Who Built the Moon?
With every solo release, Noel Gallagher engages more of his experimental impulses. Here he celebrates turning 50 by delivering his most dynamic and spirited record in over 20 years. It’s also his most adventurous to date, full of kaleidoscopic ambition, propulsive rhythms, and, on the bracing glam romp “Holy Mountain,” a tin whistle. Within the palatial psychedelia (“Black & White Sunshine”) and throbbing disco-rock (“She Taught Me How to Fly”), his ear for an exhilarating chorus and a universal lyric is at its sharpest. He may be treading new ground, but Noel’s at his familiar best.