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At their career zenith, Oasis were lauded as the best band in the world. They were actually never the greatest rock & roll band at any time, but for a few years they were the biggest. While they offered the '90s two of its most defining albums, and a resurgence of '60s-influenced Manchester rock, Oasis tumbled off the top of the mountain in the last half of the decade. Heathen Chemistry is their first step back up the ascent, albeit a small step. The album opens with "The Hindu Times," which will certainly be listed among Oasis's best anthems, and it closes with "Better Man," a distorted-guitar-driven thrill that revs up to 60 mph in second gear. But between the strongest songs on the disc, Noel "Walrus" and Liam "Eggman" Gallagher exploit the Beatles references almost to the breaking point. It's no secret that the Gallaghers worship the Beatles (who doesn't?), but here they've gone beyond obvious influences and stepped right into infringement territory. On "Born on a Different Cloud," Noel's guitar weeps a little too gently, and Liam's signature rasp now sounds like a deliberate imitation of Lennon with a cold. Further, Liam shares the mic with Noel, who sings lead on several tracks, the best being "Force of Nature." Unlike on Beatles albums, however, the switch back and forth is jarring (Liam might be the biggest troublemaker, but he is also the better singer). Nonetheless, if a band is going to unapologetically rip off what was unquestionably the best band in the world, no one does it better than Oasis. --Beth Massa
|1. The Hindu Times|
|2. Force Of Nature|
|3. Hung In A Bad Place|
|4. Stop Crying Your Heart Out|
|6. Little By Little|
|7. A Quick Peep|
|8. (Probably) All In The Mind|
|9. She Is Love|
|10. Born On A Different Cloud|
|11. Better Man|
Hindu times is one of my all time favorite songs because I came out of a nine day coma in the hospital and heard the most optimistic Oasis song ever & I immediately wanted to live! Read morePublished 3 months ago by KUPduck21
One of the Best Bands from the 90's. Actually they are the Best Band since the Stones. cheers StickPublished 8 months ago by Ty Twist
Many would say that Oasis (and Noel Gallagher) lost the plot around the time of Be Here Now or Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anaximander
Great Album for Oasis fans. It could be just my case, but when I play last track on any music player it lasts more than 30 minutes, although the music stops around 5:00, I mean,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Isaias
Oasis never lets down.
This cd is my second favorite, first is Don't believe the truth.
Little by Little is my favorite track.
Real solid overall.
I know this album got poor reviews, but I love it. It may not have as many epic tunes as Oasis' first two albums, but it's great nonetheless. Read morePublished 19 months ago by MusicMusicMusic
Very very good, not a bad song on this record, a natural progression for the band, better sound, would put it right there with pretty much everything else they have releasedPublished 19 months ago by Claudia Herrera De Spigler
I LOVE IT
OASIS IS NOT A FASHION IT'S A LIFESTYLE.
ANY RECORD OF THIS BAND IS BAD. REALLY WORTH THE MONEY YOU SPEND ON THIS ONE.
This band never ceases to amaze me with their brilliance, sparked by Noel's powerful heart-touching songwriting, to Liam's soul-touching and powerful voice. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Austin