11 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The power in Oasis’ debut lies in the contrast between Noel Gallagher’s optimistic songs and the way his words are twisted by brother Liam’s sardonic snarl. Fighting his way past a rolling wall of guitars, Liam uses his vocal insolence to turn every one of Noel’s hopeful statements—“Tonight, I’m a rock ’n’ roll star”—into a defiant certainty, even when castigating an ex-girlfriend (“Married With Children”) or singing about lasagna (“Digsy’s Dinner”). It’s put to best use on the album’s defining moment, “Live Forever”; you’d almost believe Liam could, indeed, become immortal, just to spite the world.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

The power in Oasis’ debut lies in the contrast between Noel Gallagher’s optimistic songs and the way his words are twisted by brother Liam’s sardonic snarl. Fighting his way past a rolling wall of guitars, Liam uses his vocal insolence to turn every one of Noel’s hopeful statements—“Tonight, I’m a rock ’n’ roll star”—into a defiant certainty, even when castigating an ex-girlfriend (“Married With Children”) or singing about lasagna (“Digsy’s Dinner”). It’s put to best use on the album’s defining moment, “Live Forever”; you’d almost believe Liam could, indeed, become immortal, just to spite the world.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

BumbleC ,

Must Have Classic

Rock N Roll at it's Finest. Literally, one of the Best & Essential Must Own albums from the 90's along with thier smash follow up, "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?"...Definitely, 5 Star Classic(s).
-US Fan

Fluffin ,

Solid. During an era of yuck.

Great band. Great album. They had their own identity. Rare at the time...

Farrell D ,

Simply the best debut album ever

Nothing left to say. As you were.

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