From then till now.
So, I thought I would rank some of my favourite films, music, and book etc… Today I am starting with two of my favourite musicians, brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher. I have been a fan of Oasis since 1994 when I first heard Supersonic and I have listened to them ever since. Today I will be ranking every studio album released by the brothers. The list simply states which albums I listen to the most and my favourite song from each album. if you would like to tell me your rankings then please let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading my list.
- Different Gear, Still Speeding, Beady Eye 2011.
The album was released on the 28th February 2011. The album was recorded in London at RAK studios in Autumn 2010 and produced by Steve Lillywhite. This album came last because I have hardly listened to it since its release. It does have a couple of decent songs and my favourite song from the album is Four Letter Word.
- Heathen Chemistry, Oasis 2002.
The album was released on the 1st of July 2002. The recording of Heathen Chemistry was much more balanced for the band with all of the members, apart from White, writing songs. Johnny Marr provided additional guitar as well as backup vocals on a couple of songs. My favourite song from this album is The Hindu Times.
- Don’t Believe the Truth, Oasis 2005.
The album was released on the 30th of May 2005. It was produced by Dave Sardy. He asked the band to travel to Los Angeles and record most of the album there, as he felt more comfortable working in a studio closer to home. With the band eventually agreeing to this, recording sessions began at Capitol Studios in November 2004. My favourite album from this album is Let there be Love.
- (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, Oasis 1995.
The album was released on the 2nd of October 1995 by Creation records. It was produced by Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory was the group’s first album with drummer Alan White, who replaced Tony McCarroll. This list will start to get a bit difficult now and this will be a surprise to most but I may have only listened to this album about 5 times since the 90s. It has some great singles and catapulted the band to stardom but it’s very rare I listen to it now but should give it another go. My favourite song from the album is Champagne Supernova.
- Chasing Yesterday, Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds 2015.
The album was released on the 25th of February 2015 by Gallagher’s record label Sour Mash Records. The album was self-produced by the High-Flying Birds frontman. Noel stated that he enjoyed the freedom of producing the album but not the responsibility. I do like this album quite a bit so I’m really struggling with this list now but at the moment it’s in the right position. My favourite song from the album is The Right Stuff.
- Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Noel Gallagher 2011.
The album was released on the 17th of October 2011 and is the first studio album released by Noel Gallagher since his departure from Oasis in August 2009. It was recorded between 2010 and 2011 in London and Los Angeles. It was produced by Noel Gallagher and former Oasis producer Dave Sardy. Still debating to put this higher and my favourite song from the album is Everybody’s on the Run.
- BE, Beady Eye 2013.
The album was released on the 10th June 2013. It was recorded between November 2012 and March 2013. The album was produced by Dave Sitek who has previously produced records for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio and Jane’s Addiction. I really thought this was a great album and a step in the right direction for the group. little did I know it would be their last. I actually got to see Beady Eye at a little gig in the Pretty Green shop in Manchester on the day of release. I’ve got quite a few songs I love on here but my favourite song if I have to choose is Shine a Light.
- Be Here Now, Oasis 1997.
The album was released on the 21st of August 1997 This third album was highly anticipated by both fans and music critics. Be Here Now sold over 424,000 copies, becoming the fastest-selling album in British chart history. While initial reviews were overwhelmingly positive people started to complain that they became overindulgent in their music. I still love listening to this album. My favourite song from the album is, Do you know what I mean.
- Dig out your Soul, Oasis 2008.
The album was released on the 6th of October 2008. For the recording of Dig Out Your Soul, Oasis reunited with Don’t Believe the Truth producer Dave Sardy at Abbey Road Studios. This was the first album I had really enjoyed since Standing on The Shoulder of Giants. The album has gotten better for me over the years and I listen to it quite a lot, my best song on the album is The Shock of the Lightning.
- Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, Oasis 2000.
The album was released on the 28th of February 2000. The album is a modern psychedelic record complete with drum loops, samples, electric sitar, mellotron, synthesizers and backward guitars, resulting in an album more experimental with electronica and heavy psychedelic rock influences. Songs such as Go Let It Out, the Indian-influenced Who Feels Love? and the progressive Gas Panic! was a departure from the band’s earlier style. This is the one album that just keeps getting better and I will even say Little James is sounding pretty good nowadays. The album just makes me feel great; therefore if an album does that to you it deserves to be in my top 5. Difficult to pick a favourite song but it will have to be Go Let It Out.
- Who Built the Moon, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2017.
The album was released on the 24th of November 2017. Who Built the Moon? Was a work in progress since Chasing Yesterday was being recorded, Noel has stated in interviews. This album was being recorded not only during those sessions but also during the Chasing Yesterday World Tour. The album was announced on 25 September 2017 through Gallagher’s social media accounts. This album has taken its fair share of criticism but I think it’s right for where Noel is now. I’m 41 myself and I guess my musical tastes have changed over the years also. If anything I don’t think this album was psychedelic enough, my favourite song from the album is It’s a Beautiful World.
- As You Were, Liam Gallagher 2017.
The album was released on the 6th of October 2017. The album debuted at number one in the UK, outselling the rest of the top 10 of the UK Albums Charts combined and achieving gold certification in its first week. It also achieved the highest single-week vinyl sales in 20 years, with 16,000. Well, what can I say about this album? This album takes me back to the madness of the 90s, its just simple Rock N Roll mixed in with some Sex Pistols which is right up my street. The album isn’t perfect but it’s just really fun and I love it. My favourite song from the album changes daily for this and at the moment it is Paper Crown.
1.Definitely Maybe, Oasis 1994.
The album was released on the 29th of August 1994 It was the fastest selling debut album of all time in the UK when it was released and went on to be certified 7× Platinum. Definitely Maybe marked the beginning of Oasis’ success in America, selling over one million copies there, despite only peaking at 58 on the Billboard 200. The album went on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide and brought widespread critical acclaim. This is the one for me, the one album where it all began. This album still sounds as good as it did in 1994 It’s just a superb debut album and there aren’t many others that can beat it. Its such a special sound and I think that’s why my second and third album is their solo work because it reminds me of the hunger the brothers had back then for music. Yes, they are no longer working together but apart they can still produce the goods. How can you pick a favourite song from this album? But I will go for Rock N Roll Star.
Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out my first ranking list and I hope to do more. Do you disagree with my choices? if so then let me know but for now I am going to listen a few more songs from these albums.