Heathen Chemistry review by Oasis

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  • Released: Jul 1, 2002
  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 6 Neat
  • Users' score: 8.8 (34 votes)
Oasis: Heathen Chemistry

Overall Impression — 6
Oasis have a problem. If they change their style then reviewers would all say " just do what your good at", and when they don't change it, they all say "you need to change." Heathen Chemistry is just like the others, very oasis-y. From the start (opening with "The Hindu Times", which bears more than just a striking resemblance to "Same Size Feet" by Stereophonics)to the end, Liam's song "Better Man", the album delivers no surprises at all. Apart from brilliant moments like Gem Archer's "Hung in a Bad Place", Liam's "Songbird" and "Born on a Different Cloud" or Noels "She is Love" this album could have been released as a back to back with any of their previous albums. In it's own rights "Heathen Chemistry" is a good album, and too say anything worse about it would be overcritical. This is the first album recorded with the new bassist Andy Bell, and guitarist Gem Archer, and for that the album is much tighter, with the standard of musicianship being much higher. Some songs are slightly out of place, the likes of "Force of Nature" and "A Quick Peep" but over all a pleasing album from from the best band in the world.

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