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Oasis 6th studio album and they are still building and improving on the last to albums which have received some criticism as they did no hit the heights of the first 3 albums released. As was the case for Heather Chemistry, Dont Believe the truth is once again another big step in the correct direction to achieving musical genius.
It is an Andy Bell song which opens this album, but still in typical Oasis album Liam swaggers into in typical energetic fashion, I think the opening line is very meaningful 'I carry the madness, every where i go' I dont think a truer word he has said. This album then goes goes from strength to strength. with every song played. The only down sides on this album i would say are Mucky fingers and part of the queue. However with true Oasis anthems such as Lyla, the importance of being idle and let there be love to name but a few. With these great songs on board the somewhat weaker songs are almost lost and you tend not to notice them. I think Let there be love is one of the most beautiful Oasis songs yet, i could just listen to it over and over again.
This album is by far the one of the best Oasis albums of the 21st century it is also a welcome return to peak form for the relatively new oasis line up. It is a good album which contains solid solid tracks. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
This was their best release in a while, coming on the back of Heathen Chemistry, Don't Believe the Truth shows us a new Oasis, a more democratic union where the workload is shared & everyone puts in a shift writing material.
Zak Starkey makes his first appearance on drums, following the departure of Alan White while Liam Gallagher is much more influential on this album, contributing 3 tracks of varying quality, but it's Noel who still delivers the albums biggest singalongs & most reliable anthems.
Leadoff single 'Lyla' caught on as a modern day Oasis anthem, although it has never appealed to me much, it's bombast a little too obvious for these ears. The 2nd single also does little for me, 'The Importance of Being Idle', it's a straight lift from a track from The La's debut album, only without the deft touch or simplicity.
The problem for Oasis is that they often over-complicate matters, often scared to leave a simple arrangement as it is, Noel always feels compelled to give a track the full Oasis treatment - drums, orchestra, big backing vocals, when sometimes simplicity will go a lot further. This approach is apparent on 'Let There Be Love', a potentially moving ballad, spoiled slightly by the over the top arrangement it is given here. Still, it's among the better tracks here & easily the best of the singles.
The best track here is the opener, Andy Bell's Turn Up The Sun, it's a classic Oasis album opener, full of poise & purpose, driving on with a typical Liam Gallagher vocal. From there we get Mucky Fingers, a Noel vocalled Velvet Underground rip-off, it's a simple 2 chord movement, exactly like 'I'm Waiting For The Man', yet it's effortlessly enjoyable nonetheless. Noel's strength is that he willingly rips people off.
Bassist Andy Bell contributes again with Keep The Dream Alive, a forgettable filler as is Gem Archer's A Bell Will Ring, yet you can't knock the effort for contributing, something which has harmed previous Oasis albums. This album is all the better for the contribution of the whole band, even if the material isn't always the strongest.
Liam Gallagher delivers some of his best writing to date, specifically 'The Meaning of Soul' & I Guess God Thinks I'm Abel. It does what it says on the tin very well, it's Oasis, you're not getting experimental synth records here, so don't go into it expecting anything less than a solid Oasis album, which is what this is.
The problem for Oasis has always been one of how do you top the excellence of Definately Maybe and Whats the Story... and while no album will top that effort this album is good enough to stand on its own merits as an enjoyable rock album. Not only that but with a couple of the tracks written by Liam Gallagher this album showed that the song writing genes did not only go to Noel in the Gallagher household.
The opening track is typical Oasis material, Turn up the Sun is a storming norman of a record with some gritty lyrics and a thumping tune it is a great song when poerformedlive and very listenable to.
Mucky Fingers cranks up the volume again however it doeshave a rather grating harmonica sound to it which is annoying. Lyla has a really catchy chorus to it and it is a track that grows on you over time the more listens you give it.
Love like a Bomb is one of Liams songs and it is pretty good and this is followed by The Importance of Being Idle which is a track I really like and it is really catchy.
There are some weak tracks on the album, Part of the Queue is decidecly average and has nothing to really offer the listener and Keep the Dreams Alive is also weak and really does not do anything for me.
Overall this album is well worth a listen as it has enough quality in it to remind the listener why Oasis were such an iconic band in the nineties and why they still have something to offer today as they all enter their forties.
Don't believe the truth is the sixth studio album from the rock band oasis. It was released in 2005 and wet straight to number one in the album charts. The album has a bit more of a pop rock feel to it in my opinion however that main thing I notice about the songs are that I think oasis just tried to take on a more up to date style, which I guess is pretty good as they cant just play like they first did forever.
The third song off the album was actually the first single release of the album and in true oasis fashion it went straight to number one. The song itself is really catchy, not the best lyrics for an oasis song however it does get you singing along and the guitar and drums are really well written and they all fit together perfectly.
The second single to be released off the album was the importance of being idle, which is track five off the album, it was written and sung by Noel and its easily my favourite song off the album, it has a totally different style form most the oasis songs in the past, its got really great guitar all the way through and the king of jumpy ness on the guitar playing sounds great as well as the really well played solos.
Let there be love is the last song off the album and the last one to be released as a single as well, it managed to get to number two just missing the top spot. it's a really slow but nice song, sung by both the brothers which sounds really nice as well as they both bring something different to the vocals.
1. Turn up the Sun
2. Mucky Fingers
4. Love Like a Bomb
5. Importance of Being Idle, The
6. Meaning of Soul, The
7. Guess God Thinks I'm Abel
8. Part of the Queue
9. Keep the Dream Alive
10. Bell Will Ring, A
11. Let There Be Love
This album was a really great one from oasis, many people had thought they had lost it, however with two number ones and a number 2 single as well I think they showed that they could adapt and change their style to make great music again without necessarily going back to the old oasis.
Oasis are probably one of the most popular bands ever with hits such as Wonderwall and Don't look back in anger. They are from Manchester and formed in 1991. This is their seventh studio album and it was released in 2005. Here are my favourite tracks from the album:
(1) Turn up the sun; a great intro starts off the album positively. This is a typical Oasis song, the singing is typical of Liam. All the instruments work well together; it's more of an instrumental song.
(3) Lyla, the first single released from the album, it also featured on one of the Fifa games. It's a catchy tune, definitely a radio tune.
(5) The importance of being idle, this was one of the other singles released. I think this is probably the best song off the album. The lyrics great as is the singing. The video was also a highlight.
(6) The meaning of soul, another great song. It speeds up the pace. It's a very short song.
So this is a good album but it's not their best but it's a must buy for any Oasis fan. There are some great radio hits and Let there be love is a great ballad.
I have loved Oasis for many years and I possess every album and single excluding 3 or 4. They are my favorite band and I was so much looking forward to this album and it doesn't disappoint. In my eyes this is probably Oasis' most consistent album and it doesn't contain 1 bad song, but the only problem is, there are quite a few average songs with bits of quality here and there. The album contains 11 songs and the songs are all quite similar bar 1 or 2. The songs and my ratings are as follows:
1) Turn Up The Sun - Not the best song on the album by any means but it gets the album off to a decent start. Very lively song and sets the album up nicely. 6.5/10
2) Mucky Fingers - Another very lively song, 1 or 2 unnecessary screeches during the song but they are only an annoyance if your picky. Another slightly above average song and it continues the album well. 7/10
3) Lyla - Very repetitive song may not be to everybody's taste but I personally love it, it is one of my top three for this album. Another lively loud decent Oasis song, well worth a listen. 8.5/10
4) Love Like A Bomb - About on par with the likes of mucky fingers for me, a very lively song, gets you in the modd for just about anything, a good consistent song. 7/10
5) Importance Of Being Idle - The best song on the album, it is a very unique, original and genius song. It brings this album up to the standards of some of the others by Oasis. 9.5/10
6) Meaning Of Soul - A very quick lively song, it almost seems to me as if they were just rushing this song and it was a last minute addition to the album. It isn't a bad song but its probably the worst on the album. 6/10
7) Guess God Thinks I'm Abel - Not everybody seems to rate this song but i really like this song. Its not as fast and bangy as the others and its a very nice album song. 8/10
8) Part Of The Queue - Another very underestimated song in my eyes, the song is very well balanced with some nice lyrics and is one of my favourites for this album. 8/10
9) Keep The Dream Alive - Wasn't a particular favorite of mine when i first heard it, but every time i listen to it i seem to like it a little more. It is another sort of average song but is not a bad song by any means. 7/10
10) Bell Will Ring - Another album song, very average, not one of the best on the album, but still it isn't bad and it slots into the album alright. 6.5/10
11) Let There Be Love- The perfect way to round off a loud and lively album. This is the most gentle song on the album and is probably my 2nd favorite. Its a great song and i recommend it to anyone. 9/10
So have always been a massive fan of Oasis. I really loved their first two albums, have seen them live and always enjoy their music. However since 'Definatley maybe' and 'What's the story' they have never been able to hit the same heights. So how does this album do compared to their earlier work? Well here it was I make of all the songs:
1. Turn Up The Sun - Not the best track. Lyrics not great, music a bit tame and it just lacks the blitz of some Oasis tracks. 6/10
2. Mucky Fingers - Excellent song. Really good sound that just pulse's live. Noel sings on this one and I do tend to prefer Noel singing than Liams. 9/10
3. Lyla - Typical Oasis. Big riffs, big chorus and great jump around pogo song. Has that real big sound that Oasis are so famous for. 9/10
4. Love Loke A Bomb - Nothing special about this one. Liam whines his way through some pretty average lyrics. Poor. 6/10
5. The Importance Of Being Idle - Best song on the album. Great lyrics great melody. Liam really hits top form here. 'Lost my faith in the summertime' love that line. Great song showing that they can still find that piece of magic. 10/10
6. The Meaning Of Soul - Short and fast. A really good little song, the song just repeats twice but that's fine. Love this song when I need to get motivated. 9/10
7. Guess God Things I'm Abel - Not to bad, some decent lyrics. But just lacks the bite of some of their tracks. 8/10
8. Part Of The Queue - Noel singing again. Not a bad little offering, nothing special but deserves it place on the album.
9. Keep The Dream Alive - I love the start of this song, sounds like it's gonna be something really specail. Then it all goes a bit wrong. The chorus is weak and the sound is just not quite right. A good song but doesn'y fulfill its potential. 8/10
10. A Bell Will Ring - Another decent song but lacks something. Liam sings on this one and really whines big time! 7/10
11. Let There Be Love - An attempt at another Champagne Supernova. But is nothing close. It's not a bad song, but just doesn't quite recapture the magic they are capable off. 8/10
So overall this is not a bad album. But compared to their early work, it just doesn't make the grade. So I must admit i rarely listen to this album, but sat here now singing along, I think maybe it is worthy of an odd play now and again. Good but not great.
Overall would give it 8/10
So this is Oasis's neweat album to date but does it match up to its predecessors? It is probably the best theyve done in the last eight years but doesn't match up to the first two Oasis albums by any means! For 11 songs the Gallaghers have managed to grind out some toe-tapping Britpop, but there are no classic anthems like 'Don't Look Back in Anger', 'Stand By Me', 'Wonderwall' or 'Live Forever' on here.
However after the great disappointment of 'Heathen Chemistry' which Oasis released in 2002, 'Don't Believe the Truth' is definitley a step in the right direction. The first single 'Lyla' is pretty strong; a refreshingly catchy, hard-edged rocky song but the second single 'The Importance of Being Idle' is pretty forgettable. My favourite on this alum is definitely 'Let There Be Love'- a duet between Liam and Noel, and is one of Noel's strongest ballads that reminds me of Oasis in their glory years.
This album cannot be said to be up there with Oasis's finest, yet it shows positive energy that the band has recently been lacking and shows promise that better albums will follow.
I write a review of this album in a straight line manner during which time I forget that this is definitely a perfect way of writing it. I wish to review a CD by the historical British band called Oasis. I know I exist but I have never existed to have surfaced on everything so I raise myself to surface on this review of the CD - Don't Believe the Truth. Now that would mean that to be writing about Earth music = humans would have definitely listened to over 300 hours of music in their whole life, thus, humans are very proud of musicians. If this has been the real case, would the people have ambitiously called Don't believe the truth, rather as a sufficient album? It is certainly sufficient. Would the CD be my second favourite Oasis album? Yes. Would this be the greatest album ever made in Great Britain? The greatest of 2005. The album keeps itself simple just like the masses of summer fans that dismissed the Oasis band in winter, spring, and autumn. Those people who only listen oasis in summer I think are very disagreeable as the band is worthy of your ears anytime of the year. My good friend who is an Oasis summer fan would have described this album to me as a "difficult album ". I am in much disagreement with him saying its a difficult album as I Would say this CD is slightly similar listen to that listen of the Heathen chemistry CD, to which I must say Heathen Chemistry is a CD I have recently taken up very well with open arms, and embraced as some of the best songs of oasis. But to put it simple you must know that I have been completely sanded with all of their past music for many years and I'm surely sanded to their music very strongly.
1. Turn up the Sun: This Andy Bell song is really receivable on the album, and it is a great song to start with, it is like Supersonic and it warms me like a deflagration! If that is Liam diverting his brother you must believe they are both singing this song together, it sounds as if they are travelling on a fantastic journey towards the rotations of the sun. Turn up the sun is rather merrily a sunshine brown, grail blown brilliant song. It is as good as gold and it is a revolutionary opener of the album. In an upward way the verse can be described as a genie of the sun that you have to wake him up and tell him to turn the sun up and he lights it like a candle just for the humans. I actually love the volume of the song! Turn up the sun is going to turn your ears; an opener of brilliant because it begins the record with a large loud rhythm and finishes the same rhythm. 9/10
2.Mucky fingers: I had heard this sung in my church on September 10th of the clock. The song is about dirty fingers (the personal choice of Christians). I like the song for the reason that it is simple and very religious. Noel sings the whole song. The impact of it precisely holds you and it don't let go. This song has a force only with Noel! You know it wouldn't sounded too well if Liam had sung it. One takes their ears with it like sender of clay, a Merry Mucky to you. 8/10
3. Lyla: I am sure that many humans in the world have heard this excellent song; it has become a traditional purchase now. Astonishing vocals from Liam and some of the best ever drum beats on Oasis! For this song I must tell you that it is very much a shining return to the Oasis band. I cannot be mentioning very much but if you read the above, you will realise that this is the most well known track from DBTT, it is thus the only world-famous song on the album. 9/10
4. Love likes a bomb: The air of Liam. The very first song on the album to be written by Liam. A simple acoustic song but made good! It shows to be well written but it sounds in bad conditions. It is not anything against Liam on his voice or his writing, but personally I do not imagine the guitars and the drums to be sounded out very well, it only keeps level just at its vocals. When you hear love like a bomb you know that it's never among the best hears on the album, but always in value of a hearing aid I do become like robbers ray, grease my reflective ears, thus I have received the song like a discrete harmonious tune of Liam's. 7/10
5. The importance of being idle/The important value of the inactive lazy man: The particularly pleasant song is Oasis best song for years! Each human thus likes it with reason and purpose! This song comes with a great surprise because you hear that Noel has modified his kind of song writing for this album. It is Noels best vocals on DBTT and this song is a principal of what you hear so differently. It does not try to write, in the way of the other tracks, thus, you hear it relaxed and simple. It begins with the idle fatty who ground himself from the roads, fatty ground far from the bed under the stars, fatty ground far from Wildness, fatty ground off and precisely sat on itself in the important place. Thank you. 10/10
6. The meaning of soul: this definitely should have been slowed down as it is one of Liam's best songs of the album and is nearly hardly recognizable as oasis, for me I believed that this song sounds out as if it was written as a Noel type of song as the music is a correct distinction with the styling of Noels music. The meaning of the soul is 1.5 minute hymn of the summer. (That is especially good, if you're an Oasis summer fan.) It is a great song to hear outdoors. 9/10
7. Guess God thinks I'm Abell : I know you make believable assumptions that God thinks you're a bell, but you've never heard it as well when you believed in God in 2005. For me it is never the best song of DBBT but it is definitely the best song of Liam's. The Melody is real driving! The change of music is marvellous like a rope. Liams best song on the album. Therefore it is very good that one. 9/10.
8. Part of the queue: For me, this is a surprise as you don't hear Noels voice very much but already on this album you have him sing 3 complete songs on his own. Such a well written song! This is a brilliant song for private individuals as it marks really simple modified chords effectively. I find this easy for me to play on my guitar and you will hear it as a chief of rails brilliant chorus, written by and of course vocally sung by Noel, another brilliant song. 8/10
9. Keep The Dream Alive: Andy's second song on the album, is as good as the first one but this one is the traditional Oasis which resounds on the album. It is sung with a large choral society voice and the guitar is very well sounded. It could have been lifted on the crane. An anthem as good as Some Might Say "Andy bell is living it, as he joins the band for the first time and makes two fantastic songs. 8/10
10. A Bell will ring is opening up on my brain to be registered as my personal favourite, it plays like the Beatles brilliantly = Guitars are played in a reefing stage-classifying manner and song writing is bone keying to the footpaths of little bells ringing in your head and making everything in the world brand new. It is very different to anything which is usually belonging to Oasis - It is once again a religious type of music. It was written by a young boy in the band called Gem/Jewel, which wrote only this way for the album. Gem/Jewel plays the guitar in the manner of excellence. 10/10
11. Let there be Love: WINNING that's all I can say. A slow and pleasant song by Noel. It is great to hear Liam and Noel sharing the vocals. This particular song sounds like the modern day Beatles and gives a real surprise ending to the album. 8/10
You looked any kinder to it - at first you might not believe that don't believe the truth was an album by oasis for the oasis. Oasis would appear to have grown old but in saying that their old age does not exist at all in their music - in fact the members of the band are not completely adult musicians.
To speak of the album completely correct, you must believe that DBTT curves far away from the likeness of any other oasis album. It is not an exaggeration which can be said; this album is more likely to the rolling stones so please STOP reaching round with your ears and simply attach this CD to your ears. The Oasis music is similar to the whistling fantastic noises of the Beatles therefore there are no songs of absurdity. If you think about the music it would surprise you to know that low beats (no drums) only appears once on one of the songs but all the other songs are to be closely replaced by brilliant drumming and then you think about the highs and it strikes a sound which makes you believe in all the numbers of fans out there. No two songs sound the same - For example: Mucky Fingers does not share anything with Love like a Bomb. The Importance of Being Idle does not share anything with of with the Meaning of Soul.
In conclusion: This album is a pleasant buy; it is definitely worthy of your ears if you are a man who is an OPEN OCCUPIER OF MUSIC or a lady who is open of great music. If you see a review of DBTT and its given 1 star that is not right, if perhaps you did read that it was to be rather pointless, if I can say in such a way, another Oasis CD which I should definitely give 5 stars.
Don't Believe the Truth
This album is another in the collection of oasis' top notched albums. Although it isn't the best of the bunch they still make great albums 10 years on from where it all started, when they bought out defiantly maybe. This is in the top 50 albums of all time and I'm not surprised.
Oasis are fabulous you can't put a title on their music. Its just oasis music. Like U2 just make U2 music as these two bands dominate the Indie/Rock/Brit Pop charts whenever they releases a new album.
There was a hell of a lot of build up to this and they gave us a taster when they bought out the Longley awaited song 'Lyla' and no one was disappointed at this single. It was a good way for them to get back in the charts and it got to number one fairly easily. The video to this was unlike oasis' recent music videos. It shows a girl who's having a bad time with someone she is living to and she goes into a dream where oasis are playing and there is dancing on the dance floor. The people dancing have got strange masks on etc. It is suppose to be strange and dream like. The second single of the album was The Importance of being idle. In my opinion this was better than lyla. I remember the first time they shown this video was on a Friday night on channel 4 at about 9 'o' clock. It was a exclusive thanks to channel 4. The video Is also unlike oasis. In set in the 50s or 60s and doesn't really have much of a story to it. The main character in the video isn't any out of band. Although you do get a few glimpses of the band playing cards in a room with top hats on. Noel Gallagher is shown most in it. There are many shots of him shaving looking into the mirror.
This album isn't the best from the group but certainly isn't the worst. I think oasis weakest attempt by quite a long way was Familiar to Millions. This owned a few good hit but overall was a disappointing effort by the group which is uncharacteristic of them as Noel Gallagher is such a great musician and obviously Liam is equally good with his incredible vocals in 95% of the songs they produce. The albums defiantly maybe and what's the story (morning glory) were I'm afraid were superior to this. But 10 years ago they weren't running out of ideas. I think this album still has some absolute classics on. On each of oasis' albums they all have at least 3 classics on. I mean who doesn't like Wonderwall or Don't look back in anger. They were great songs in the music industry and will remain to be. The fact that oasis have still got enough to make albums is good enough they could of easily packed it in ages ago with the money they have gained through the music business. But its there sheer will to make music; they have got such a passion for it. If a member leaves a band most bands would have packed it in and given up. But not oasis around 5 members of the band have left but they are quickly in to make the replacements. One of the newest newcomers is Zak Starky on the drums. That is Ringo Stars son from the Beatles. Not any band could have got the quality of Zak Starky. But don't forget we are talking about Oasis here.
In this album there are many members which did different work in it so here's some brief info on who did what
Mucky Fingers, Lyla, The Importance Of Being Idle, Part Of The Queue and Let There Be Love were all written by Noel Gallagher
Love Like A Bomb was written by Liam Gallagher with Gem
The Meaning of Soul and Guess God Thinks I'm Able was written by Liam Gallagher alone.
Turn Up the Sun and Keep the Dream Alive was written by Andy Bell.
A Bell Will Ring was written by Gem
This shows all the members of the group are class musicians and are very versatile so they can all do the different jobs like 2 of them can sing. They all write the songs. Gem plays guitar but also plays a harmonica. But they never use to do this. It all use to be Noel Gallagher work and Liam just sang with the occasional song sung by Noel. But on this album Noel sings in 4 songs out of 11 which are pretty impressive. I love it when Noel sings the songs. Noel sings all the best songs in my opinion and his voice when he plays unplugged is breathtaking. This album doesn't like oasis' usual songs. They are different in some way. This albums still has got the lot couple of classics, great opening and ending song In Turn Up The Sun and Let There Be Love, a lot of variation. All of this leads to a brilliant album no matter what anyone says.
There's plenty of competition out there for oasis to contend with but no band are on the same wavelength as oasis. Oasis are too good for most bands out there now. Bands like, The Libertines, U2, Razorlight, Feeder and The Zutons are all decent bands. But they just haven't got the calibre of oasis quite simply. The days of blur beating oasis to the number one spot are well over. Oasis are the best band in the world. They have got so much pressure and expectation which is the only trouble but Noel Gallagher is better than that he doesn't let anything in his way.
The Cover for this CD isn't your average case. It open like a book and inside are many page. On the pages are the lyrics of every song on the album clearly displayed. The front of it show 4 garages and on each says the word of what the album is called (don't believe the truth) and on the back list all the songs in order. It's very flash. You also get a bonus DVD with exclusive band interviews, fascinating track by track insight into the making of the album and the lyla video.So you do get your moneys worth
**Review of Each Song**
*Turn up the Sun**
Perfect opener to a album with one of the best inros I have ever heard which features a great riff. Liam's vocals perfect for the beat. This song written by Andy Bell and is written well. Good guitar sounds throughout. One of my favourite songs on the album and it starts it off wonderfully. 9/10
This one is sung by Noel, his vocals are good although they could be a bit louder. This song give you an impression of a underground train coming past when Gem plays his harmonica which makes a great sound and makes the song better. Like the lyrics. There is a constant beat all the way through. This in my top 3 songs of the album. 10/10
This was the first single of the album which was bought out before the album itself. Liam's vocals are good in it. I like the chorus especially. There is a fantastic riff near the middle of the song and is th most fantastic sound you will ever hear. Good Song and it carries on with being a untouchable start. 9/10
*Love like A Bomb*
Liam and Gems creation and this is sung by Liam. Good song. It is a slow song. Four songs in a still there isn't a weak song. Liam's voice is very rough in this song to match the beat 8/10
*The Importance of Being Idle*
This was the second single of the album and is a cracker. Sung by Noel and created by Noel. Noel give oasis a different voice and change in his songs. I love this song and is a classic already. The lyrics are fantastic. and the intro is one of the best. Great song 10/10
*The Meaning Of Soul*
Sung and Created by Liam. Very upbeat song and Liam's voice is again rough as apposed to soft like in Stop Crying Your Heart Out. The drum is the dominant instrument in this song. This song is a real head banger. Still not a weak song to be seen. 8/10
*Guess God Thinks I'm Able*
Another song sung and created by Liam Gallagher. Liam's goes for the soft voice in this song as it is quite a mellow and slow tune. This is again a good song. Don't partially like the ending but ow well 8/10
*Part Of The Queue*
We now come to the first and weakest song on the album is sung and created by Noel Gallagher. Quite a slow song, not much of a intro. Looks out of place on a album like this. Just not good enough. 6/10
*Keep The Dream Alive*
Another quite weak song but a lot better than Part of the Queue. Nice guitar sound. This was created by Andy Bell. He makes two on the album and for a person new to writing he's done well for himself. 7/10
*A Bell Will Ring*
Lovely little sound made by Gem the guitarist. Great intro. Really up beat song and puts you in a good mood great vocals from Liam. All in all a good song and well done to Gem hope he make another if oasis release another album 8/10
*Let There Be Love*
We now come to one of the best songs to end a album a slow emotional ending with both Liam and Noel singing there part. Could well be the best song on the album. Great lyrics written by Noel. Lovely mellow sound which is acoustic. Particularly like it when Noel sings his part. Classic 10/10
So overall a fantastic album but not there best. If you are a oasis fan this is essential. Also this could well be there last so make the most of it
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Ohhhh, its a tricky one..... Oasis continue to rock the boat over 10 years since their first single came out, popular opinion still swinging about and whether you love them or hate them it seems your still talking about them.
In Their 5th album 'Dont believe the Truth' i perceive a more layed back style which is easy to beleive as both the Gallagher brothers are settling into family life, slowly but surely leaving the drug fueled days of Definately Maybe behind for good. This is an album that may be sniffed at by some for not being quite as snappy as its predisessors and on the first few listens it does come accros maybe a little weak, but as with all good albums becomes something diferent and amazing as you let the individual songs take shape in your mind.
Opening track 'Turn up the Sun' is a ballsy rock by numbers belter with a typical Oasis style riff, nothing special, but guaranteed to get your toes tapping. The bands love affair with The Beatles continues with 'Let there Be Love' which some may consider a rip off as it sounds like it could have been written by Sir Mccartney himself. Its a lighters in the affair, you can just imagine how great it would be hearing this at a stadium concert in its full glory.
The stand out track on 'Dont believe The Truth'is 2nd single 'The Importance of Being Idle' Showing off Noels song writting talent to the full, this may be one of the best songs he's ever written, with its complex soaring melodies and eerie chords reminiscent of The Coral. This marks a new, more creative path for Oasis that hasnt really been seen before.
Now im not really into slow ballady type songs unless they're really special so for me 'Dont beleive The Truth' does have a few turkeys. Im not that keen on Liams latest effort 'Guess God thinks im able' which comes accross quite whiney and repetitive in this recording and with 'Songbird' under his belt as well, shows liam up to be the sop we always knew he was!
With every new Effort from the Gallagher camp we get the usual "Its better than Definately Maybe" and everyone gets their hopes up, only to be dissapointed when they're fooled by the hype machine again. Standing alone this is a Great album with loads of variety to keep everyone happy. So Oasis live on, without that spark perhaps but reliable as ever, I cant imagine the music world without them.
Oasis return on top form and this is coming from a truly devoted Oasis fan since the heady days of Britpop. Every song on here is an absolute delight and like good wine, gets better with time. There are some fast numbers and some slow numbers.
The album opener "Mucky FIngers" does not dissapoint, for it is vibrant and catchy and is reminiscent of the Velvet Underground heavy sound. Also, listen out for some anti-war references, very clever Noel.
"The Importance of being idle", on the other other hand,a slower number, leaning towards the 60s English pop sike song in the Kinksian style and part Las. Think any Kinks song of the mid 60s that telleth a tale of an English gentleman, be him residing in the country or shopping in a posh street in London...if you can imagine this, you are already half way to knowing how to dance to this song.
"Lyla", the first track to be released from the album is a brilliant song and so is the video. It is typically Oasis, and British. The intrument playing is spot on, thanks to Starkey's precise durmming namely and the riff is dangerously catchy. Hhhhm, methinks that The Gallaghers had "Lola" or "Layla" in mind when composing this song..a very 60s thing to namecheck women in songs..
"A bell will ring" - A somewhat fast yet pyschedelic compostion, too cool to be deemed an anthem though, maybe it is the "Some might say" of this album. One cannot help singing and dancing to this. I won't reveal anymore for I want all of you to fast forward to this song should you buy the album.
I endeth the review with an instant anthem - "Let there be love". This is pure brilliance, with some subtle singing from Noel and beautifully played instruments. One to play when you're in love or maybe just feeling blue. Warning: Do not play before a night on the tiles as you will be too mellow to rock on...
I reccomend that of all you buy this album, Bealtes fans, Oasis fans and even those who like pop or Metal. In my opinion this is the best album since Kasabian. Forget the passing fads that are the Kaisers, this is dad rock music at it's finest and made to last...
Oasis have been standing at the pinnacle of English rock music for the majority of my duration at the very least, and quite rightly so, coming out with classics such as Definitely Maybe which was a stunner of an album, it is no wonder that they are one of the most successful English bands ever.
This newish offering is also worth mentioning in the same group of Oasis classics; it is fair to say that the Gallagher brothers have made their money and are now only still in the industry for the love of the money. I have heard them on stations saying this album actually mattered to them, and they are very happy with how it turned out, and to be honest, if you sit down and listen to it you might just have to agree.
1. Turn up the Sun
Straight from the out set you are listening to a track which is quite blatantly Oasis from the vocals, but it is more the Oasis of old, and not quite what you would normally hear on the radio. A very basic drum beat and uncomplicated guitar makes this a nice entrance into the album. What is nice about this track is just when you think it has got repetitive, it goes into a long outro, and in a strange way it leads you into the whole album.
2. Mucky Fingers
I dont want to throw this word around wily nilly, but there is a resemblance to the intro to this song and some of the Beatles work, in fact you could be forgiven for not thinking this was Oasis at all, with a melodic drum beat it almost drowns out the vocals. I think this is one of the weaker tracks on the album, but due to the strength of the whole offering I think that can be taken a compliment.
The first track to be released on the album, which unsurprisingly went straight to Number 1, in fact there are already two number ones on this album. I believe if you could dissect this track then it would come up 100% roaring Oasis, it really is everything you expect from the Manchester band, and I think that can only be a good thing.
I have to admit when I first heard this track on the radio I was thinking they had perhaps let themselves down, and that once again they hadnt matched the brilliance of Definitely Maybe, however, as time as passed I have found myself singing along to this, and bopping my head along to it when it is on the radio, top offering!!
4. Love Like a Bomb
This starts out with an opening beat, and it could almost be Wet Wet Wet, however then those familiar vocals come in, and you can breath easy again! Not that there is anything wrong with Wet Wet Wet Id quickly like to say. A nice gentle track it makes a nice interlude between what will be the two most played tracks on the album. This is about as beautiful as Oasis are going to get, with a bit of piano, and Noel giving it a bit of la la la I think even sceptics could get used to this kind of track.
5. The Importance of Being Idle
By a country mile my favourite track on the album, I think it is intelligent, funny, and all together a great, no superb, track!
Now that I have got my biased opinion out of the way this is the second number one on the album, and it is probably the track that has the best vocals on it, not the usual Oasis growl in it. It has strong verses, strong choruses that will have you singing along in no time at all. If your not a fan of Oasis, give this a listen, I think it could really sway you.
6. The Meaning of Soul
A very quick track, 1.44 in fact, its fast, its a nice break up from the previous tracks, and wakes you up, it almost says, you have heard half of the album now, but dont think your falling asleep, your damn well gonna listen to all of this!!
7. God Thinks Im Abel
A slow entrance, gives you a chance to breath after the last track, a lot of my friends have classed this as one of their favourite Oasis tracks ever, its slow moving and really quite good. With a track like this you can tell Gem Archer, the new guitarist is having more of a say, as its clear the Oasis style has certainly changed.
8. Part of the Queue
If you were gonna sit down, discuss how good the likes of Indie Rock and Roll bands such as Ian Brown and the likes were, this track alone makes you need to enter Oasis, my second favourite track on the album this is what Indie music rock and roll should sound like. Its boppy so you wanna sway your arms around, you want to know the words straight away, you want to dance! A quicker track, but a real great, if you had to go off and download one track of the album to listen to, download this one! Its a stunner!!
9. Keep The Dream Alive
Nice guitar entrance, more of a pop tune, something you would expect to hear on the radio, the guitar could be anyone from McFly to Texas, however, you cannot write something off just because it is perhaps a little bit more commercial, the words certainly dont give the idea this is a commercial song, and as I said at the start Noel and Liam said that the whole album meant an awful lot to them, and they were very proud. It has a good chorus and is very listenable.
10. A Bell will Ring
Back to the Indie roots once again, can you tell Im quite the Indie fan? A good guitar intro thrown into a blender, added in with some good vocals, mixed for twenty seconds or so, then add a second guitar and some drums, and you are well and truly away. One of those tracks you could quite happily sit down and relax to, just to bop your head along to.
11. Let there be Love
A superb choice of song to end the album on, its slow, it has some good singing, and seems to reach out to you, one of those songs that actually makes you want to put the album on repeat and listen to the whole thing again. Imagine you are watching a play, and you have a lead character singing out the play, all on their own, this would be the song that they would sing.
I think this album is the second best offering Oasis have ever released behind Definitely Maybe, and if you are the Oasis fan, you will know that is quite the accolade! I wrote at the top that if you are one of these people who downloads a track before they buy the album just to make sure I would make that track then Part of The Queue should be the one, if your going to stay away from the radio tracks anyway. Top marks from me!
Q magazine in a review of "Don't Believe The Truth" describe the release of an Oasis album post "What's The Story Morning Glory" as being akin to a one night stand with an old flame -full of seductive words, excitement and high hopes only to crash around you into a situation of embarrassment, disillusionment and great disappointment. Thankfully DBTT is far from a one night stand with an old flame, not once did I feel bitterly disappointed nor cringe with embarrassment. Oasis have a way of hyping up their albums, bit by bit the album found it's way onto the net, pre-release concerts in intimate venues helped unleash a load of badly recorded bootlegs onto the net. Reviews in some quarters slatted the album and finally after four poor sounding tracks( as in quality) were unleashed onto the net the full album found it's self just waiting to be downloaded and yes of course I gave into temptation
What you will notice if you take a quick scan down the track listing is that the iron fist dominance of Noel Gallagher is no longer evident. Gone are the days it would seem where an Oasis Album could have All Tracks Written by Noel Gallagher emblazoned on the front cover. Noel Gallagher as one reviewer stated is still first amongst equals, but gone it would appear is the total dominance on the song writing front. This actually makes for a far more creative album. The tracks Noel Gallagher has contributed are excellent on the whole, maybe due in part to the fact he allowed himself to write for the love of writing and not because he had an album to fill. DBTT throws up some surprise in the fact that it clearly shows Liam Gallagher can write a decent track or two. If you look at the tracks he has done, not one has the crayon marks that were so obviously scrawled over the lyric sheets for the now infamous "Little James" Our Kid has matured when it comes to song writing if not other things. Liam Gallagher will perhaps always be in the shadow of his older brother when it comes to song writing but at least now he's giving him a run for his money!
Now before you think the whole of the album is a totally different sounding Oasis it's not, just in places a more mature sounding Oasis. The maturity is evident not only in the music but perhaps in some of the band members themselves. In a pre release interview Noel Gallagher reflects on the fact he is in his late 30's and he for one realises this. Noel Gallagher states clearly ""It would be kind of sad if a bunch of 30-year-olds were required to inspire the youth of Britain - it's other bands' time now." In the same interview he insists the last time he had one of his legendary fights with his brother was 5 years ago. This bodes well for all going to see the band in the summer, where for some it will be the first time to see the album showcased live. The long wait from the release of "Heathen Chemistry" back in 2002 is worth it. Media critics might have had a field day likening Oasis to Tony Blair - i.e. good in the 90's but past it in 2005 but that's an accolade this album doesn't deserve. It's an album that isn't looking back on past glory, with a tired lack lustre approach but an album that is good, brilliant in places and like most albums it has it's weak moments. You can't please all of the people all of the time but DBTT as given a damn good try at doing so! It's not the best they've done but it doesn't deserve the slating it got in some quarters of the music press who seemed delighted to write it off prior to it's release. The Oasis star has perhaps waned, it's not '95 any more but they can still knock out a belter of an album and DBTT proves it hands down.
As usual Oasis hit the ground running with a storming opening track, "Turn Up the Sun", written by Andy Bell. Yes you might see it as one of those Oasis by numbers track, but it works. With Liam Gallagher snarling his way throw lyrics that suggest that we all love one another this track is one that grows on you. Hear it live and you instantly end up singing along with it. Accompanied by a backing track that basically in places consists of cranking up the bass and allowing the session drummer - one Zak Starkey free reign and you have one loud mean snarling track in places. It's hypnotic in places with a very mellow ending. By no means a track that will be come an Oasis classic but to open an album it works, you instantly want to hear more and NOW!
"Mucky Fingers", has been liken by some reviewers as Oasis does Velvet underground, another called it the track where Lou Reed meets Springstein and yet another suggested it was "Bob Dylan taking a trip through the Velvet Underground on a runaway bullet train, screaming "It's all mine! It's all mine!" en route to a one-note Viking funeral somewhere underneath your cerebellum." From the latter you might just have gathered that "Mucky Fingers" isn't one of those Noel Gallagher does slush tracks! Far from it, what you get is a track that practically shrieks at you, with no holds barred when it came to cranking up the amp. It's loud, it's mean and unfortunately I find it rather irritating. Memorable only for the squalling harmonica.
A rip off in places of the Stones "Street Fighting Man" you can't help but like "Lyla", with a catchy chorus reminiscent to some of Mona by Craig McLaughlin. When I first heard it on a badly tuned in radio I did wonder if perhaps the DJ was playing a B side and this couldn't possibly be what Oasis were going to release as a single. Apparently it wasn't a track that Noel Gallagher wanted as the first single of the album. "Lyla" grows on you after the third listen I was rather in to singing the chorus which no doubt irritates some. "Lyla" is another track that could be described as Oasis by numbers but again it works and packs in the musical punches where needed.
Given some of his "creativity" on the song writing front I did wonder what Liam Gallagher had in store for me with his first contribution on the album Forget he ever subjected you to "Little James", if you can try and forgive him because he comes up with the goods . "Love Like A Bomb" allows Liam Gallagher to sing with a passion that perhaps in the last few years he's lost to some extent. It's good old fashioned Oasis, that works. One track that couldn't be described as good old fashioned Oasis is the next track up "The Importance of Being Idle". Forget that it sounds like a Kinks B side, what makes this track along with perhaps the vocal performance of his career to date is Noel Gallagher's lyrics. With a clever twist and play on words this is an unapologetic homage to being an idle so and so, throw the course of the track he explains to a whole prolifery of people his need to do nothing. Pure genius.
Elvis meets Red Bull is how Noel Gallagher summed up Our Kid's "Meaning of Soul" and it's apt very apt. In just under 2 minutes you are served up a dish that consists of a very snarling Liam Gallagher, an acoustic guitar that is being strummed for all it's worth and a thudding drum beat. It's a manic song that to be honest you'll be grateful that it's ended virtually as soon as it's begun. If "Meaning of Soul" had been the only track Liam Gallagher had contributed I for one would be suggesting he left the song writing to the others!
With "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel", Liam Gallagher makes up for the drubbing your ears got with the proceeding track. This slightly mellow sounding track in away sums up the bickering relationship the Gallagher brothers have. If you look at the lyrics, at first glance they appear some what simplistic but it is perhaps this simplicity that makes "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" one of the more poignant songs Liam Gallagher has penned. Showing us a glimpse behind the Rock Star clutching a can of lager and snarling in the direction of the camera to maybe a man that does have a softer side. "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" is one of those tracks that grows on you, it's not my favourite track on the album but it's in the top four.
For a very brief fleeting second the opening to "Part of the Queue" is reminiscent of The Stranglers Golden Brown, this is where any similarity ends between the two songs. One is a classic where the radio is turned up, the other a track you turn off. If one track on this album was to be deemed as the filler track then unfortunately that accolade goes to "Part of the Queue". It lacks direction, a sense of purpose and just that certain something At some points you want to tell Noel Gallagher to stop whining. As you might have gathered the skip button is hit with regularity with this track.
Andy Bell comes up with the goods again in "Keep The Dream Alive", it's one of those tracks that grows on you. With a slight grungy/mellow feel to it, one of those choruses that have you singing along after the second listen, you can't but not love this track. Andy Bell tell's you to go out and get what you want, that just perhaps you can get it, but you won't find out by sitting back and lamenting about lost dreams. The vagueness of the lyrics lets you believe that it might just be you he's talking about or the future of the band. A clever song and one that probably won't go down as one of those all time classic Oasis tracks but it's not a filler on an album either.
When I first heard "A Bell will Ring" written by Gem Archer it quickly became one of my favourite tracks on the album and at one point I'd have even said it was perhaps the best track on the album, unfortunately after hearing other tracks it has to settle for a place in my top 4 best tracks. Liam Gallagher sounds mean, moody and in places as if he's smoked 100 B&H prior to growling in the mike on the studio version, live it's even more grungy sounding. It's an uncomplicated track, it's not over produced rock and it works big time. It makes me go back to the days when I spent most weekends seeing live bands and for that reseason alone it's one of my favourite tracks on DBTT.
Of course I was going to love the final track, "Let There Be Love". If Noel Gallagher knows how to do one thing, it's how to write one of those slushy melodic ballads that you can't help but sing along to. What makes "Let There Be Love" practicularly perfect is the fact you have both the Gallagher's singing on the track. Yes it's saccharine coated slush with an Oasis twist, but you know something we all need a bit of slush every now and again, Noel Gallagher dishes it out in a track that all us sentimental slushy people can feast on. You can imagine whole stadiums singing in one voice to this track. It's up there with the likes of Champagne Supernova, Stop Crying You Heart Out and Little By Little. Lyrically it's no master piece but who needs clever lyrics when the hairs on the back of your neck are standing up? It's mellow and melodic, it washes over you, soothing you as it goes and it's fantastic! If you listen to only one track on this album then make it this one, preferably with that certain special someone in your life close by.
DBTT shows that Oasis still have what it takes to produce an album of the same calibre of Definitely Maybe and What's the Story Morning Glory and it's perhaps the first album in nearly a decade that shows Oasis still have a future and not just a past. It's an album where the band have finally worked together as a band and it shows - big time. One reviewer called it Oasis mark 2 and you know something he's right, it works, it sounds fantastic and long may it last.
Theres no Definitely Maybes here, The Boys from Manchester are Definitely Back!
Their Sixth Studio Album has the Gallagher Boys returning to the top of the league of Rock N Roll, Pop N Soul working alongside once again -"The Shroud" Jay Darlington on Keyboards and The Son of the Legendary Beatle, Ringo Starr (aka Richard Starkey), Zak Starkey.. Simply an amazing move to bring him on board....
Then theres the usual Guitarists Andy Bell and Gem Archer who bring something different now they have firmly established themselves in Britains Favourite Band...
From Start to finish, its all good.. Andy Bells Turn up the Sun kicks it off with a Midnight Cowboy type intro feel, that soon explodes into explosive rock n roll..
The next, one of many to be written by the man himself, Noel Gallagher, Mucky FIngers is nothin like he has written before.. Will simply rank alongside Champagne Supernova and Digsys Dinner as one of the special tracks on their albums..
The 1st single to be released from the album is another Noel Penned special, Lyla.. An excellent Guitar rift and Melodic Rock n Roll Shining through.. Had to be Number One in the charts....
Psychadellic Melodies and spontaneous beats is all that describes Liams first of three tracks written with the help of North Eastern Lad Gem Archer - Love Like a Bomb..
The 2nd Single to be released comes in at No 5 on the Album, The Simply amazing AND No1 -The Importance of Being Idle... Drum Beats are all around with this one... Up and Down round and round....
The Meaning of Soul again, written by Liam has all the bases of originality of Rock N Roll of the 1950`s with added psychaldelic tendancies throughout and cool beats..
Guess God thinks I`m Abel is again written by Liam, starts off with a slow rithery sound then Liams voice comes thought and the drums start with a touch of tamborine.
Written by Noel, Part of the Queue is a song that shows you that Noel is definitely grown up and with lyrics that shine throughout...
Keep the Dream Alive is the 2nd song to be written from Andy Bell, and, another amazing put together song with rifts that stay with you for along time to come with lyrics that breath..
Gem writes his one and only contribution to the album without the aid from Liam, Track no.10 on the album -A Bell will Ring.. With a beat that equals all Beatles have done and the rest, this is a terrific melodic tune...
The 3rd Single to be released is the slow, much loved and simply perfect ending to an amazing album, Let there Be Love.. Written by Noel, it does what it says on the tin, brings home the ending to the album rather beautifully..... Lighters out for this one......
With the Dvd Edition that gives you the exclusive interviews with the band and producers, plus the added bonus of the Lyla video.... an amazing xtra product of info for any keen Oasis fan of pure genuine Rock n Roll....
Easily up there as one of the best alongside Definitely Maybe, Whats the Story? and Heathen Chemistry....
Rock n Roll will never die with these boys around..
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Turn Up the Sun
2 Mucky Fingers
4 Love Like a Bomb
5 The Importance of Being Idle
6 The Meaning of Soul
7 Guess God Thinks Im Abel
8 Part of the Queue
9 Keep the Dream Alive
10 A Bell Will Ring
11 Let There Be Love