall into it often. So probably one of the most overrated albums of all time, particularly in the UK, particularly in the North of the UK, particularly in Manchester, where I fucking live. Not for long though!

Track Highlights

1. Cast no Shadow
2. She's Electric
3. Roll With It
4. Champagne Supernova

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Even their fucking quotations are derivative:

The success of Morning Glory catapulted Oasis from being a successful Britpop band to being one of the biggest bands in Britain, with substantial international fame and considerable press coverage in the mainstream and music press. The band played several large open air concerts in the UK during 1996, including two nights at Knebworth in front of a combined audience of 250,000 people (125,000 each night); at the time, they were the biggest gigs ever held for a single band on UK soil. Over 2.6 million people had applied to buy tickets, meaning that Oasis could have theoretically played 20 consecutive sold out nights at Knebworth. Noel reflected that it wouldn't be possible to top this. "For a six-week period building up to that gig we were the biggest band in the world," he said "We were bigger than, dare I say it, fucking God."

Title track the way it's meant to be:


Ian said...

I love that someone else seems to hate Oasis as much as I do. Love your blog.

Anonymous said...

That concert-goer was a God among men. Unfortunate that the audience was entirely on Oasis' side but you have to sacrifice something once in a while.