(What's the Story) Morning Glory?

(What's the Story) Morning Glory?

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Britannia hadn't ruled the airwaves for quite some time when this brash, brawling band rolled out of Manchester, preaching its own greatness to all within earshot. Well, as Muhammad Ali once said, "If you can back it up, it ain't bragging." The Gallagher Brothers and their pals reinforced their claims over and over again on this ambitious multiplatinum set, which

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Britannia hadn't ruled the airwaves for quite some time when this brash, brawling band rolled out of Manchester, preaching its own greatness to all within earshot. Well, as Muhammad Ali once said, "If you can back it up, it ain't bragging." The Gallagher Brothers and their pals reinforced their claims over and over again on this ambitious multiplatinum set, which balances lush -- some might say grandiose -- production with some of the sharpest pop hooks of the past decade. Songs like "Wonderwall" and the majestic "Champagne Supernova" use subtlety and grace to grab the attention of the masses. What really sets Oasis apart from the pack, though, is the way Liam and Noel Gallagher force their personalities -- hard-living, working-class boys who still believe in the rock 'n' roll dream -- into every riff. It may have looked sketchy for a spell, but Oasis prove there will always be an England.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Definitely Maybe was an unintentional concept album about wanting to be a rock & roll star, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? is what happens after the dreams come true. Oasis turns in a relatively introspective second record, filled with big, gorgeous ballads instead of ripping rockers. Unlike Definitely Maybe, the production on Morning Glory is varied enough to handle the range in emotions; instead of drowning everything with amplifiers turned up to 12, there are strings, keyboards, and harmonicas. This expanded production helps give Noel Gallagher's sweeping melodies an emotional resonance that he occasionally can't convey lyrically. However, that is far from a fatal flaw; Gallagher's lyrics work best in fragments, where the images catch in your mind and grow, thanks to the music. Gallagher may be guilty of some borrowing, or even plagiarism, but he uses the familiar riffs as building blocks. This is where his genius lies: He's a thief and doesn't have many original thoughts, but as a pop
ock melodicist he's pretty much without peer. Likewise, as musicians, Oasis are hardly innovators, yet they have a majestic grandeur in their sound that makes ballads like "Wonderwall" or rockers like "Some Might Say" positively transcendent. Alan White does add authority to the rhythm section, but the most noticeable change is in Liam Gallagher. His voice sneered throughout Definitely Maybe, but on Morning Glory his singing has become more textured and skillful. He gives the lyric in the raging title track a hint of regret, is sympathetic on "Wonderwall," defiant on "Some Might Say," and humorous on "She's Electric," a bawdy rewrite of "Digsy's Diner." It might not have the immediate impact of Definitely Maybe, but Morning Glory is just as exciting and compulsively listenable.

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Release Date:
12/23/2008
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624980308
catalogNumber:
517125

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(What's the Story) Morning Glory? 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely brilliant best album of music since the beatles each song is a masterpiece and shows what geniuses the gallagher brothers are
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oasis were never the most subtle of bands, but this album is probably the best they've done. There are some good songs on the album as well as some terribly dull ones. The treble-less production also doesn't help either, weighing down glowing moments such as 'Cast No Shadow', 'Some Might Say' and 'Champagne Supernova'. A mixed bag.
Guest More than 1 year ago
its an incredible album with no weak points except for she's electric.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ONE OF THERE BEST ALBUMS EVER!!! AMAZING LYRICS AND AWSOME BEATS! VERY SENSITIVE SONGS TO COME OUT OF PISSED OFF MOUTHS! LOVVVVVVVVVVVVE IT!
Al_Highland More than 1 year ago
It's a sad and limiting affair to live in the shadow of another band, but when your so commercial that you can't even bite the heel of your idols....
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Defintely Maybe came out - it got the praise it deserved because it was a truly amazing album - however trying to put Morning Glory anywhere near it is getting far too over excited. This album has clearly benefited because of the genius of their debut work. It's not that good, the songs are boring. Rock n roll Star Vs Roll With it ? Columbia Vs Some Might Say ?? Gimme a break. Nowhere near each other. The last two songs are good I have to say - but that's if you can get past the over-produced rubbish that is the first 7 tracks. I love the boys but this is their worst album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A tired rehash of old brit-rock, the Gallagher brothers (well, Noel really), plundered the Beatles, Sex Pistols and Slade amongst others in creating this now "classic" 90's album. They hit the spot with "Don't Look Back In Anger" and "Some Might Say" but pretty much hit rock bottom with the rest. It sold by the bucketload but that doesn't necessarily mean it's any good. N'Sync sold millions, didn't they?Some critics said Oasis were never innovative but this is to do Noel Gallagher a great injustice. On this album, he invented "Plod Rock"...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This album rocks! Oasis is my all time favorite band and no, I'm not a little teenybopper 12 year old. Noel is one of the best song wirters ever and by the way he's not a thief, i'd like to hear you write a song! Champagne Supernova is a very beautiful song and will be around for a long time. p.s. Digsy's Diner is NOT on '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' it's on 'Definitely Maybe.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first listened to this CD when it came out my freshman year of college. I really enjoyed it. I still enjoy it today. The songs flow together very nicely. Liam's voice is pretty cool and distinct. My favourites include Wonderwall, Don't look back in anger, Cast no shadow, Roll with it, Some might say, and Morning Glory. It's a CD that I can play without skipping any songs. The songs are upbeat and well-crafted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album kicks butt!!!They are one of the Greatest Bands to EVER come out of England.