Oasis
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?


5.0
classic

Review

by Andrew H. EMERITUS
January 14th, 2005 | 373 replies | 62,415 views


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist


Oasis' second album was a major sucess. There were some brilliant melodies on it and every song was a winner. Their first album, Definitely Maybe, brought them some sucess, and it's follow up, Morning Glory was even better. The quality of production on Morning Glory is ten times that of it's predecessor. There are some great tunes on here that are just rockin' and some excellent ballads.

Oasis combined the rough image of the Rolling Stones with Beatles melodies and lyrics similar to the Kinks. Then they have the loud guitar sound that draws from the Sex Pistols rebellion and the Stones arrogance. Anyone who has ever read an Oasis review will know that the band are extremely arrogant, which in my opinion takes away from the music. This album was done before the band had fully developed their egos.

This album was the second biggest album in the U.K. It was also the fastest selling album in the U.K. since Michael Jackson's "Bad". This album is truly Oasis at their best.

The Band:
Liam Gallagher- Vocals
Noel Gallagher- Lead Guitar, Vocals, Mellotron, Piano and E Bow
Paul Arthurs- Rhythm Guitar, Mellotron and Piano
Paul McGuigan- Bass
Allan White- Drums & Percussion

Hello- A real rocking tune. It starts out with the chords of Wonderwall, and then comes in with a heavier electric guitar riff. A great album opener, and just an all around fun song to listen to. 4/5

Roll With It- This song is also one of the more rocking songs. The track was one of the many hits off the album and does very well.The guitars are good, and the lyrics are also good, like most of the lyrics on the album. Liam also does well with vocals. 4/5

Wonderwall- The definitive Oasis song. Everyone has heard this song before, regardless of whether they think so or not. In fact, this song was so popular that it was still receiving radio airplay in 1997. The lyrics in the song are great, and I think that Liam handles vocals very well. The acoustic guitar is great and the strings are also good. Late in the song, there is a piano riff which is fitting and sounds excellent. Not a bad video clip either. 5/5

Don't Look Back In Anger- Another of the many hits from this album. Don't Look Back In Anger is just another of those songs that shows Oasis' excellent sense of melody. It starts with piano until the guitar comes in. Some of the best lyrics Oasis have ever done as well. Very uplifting. Definitely a 5/5.

Hey Now!- A great song by itself, but nowhere near the strongest track on the album. Another one that is more rocking than the previous two tracks. This song is another winner.

Track 6- Just a litte instrumental thing with a guitar solo. Pretty cool, about 30 seconds long.

Some Might Say- The lyrics to this song are also great, just a really fun song. There is some great soloing over the top by Noel Gallagher. I really like Liam's vocals in this song. Another rocking tune, and the first single from the album. 5/5

Cast No Shadow- At one time, this song was my favourite on the album. I don't beleive it was ever released as a single, but it is definitely one of the albums strongest points. This song by far has the best vocal harmonies on the album. They are mixed fairly low, but they are definitley worth looking out for. Some good lyrics in here, and a very nice sounding guitar. The drums are good too, despite not being the highlight of the song. 5/5

She's Electric- This song is a bit different to the others, and possibly the weakest track on the album. It's still a lot of fun, despite having some slightly strange lyrics. I think this song has a slight country influence. 3.5/5

Morning Glory- This song has great melodies and an extremely catchy and infectious chorus. Every song on the album is very, very catchy, but this one deserves special mention. Great fun as usual, with a top guitar solo. Liam's vocals are top class as usual. 5/5

Track 11- This track is just the same as track 6, except that it sounds like it's being played from a distance and theres a lot of rushing water sounds in the background.

Champagne Supernova- Wow is the only thing I can really say to do this song justice, until you hear it. A long track, clocking in at 7:27. The lyrics aren't the most poetic, but everything else makes up for it x2 and then some more. I don't really know what else that there is that I can say about this song other than this: Listen To It Now! The build ups are awesome, and the guitar work is very tasteful. Liam's vocals have never been better. 5/5

This album is an absolute essential if you like just plain old Rock N' Roll. If you like catchy stuff, then this album is a top buy. Seriously, there are not many people who I would not reccomend this album to. My words simply don't do it justice.

Final Rating: 5/5



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wheelz
February 28th 2004



60 Comments


champange supernova never gets old...

awesome cd.

moderaterock222
February 29th 2004



121 Comments


The cd that changed my life. Awesome review, i pretty much agree word by word. Great review for a great cd

sadisticmonkey
April 29th 2004



107 Comments


I am going to have to disagree with your view on 'She's Electric'

i honestly think its one of the strongest tracks on this great album.

you really can hear the beatles-esque influence shine through

IvortheEngineDriver
April 30th 2004



164 Comments


hehe, this was the first CD I ever bought, got it like 2 weeks after it came out...good times

jimmypumpkin
April 30th 2004



7 Comments


I love Oasis. This album is amazing, and always makes me smile whenever I play it. I also think Noel is a very underrated guitar player.

atLas
May 1st 2004



4 Comments


flat out great rock'n'roll album, the tunes are just amazing

Mephisdan
May 4th 2004



13 Comments


It really is just pure quality. I have to agree with sadisticmonkey about She's Electric though, i think thats a really cool tune

seb_dow
May 5th 2004



5 Comments


great review Morning glory is one of the best albums ever in my opinion but not better than definitely maybe Noel would shoot you for that comment

40 oz 2 freedom
May 5th 2004



96 Comments


One of the first albums that i really loved.

ZEROthirtythree
May 5th 2004



234 Comments


[QUOTE=wheelz]champange supernova never gets old...

awesome cd.[/QUOTE]

exactly

dans107
May 11th 2004



11 Comments


Nice review man, very well done.

I agree with the majority of things you said, apart from I would have given She's Electric a little higher rating.

Chapagne Supernova though - first time I heard that, it blew me away. Awesome track.

Well done!

Dan

jimmypumpkin
May 11th 2004



7 Comments


Champagne Supernova is just like. . .I can't explain how much I love that song.

Doc_Hendrix
May 12th 2004



1 Comments


spot on review aprt from shes electric, i would have had it at a higher rating, but thats youre opinion and i respect that

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SubtleDagger
May 12th 2004



737 Comments


Even putting aside the nonsensical title and silly lyrics, this album is one of those sorely overrated albums that I can't understand anyone giving a 5/5. It's not even close to 5 material.

This album is decent. Despite the fact that the entire thing is exceedingly derivative, there are decent songs here. But I'm sorry, Liam's voice is terribly obnoxious; I still believe that "These are crazy days/But they make me shhhheeeyIIIINE" is one of the most god-awfully bad vocal/lyrical deliveries ever. The truth is, you could've made me listen to any song off this album without telling me who they are or what their influences are, and I could've told you they were a Beatles rip-off. Hell, they stole a line from Lennon in "Don't Look Back In Anger" ("So I start a revolution form my bed")! Most everyone I know thinks that song is "Imagine" when they first hear it, and then are sorely disappointed to find out it's this band. Give me a break.

I might give it a 3/5, if I'm feeling generous.

FillInTheBlankHere___
May 12th 2004



64 Comments


This was the first CD I ever bought. I loved it then, but now I really just listen to it for nostalgia purposes. However, I'm in the process of covering the hell out of it because one of my friends is obsessed with Oasis. I'd have to say it's a 4/5, I find it a bit obnoxious at times.

dudetezz
May 12th 2004



8 Comments


Great album, Oasis's finest moment to date. Also, it might just be personal taste but the more mellow songs on the album seem better than the rock ones to me.

Jimihendrixviper
July 12th 2004



3 Comments


I absolutely love this album, if u dont have it go get it, and how could u give this a 3/5, thats a load of bs

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 12th 2004



2125 Comments


^ er, I gave it a 5/5 :confused:

Bartender
Emeritus
July 12th 2004



826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think he's talking to Subtle.

SubtleDagger
July 12th 2004



737 Comments


He is. And he's wrong.



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