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Posted October 1, 2010
Don’t Believe the Truth is a very good album from start to finish. I have always reserved 5 stars out of 5 for Oasis’ first two albums, so I would give Don’t Believe the Truth 4 out of 5. Whereas on the last two CDs (Standing on the Shoulder of Giants & Heathen Chemistry) Oasis didn’t really deviate from their typical sounds, this new CD offers some tracks that go against previous offerings from the band. “The Importance of Being Idle,” “Mucky Fingers,” and “Part of the Queue” can be identified as great non-sounding Oasis tunes. Is it coincidence maybe that those three were written and sung by Noel Gallagher, who’s attempting to broaden his own musical repertoire? These three tracks contain better lyrics by Noel than some of those since 1997. Brother Liam however, sticks to what made Oasis great in the 1990’s with very good tunes like “Love Like A Bomb” and “Guess God Thinks I’m Abel.” “The Meaning of Soul” is an okay song, but I typically have been skipping it, the only one on the CD for that matter. “Love Like a Bomb” and guitarist Gem’s “A Bell Will Ring” have a definite mid-60’s Beatles feel to them, which is totally fine by me. Bassist Andy Bell offers the opener “Turn up the Sun” and “Keep the Dream Alive,” which are both excellent tracks which should be even better live and in person. The first single “Lyla,” is also worth mentioning as a good listen, but definitely not the best on the LP. I would have to say that my favorite tracks on Don’t Believe the Truth are “The Importance of Being Idle,” “Mucky Fingers,” “Part of the Queue,” “Love Like a Bomb” and “Keep the Dream Alive.” Diehard Oasis fans will ultimately love this album, while the average fan will find some attractive tunes on this disc if they take the time to listen. I for one like the direction that Oasis is going, and I’m already imagining what the next LP will sound like. All in all, Don’t Believe the Truth is a must for your music collection.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.