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#372: (What's the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis

6.03.2011


(What's the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis (1995)

Favorite Track(s): "Roll With It" and "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back in Anger" and "Hey Now" and "Some Might Say" and "Cast No Shadow" and "She's Electric" and "Champagne Supernova"

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) Things I know about Oasis: they're a popular British band, they wrote "Wonderwall" and that I appreciate their reference to Bye Bye Birdie when naming this album. It's very possible I will recognize more of their songs upon hearing them, but as it stands, I know pretty much nothing. I hope I like it!

(Post-Listening) I know I sometimes criticize music on some albums for not seeming timeless. When I say that...I mean it makes me nostalgic for the time it was released, but not in a good way. More like a ugh-so-glad-we-don't-make-music-like-this-as-much-anymore. But this album is timeless in that it makes me nostalgic for the time it was released in a aww-remember-that?-that-was-lovely-and-painful-and-memorable way. And I haven't even listened to it before!

In other words (because even I was confused by that last paragraph, and I wrote it), I REALLY liked this album. I think I was expecting it to be less catchy and more grunge or dark like Portishead. But these songs felt 'real' without being unpleasant to listen to (i.e. whiny). I am starting to see why so many people love Oasis.

Is This Better Than A Hard Day's Night?: Paul?


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