Friday, November 14, 2008

Oasis: Dig Out Your Soul


Does anyone really care about a new Oasis record anymore? I mean, I'm curious, a little, but not so curious as to throw down $10, which is saying something. I previewed some of the tracks, read some of the reviews (mixed, but mainly positive) but aside from The Shock Of The Lightning the album seems a mile away from their joyous beginnings. I mean, Definitely Maybe was a fantastic album, and the folow up (What's The Story, Morning Glory?) was pretty great as well. Their blatant riff rips and Beatles piracy seemed like a good thing at the time, especially when combined with Liam's Johnny Rotten sneer, but it's old now. Really old.
However, they went downhill fast after the bloated mess that was Be Here Now and I lost interest and haven't really regained it. I bought Don't Believe The Truth, and enjoyed it somewhat, but it's not received regular airtime in quite a while. Nothing they've done since the mid-90's has stayed with me for more than a month or so. Damn shame, the lads had so much promise...

6 comments:

Brave Sir Robin said...

Oasis was kinda good for a couple minutes back in 1996!! I was never big on them, perhaps too much drama within the band to really accept them. I'd pass on the new album (much like I have done since the beginning)! My 2 cents!!

Matt said...

I was reading some music mag a few months ago and Noel said something like, There ain't a f*cking single on the whole thing. It's perfect!
He got such a contrary attitude that I'm not sure how to take that, though.

I seems to me that the guys are just spinning their tires in the mud, slipping around the muck they are comfortable in.

And, too, the petulence they showed when they WERE big, certainly doesn't engender feelings of loyalty among listeners, and I think they've realized it too. They don't care, though, so long as they get to keep playing rockstar.

Maybe they're not spinning tires, but wallowing?

I don't mean to come off super harsh on them or anything. I like the music when I hear it, but I never go out of my to listen.

Uncle E said...

I was quite taken by them with the debut, and Matt maybe you're right. The fucking attitude and the whole Blur/ Oasis thing kinda soured me. Lost interest.

Nazz Nomad said...

i liked the morning glory album alot. than i lost interest...probably more a commentary on me than on them.

Anonymous said...

Yes, people still care - it was a number one record in the UK. If Americans are too wrapped up in rap, and bland RnB to take to this kind of rock, we'll keep it!

Uncle E said...

Hey anonymous, anyone who reads this knows bland R&B and Rap ain't my bag. As a matter of fact, even though I'm an American a good majority of my favorite bands are from across the Atlantic. I'm not sayin' I won't listen, or enjoy, the new Oasis album, but it'll never be like it was back in the day. They're just not a "priority" band for me anymore, too much crap in between good albums. Maybe they'll make an album that'll blow me away again, but I don't think this is it. Just my opinion.

Thanks for the comment.