Can’t get on board with this, it might be their worst album (possibly tied with Don’t Believe the Truth). Force of Nature, Hung in a Bad Place, Little By Little, Probably All in the Mind, She is Love are all dreadful. It was Noel trying to steady the ship after being panned for branching out a bit with Standing on Shoulder of Giants.
Be Here Now (for all its obvious problems) at least has a sense of big ridiculousness about it, you can tell the band are enjoying themselves. None of the later albums have that.
I’ll probably never put on one of their albums in its entirety ever again, but if I had to it would be The Masterplan (I know it’s a compilation, but still their best) > Be Here Now > Definitely Maybe > Standing on the Shoulder of Giants > Can’t be arsed with the rest.