I wasn’t sure if anybody was gonna do one of these today, so I took some initiative and cooked one up real quick. With Oasis’ seventh studio album due out this year (Aiming for a release in September), I can’t help but get back into an Oasis kick in preparation. So for this week I thought I’d take a look back at one of the best albums from those mean boys from Manchester.
Now I remember growing up during Oasis’ glory days. I wasn’t a fan of Oasis until 2005 but I can still recall all those hits from back in the day like “Wonderwall” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” that over time have defined the “Brit Pop” genre of the 90s. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, This being Oasis second album, was a smash hit critically and commercially when it was released in 1995 and I can see why. Filled with track after track of Heavy British Rock/Pop, Oasis showed us that they not only had a knack for rocking but also for writing catchy numbers. We definitely got a taste of this on their first album “Definitely Maybe” but here it was taken to another level. “(What’s the Story)” is one of those albums where you can take just about any track and release it as a single. Liam does his memorable Lennonesque singing, Noel brings the sweet licks, drummer Alan White shows off some competent drum work, and the other two guys are okay I guess. All in all this is a staple of the 90s and always gets me pumped.
Favorite Tracks: “Don’t Look Back in Anger”, “She’s Electric”, “Wonderwall”
P.S. For anyone who’s interested, Oasis will be playing at The Wamu Theater come round August 26th with opening act Ryan Adams. Tickets go on sale April 4th… I know I’ll be there.