Sound — 9
Oasis at last produced the best colection of tunes since their top seller record (Whats The Story)Morning Glory? Their last record "Dont Believe The Truth" was a return to form for oasis, and in that record they began to function as a band and now in this one they are even more focused, and began to expand their sound. This album brings a fresh air to the Oasis sound without sounding like another band. Here goes a track by track review... 01.Bag It Up: this song its the greatest 1st song on an album since Be Here Now. It is a heavy rock and roll track with the two brothers singing and has a really good chorus. 02.The Turning: this is one of the best tunes on the album and has one hell of a chorus, even better than the one in bag it up. 03.Waiting For The Rapture: this is a Noel sung song and reminds me of The Importance Of Being Idle in terms of singing. Really good song that steals that five to one riff.... 04.The Shock Of The Lightning: the first single of the album and the best one since some might say....nothing more to say... 05.Im Outta Time: this song was written by Liam and is his best song ever and one of the finnest song on the album. The Only ballad by the way... 06.(Get Off Your)High Horse Lady: this is the most experimental song ever producced by Oasis and that is very shocking. It has some folk chords that with a repetive seccion of drums make the song. Worth A Listen... 07.Falling Down: this could be the best oasis noel sung song of all time without counting the masterplan and that is awesome. Instant Classic. 08.To Be Where Theres Life: another experimental tune this time by Gem Archer but this one is a lot better. It has no guitars and has a really good bass line. 09.Aint Got Nothing: this one is nothing more that dumb rock and roll tune by liam. Similar to the "meaning of soul" on "dont believe the truth" and it is easly the worst song on the album. 10.The Nature Of Reality: starts with an amazing riff and....nothing more...the riffs repeates itself again and again with some really boring lyrics and goes anywere... 11.Soldier On: a really good tune with an adictive bass line...its not one of the greatest on the record but is a good closing tune.
Lyrics — 8
In This record noel wanted lyrics that suited the music not the other way and that is one of the reasons why almost every song on the album are about nothing. But it still has some good lyrics like the ones on Falling Down and Waiting On The Rapture and I'm Outta Time.
Overall Impression — 9
This One is Oasis best record since morning glory without a doubt and marks the return for oasis in doing great record again not only good or decent records. The Most Impresive Songs On The Album are Falling Down, The Shock... , I'm Outta Time, Waiting For The Rapture and The Turning. If this album were stolen I definitely (not maybe) buy it again.