Noel Gallagher

#41

i see this has been covered

#42

It’s the best thing he’s put his name to since 1995, isn’t it? Hated the single at first but I love it now. It’s just so stupid and joyous - a world away from the dirges he’s been releasing since the late 90s.

It’s not without filler, but a Noel Gallagher album in 2017 with at least 6 (by my reckoning) bangers on it - who saw that coming?

#43

The session track at the end’s a fucking triumph. On a par with The Masterplan or one of the other sappy acoustic belters he wrote when coming down off all the flake.

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#45

He was interviewed on Sodajerker (the songwriting podcast) the other day. A nice listen - he comes across really well in the interview; outlines how this album stands apart from his other stuff (mainly his relationship with the producer) and why that is, but also talks a bit about ambling into some of the bigggest songs ever written etc and drops a few C-bombs.

#46

Although the funniest bit is that he keeps referring to Kanye West’s ‘THE Power’ :joy:

#47

currently on track 4, it is actually really good so far

when his first solo album came i thought this was pretty good (rather mournful, miles from his laddish landfill shit) and quite enjoyed the first single but that was it

#48

That new one that sounds like Ricky Martin is actually quite good

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#49

I was getting tilted that people seemd to not like it, i think it’s a banger and mash mate

#50

Yeah only heard it once but its the definition of a banger

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#51

Thoughts on his new song?

I think the lyrics let it down a bit but I do like the build up and some of the subtle little guitar bits

#52

Enjoyable enough, nothing really stands out about it, but it’s a lot better than what Liam is putting out. Just feels a bit dated.

#53

Find it pretty dull, to be honest, as I did his last album.
Props for mixing it up and trying a new direction but if this is the chosen path I’d rather just wait for the next Primal Scream album. (Not an Oasis fanboy either).

#54

If Arcade Fire released this sort of stuff people would say it was shit.

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#55

where as its Noel Gallagher and it’s also shit.

#56

I still like quite like this to be honest, the bass is nice.

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#57

TBH far too many good new acts I keep discovering for me to waste time on the old faves. I’ve got Definitely Maybe and the b-sides from the first two records, what more do I need?

It’s not a dig at Noel either, this goes for all the artists/bands of that era with the exception of Radiohead. Even then, A Moon Shaped Pool isn’t one I go back to really.

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#58

Surely you make an exception for the Pumpkins also?

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#59

I reckon that’ll do. I’d even ditch the album 2 B sides. The Masterplan is dreadful. I don’t know why anyone ever held it up as art.

#60

I’m glad this album got quite a bit of praise on here

#61

It’s pretty bland but Acquiesce is a WTSMG b-side and I seem to recall other ones that were good

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