Sound — 10
Well, this is the equivalent of the beatles going from "Help" to "Sgt Pepper". It is a completely different type of music, compared 2 the well known "Mad fer it" sound. It's kinda wierd in the sense that it lacks rock n' roll guitar. Noel, and the others seem 2 have gone more 4 an acoustic rock which sometimes meets country...in a weird and twisted way. They pull it off though. 5/5 here! BTW, this is a chill-out album. Definitely not a sing along 1.
Lyrics — 8
Noel has taken a brake in terms of song writting. The others seem to have had a go, and it's proven to be alright. I think that Noels lyrics still show that he is 1 of top (if not the best) songwritters to come out of britan since John Lennon. Liam also gave a shock 2 my system with "Song bird". Liam has proven 2 me that he has something else in common with his brother with that 1. It's bloody good! Gem and aolan write a nice musical 1, but I personally think it needs lyrics over the top.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is definitely different. It's a varied over all opinion I think, but I rekon it's 1 of their best...in it's own special way. Maybe not as gud as deffinately maybe, but it definitely proves that they're not burnt out. The only thing I can suggest, is that they do another rockin 1 soon. That's what people love them for, and that's what will bring the cash in for them. Good album though. I recommend "Little by little", "Songbird" and "She is love". With songs like these on the album, I'd happily buy it again if it got nicked.