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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

November 10, 2011

Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? would be on my all time 100 greatest albums list.  So I am a sucker of anything that slightly smells of Morning Glory.  This has a strong Oasis feel.  More so than brother Liam’s Beady Eye from earlier this year (which I also enjoyed, but that strayed a bit from the trademark Oasis sound).

I listened to this at the gym this AM via a headphones and found it kind of ho-hum. But I re-listened tonight on my home system and it sounds much better.  I take that to me this is music that needs to fully surround you. The arrangements need to float around and bounce off the walls.  On headphones they are too confined – almost muffled.

Noel’s voice is not as nuanced as Liam’s, but he makes up for it in big magnificent arrangements that evoke the classic Oasis sound.

It is too much to expect another masterpiece like Morning Glory, but this is is a nice little whiff of that fine aroma.  Don’t expect to be blown away, but if you like Oasis you will enjoy.

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