Tuesday, 28 January 2014

My Week With - Oasis (Week 3)

Each week, I will choose a band or artist to revisit and review; classic bands of the past, pop icons, home grown talent and bands that I am not familiar with. They will however have one thing in common - great music. Partly, I want to broaden my horizons and listen to something new. Partly, I want to remind myself of how good these tracks were and still are and rekindle my love for music of all shapes and forms. So far, I have spent a week with Blondie, and a week with The Stereophonics and it has been fantastic.

So this week, I choose Oasis, that well known, well loved, and very controversial not to mention confrontational rock and roll band from Manchester. Fronted by Liam Gallagher, with older brother Noel Gallagher taking the lead on certain tracks, and also lead guitar. The siblings feuds became headline news over the news, ultimately leading to the final parting of this band, arguably one of the greatest of all time. 

They released their debut album in 1994, Definetely Maybe, which blasted onto the music scene with their beatle-esque rock and roll sound. Over the following years, they achieved 8 number one singles, had 8 number one albums. Not to mention an array of awards including NME, Q music, MTV and Brit Awards. They finally parted in 2009, when Noel, after a great deal or arguing and ill feeling between he and Liam, finally had enough and split for good. 

Between 1994 and 2009, Oasis released 7 studio albums, 2 compilation albums, one live album and thirty singles. It is going to be tough to pick just 7 of these to review this week! So many great tracks. However, commencing tomorrow, I shall choose my first pick of the week and I shall turn it up loud, rest assured! 

At the end of my week, assuming I haven't started argy-bargy with anyone (well if its good enough for the Gallaghers!) I shall put my chosen 7 in order of preference. I always love to listen to good music, but I have to confess to feeling more than a little bit excited to spend a week listening to Oasis. Each day I shall post my single choice, and at the end of week you find all of them here. Join in with me and let me know what you think. The only rule this week is to turn the volume up loud. It would be rude not to wouldn't it? Happy listening. :)

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