Swear I'm not Paul: Album News: Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Album News: Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

The new Oasis album has a "mega" title (because everything about Oasis is "mega"), Dig Out Your Soul. It's just the kind of album title you'd expect from Manchester City's most famous supporters. I'm an Aston Villa fan, the best we have is Nigel Kennedy, Ozzy Osbourne, and Prince William. My God.

The band's seventh album will be released in good ol' Blighty on October 6th, so expect an Irish release, as usual three days beforehand. Single 'The Shock of The Lightning' will raise anticipation levels when it's released on September 29th. The song is written by Noel with Liam on vocals.

Noel commented on the track:"If 'The Shock Of The Lightning' sounds instant and compelling to you, it's because it was written dead fast. And recorded dead fast. 'The Shock of The Lightning' basically is the demo. And it has retained its energy. And there’s a lot to be said for that, I think. The first time you record something is always the best."

He also had this to say about the album itself:
"I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight. I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic; more driving. Songs that would draw you in, in a different way. Songs that you would maybe have to connect to – to feel."

Something different from the Gallaghers so? Probably not, I'd say it'll just sound like another Oasis album (not necessarily a bad thing). After hearing Chris Martin chime on about a "latin feel", it's hard to take anything artists say seriously. Have they heard their own music? And, it's always hard to take anything Noel Gallagher says seriously. MEGA!


Anonymous said...

Oasis bashing is SO OLD. Can't anyone write anything about them without bringing up how they "hate" each other, how they always say "mega", how they support Man City. Fact is they are better than most, if not all, bands making new music today. Still, its not COOL to like Oasis so lets bash them. Their last album was really good, their first three were MEGA and they've had two hit and miss (still delvering some good songs like Gas Panic!, F in the Bushes, Songbird etc). Its 2008, Oasis are still selling out arenas and stadiums, are still making good music, so somebody must like them. But, oh yea, its cool to mock them.

"Not Paul" said...

That wasn't an Oasis-bashing post. I'm actually looking forward to the new album. I was a huge fan of Don't Believe The Truth. The Mega comment was tongue-in-cheek, and the Man City remark was so I could give out about Aston Villa's celebrity supporters.

Look in the last paragraph:
"Something different from the Gallaghers so? Probably not, I'd say it'll just sound like another Oasis album (not necessarily a bad thing)"

Not mocking now is it?

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, you clearly had your tongue firmly in cheek when writing about the new Oasis album. Any "compliments" you did give them, were backhanded. You probably are looking forward to the album, but its not "cool" to like Oasis, so you have to wrap it up in this piss taking / "i don't like them but they're ok" kind of attitude.

If you were such a fan of Don't Believe the Truth, you'd realise it was very different to their first few albums yet you say "Something different from the Gallaghers... probably not"