Sound — 10
In this album, Oasis tried to go back to their original sound and stop experimenting a lot with sounds and techniques like they did in the past 2 albums (Heathen Chemistry, Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants), they came back to the sound that most of us know and like. This sound can be heard in the tracks Let There Be Love and Turn Up The Sun. The songs in the album seem like they transport you to different seasons like A Bell Will Ring's sound seems to take to a nice summer day while Part Of The Queue takes you away to a cold autumn afternoon.
Lyrics — 10
Like in past albums, Noel Gallaghers wrote most of the lyrics in the album, but this time the band contributed more to the album with songs like Keep The Dream Alive (by Andy Bell) and A Bell Will Ring (by Gem Archer) both really good songs. Overall the lyrics are amazing, they express alot of feelings, a lot of passion and a lot of power.
Overall Impression — 10
The band has grown a lot since their Definetly Maybe days, they're no longer those teenagers from Manchester, their music grew up with them and here is the product of that coming of age, songs like The Importance Of Being Idle and Love Like A Bomb show this. This album tells the music scene that they are a new band ready to face new challenges and a new world.