(What's the Story) Morning Glory? is the second studio album by English rock band Oasis. Released on 2 October 1995 by Creation Records, it was produced by Owen Morris and the group's guitarist and main songwriter Noel Gallagher. The structure and arrangement style of the album were a significant departure from the group's previous album Definitely Maybe (1994). Gallagher's compositions were more focused in balladry and placed more emphasis on "huge" choruses, with the string arrangements and more varied instrumentation contrasting with the rawness of the group's debut album. Morning Glory was the group's first album with drummer Alan White, who replaced Tony McCarroll (though McCarroll still appeared on the album, drumming on the track "Some Might Say"). The record propelled Oasis from being a crossover indie act to a worldwide rock phenomenon, and is seen by critics as a significant record in the timeline of British indie music. Morning Glory sold a record-breaking 345,000 copies in its first week in the UK, spent 10 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart. It was also the band's breakthrough in America, reaching number four on the US Billboard 200 and being certified 4× platinum there. The album yielded four major hit singles in the band's native Britain: "Some Might Say" and "Don't Look Back in Anger" reached number one, and "Roll with It" and "Wonderwall" peaked at number two; the latter spent a then lengthy 30 consecutive weeks on the chart during its initial run and emerged as the band's biggest selling UK hit. "Champagne Supernova" and "Wonderwall" reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. At the 1996 Brit Awards, the album won Best British Album. Over several months in 1995 and 1996, the band supported the album with an extensive world tour, which saw them play to among the largest audiences ever at the time. Although a commercial success, the record initially received lukewarm reviews from mainstream critics; many reviewers deemed it inferior to Definitely Maybe, with the songwriting and production particular points of criticism. However, allegedly because of perceived greater marketability potential over their Britpop rival Blur's simultaneous release, The Great Escape, the critical tone set for the album quickly changed in the eyes of the media. Critical opinion towards the album completely reversed in the ensuing months and years, with critics recognising its strengths and its "populist appeal". Despite the acclaim surrounding it being lesser today due to its intensive media hype at the time, Morning Glory is still considered a seminal record of both the Britpop era and the 1990s in general. The album has also appeared on several lists of the greatest albums in rock music, and at the 2010 Brit Awards, it was named the greatest British album since 1980. It has sold over 22 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. As of October 2018, it is the UK's fifth best-selling album and third best-selling studio album of all time, having been certified 16× platinum and selling 4.94 million copies. It was also the UK's best-selling album of the 1990s, and is currently the second-longest charting studio album in the UK, having spent over 500 weeks on the UK Album Chart.Wikipedia
I've been doing these reviews for the past few months and it's been a decent experience. I've gotten to listen to albums that I haven't heard or learn about artists that I don't know much about. But the review process takes a lot. I always think about how I need more time. But, I've got my mind made up now. Funny in these reviews that nobody ever mentions the weather, but you gotta roll with it and when writing these, you gotta say what you say, don't let anybody get in your way. Like I said, writing reviews is arduous and often need more time. I think by now, I should've somehow realized they take a significant chunk of my day. Sure, the word is on the street that the fire in my heart is out. Enough said, I mean it's hard trying to start a revolution from my bed, but I really shouldn't put my life in the hands of a rock and roll band, and I feel no shame. Because there are people standing at the station in need of an education. Though it's hard, I can't help but feel that these reviews are taking my soul and stealing my pride. I just need a little time to wake up, need a little time to rest my mind. You know, the people who write these reviews, you and I, we live and die, I don't exactly know why. Regardless, not many special people change, especially in the rain... but I do remember where I was when I was getting high. ... I was in college and I was listening to this album.
The upsetting thing about listening to this in 2022, is that I'm currently scooping human shit out of a plughole whilst it plays. Whilst normally I enjoy the chore, (why else would I shit there?), today it just fills me with an overwhelming sense of melancholy. It's the most mournful shit scooping I've done this year. I do look back in anger. I look back at all the shits I've done before. I mentally rank them in order of shade and size and I sigh. I long for 1995 when I spent my time shaving hairy children's back for cigarette money. Oasis were constantly playing and the world was largely more pleasant. WHERE HAVE YOU PUT MY COMB, DEIRDRE, YOU DUMB BITCH?
I somehow went this many years in my life without really listening to Oasis. Or as I like to call them, Poor-Man's Sloan. (or as I like to call Sloan, Canadian Oasis, only better). Anyway, this is fine. Not as good as Sloan or anything, but it's alright. I don't know if it's because it's been a meme now for like 20 years, but Wonderwall is a shitty song. She's Electric is a really good song. Morning Glory may as well be a cover of REM's One I Love
2/17 Phenomenal album, I’ve been looking for this sound for awhile, and they brought it with a crazy production level. Standout Tracks: Hello, Roll With It, Don’t Look Back In Anger, Hey Now!, She’s Electric, Champagne Supernova
I went to a wedding where the French bridal party re-wrote Wonderwall to be the story of how the bride and groom met. Seven drunk French girls used google translate to write these new English lyrics then sang it to the entire wedding. It was not a good translation. Oh and I love this album.
Le générateur est dans une très grande forme en ce moment. Des efforts à ne pas relâcher au deuxième trimestre.
6 year old me, just getting into football after initially hating it, played and lost his first ever penalty shootout one evening at Beavers (almost entirely down to Daniel's pathetically statuesque performance in net - cheers Daniel). As the credits rolled on this tragic, so-near-yet-so-far defeat, the melody to Don't Look Back In Anger inexplicably started playing in my head. I didn't know the words, what it was called, or who it was by, but I tried humming it to my mum, who reckoned it might be an old song about flamingoes. Incredibly, when I unwrapped a CD-shaped present on Christmas Day that year, it wasn't the flamingo song but WTSMG. I was finally able to put a name to my glorious failure anthem. But wait! There's that Roll With It song that the kids at school are always trying to sing! I recognise this 'Wonderwall' tune too! And that's the story of my first ever album. It began a love affair with music and losing penalty shootouts that remains to this day.
Aggressive, noisy, raw. To start with. Slides into mediocre lager rock which is alternately boring and annoying.
Creo que este disco es como el suadero, corriente pero delicioso. Cínico pero honesto, Noel dice lo que quiere decir como lo quiere decir y pese a todas las fricciones, los demás están de acuerdo con ello. Ya no sueñan con ser una Rock'n'Roll Star, no quieren Live Forever ni se sienten Supersonic como en el primer disco, sino que Hello, están de regreso, van a Roll with it mientras dure y vivirán en una Champagne Supernova mientras el mundo despierta con plena Morning Glory. Hablan como gente común, tocan tan bien como pueden y ahí radica su éxito, le dan voz a lo que siente la gente normal. No es el disco más cuidado pero no necesita serlo y por eso a muchos nos fue más fácil identificarnos con lo que dicen. Songs: Champagne Supernova, Don't Look Back in Anger, Hello, What's the Story (Morning Glory
This is the album that made Oasis a household name. And for good reason. It's an undeniable powerhouse of a record. There's not a bad track on here. Anyway, here's "Wonderwall."
The brothers' Gallagher just got everything right on this one. The full spirit of the 90s....including the nod to Gary Glitter in 'Hello'. Whatever happened to him? It was an exciting time and this album chewed up all that youthful spirt and hope and spat it out I our faces with a curled lip and million dollar snarl. This Britpop-tinged monster reminds us of a world that no longer exists. There will be loads of people reviewing this saying they only know Wonderwall and honestly, it's the worst track on it.
memory music. absolutely dripping in nostalgia and reminiscence. particularly with the ever degrading state of the world we live in its quite nice to look back on happier times. its mad how it outsold definitely maybe by 100% in the uk, its nowhere near as good as that album. it'd be nice to see oasis play again, but we aren't gonna get it thanks to noels rancid ego. he's a smarmy cunt and his solo stuff is beyond shite.
This is one of my most cherished memories from my childhood and youth, so I won’t act like I’m not gonna give it a straight up 5, but let’s see what I have to say about it 27 years later. Let’s start whit the cons: Yes, some of the the lyrics are a bit lazy or maybe Noel was just so confident about his work that did not care to polish them. Yes, the mixing is bloated and at times ridiculously loud (but yeah it kinda works!) …And I think that’s it! I don’t think I have anything bad to say about it. The album it is just so innocent, confident and honest in its (missed yes, but what an awesome try) aim to be the greatest rock n roll record of all time that it does deserve a place among the greatest. Remember those days? We could be waiting for the videos to air on MTV for ours and just be hypnotized by the huge rockstars they were, especially Liam, we could listen to Champagne Supernova all day long… Yes Wonderwall got bigger life (and a meme as all of the bigger than life things do), but it does not make it a bad song. Damn those were the days. We could go on revising the artistry of it all, but that’s the good thing about art, the important feel is the one you got from experiencing it the first time (even if as you get more experience your tastes refine). I got to see Oasis twice, Liam once (at Glasto) and Noel like 8 times and It is always a great experience, I sure wish I was in Knebworth back in 96 (I was 9 att) or could go to Knebworth in June but it’s just not in the cards… this is another big point to make in favor of it, it is music to be played and enjoyed live. Have you ever sang Don’t Look Back In Anger along with a crowd? Have you ever done it along with Noel Gallagher? Have you ever done it along with Liam? If the answer is yes, then I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I read like 20 years ago a review that said they hoped that with the passing of time, Cast No Shadow would emerge as the crown gem from this album as it was the greatest song Oasis would have made. I don’t think that happened but I have always agreed that it is brilliant and a statement of the true genius of Noel Gallagher. Now, I know I said above something about the lyrics being lazy (the fishes and blisters an ovens and all that), but actually this album does have some lines to live by: “some might say, we will find a brighter day”. On my tombstone it will read “someday you will find me caught beneath the landslide, in a champagne supernova in the sky” even if it means nothing really lol. I have two copies of this album on vinyl, the dreadful 2014 re-issue (which will make you suffer so don’t buy it) and the much more superior 2009 re-issue. I hope a can get my hands on the original Creation version someday. For closing, doing this list I’ve encountered many records with extended versions and sometimes listen to the b-sides as part of the album, I think if people do that with this one are going to find weird how those songs Acquiesce or Masterplan are better than most of the album and no one talks about them. Noel should’ve kept those for Be Here Now… but that’s a story for another time.
Oh Yah! (What's The Story) Morning Glory is a fabulous album front to back. So glad to listen today!
Esto les pasa por bardear a Michael Hutchense.
I do not like Oasis. They are a waste of precious resources. I did not listen to this album (that I’ve heard before anyway) and instead listened to the same album my listening pal got today (Bollywood movie soundtrack) Shalimar! I’d give the sound track a solid 3 stars. Indian music is not super familiar to me but I liked that you could hear a definite 70s vibe in the music. That disco-funk thing was universal apparently. As for this Oasis album, the Gallaghers can eat a dick. I’d give it zero stars if that were an option.
ok this is a classic, not anything I need to say about it. 5/5.
Awesome - classic after classic, it plays like a greatest hits.
Straight 🔥. Only one song is just ok. Everything else slaps!!!
Oasis didn’t have to go this hard. But they did. For us. I know Wonderwall in particular gets meme’d on but a good joke always has a bit of the truth, right? I would definitely listen to this full album again.
I like this album a lot. I had heard it before obvi, but it is just a bunch of solid songs one after the other and I don't think I ever have the desire to skip any.
A straight up, meditative fucking vibe
Klassikkokamaa, kenties jopa paras levy ikinä. Yksi niitä harvoja albumeja joissa kaikki biisit toimii. Kestänyt mainiosti aikaa vaikka julkaisusta yli 25v
Great album, always loved it
Yah it slaps, starting off strong.
Hace años, durante la carrera, alguien me comentó "no puede ser que no conozcas a Oasis" y me pasó un CD con (quizá) toda su discografía hasta ese momento. El rock en inglés era un género con el que no estaba familiarizado en lo absoluto, pero me quedé con canciones como Champagne Supernova, Wonderwall y Morning Glory. Por muchos años pensé que los MP3 que me pasaron habían sido grabados con "baja calidad", especialmente con Morning Glory, hasta que tuve un internet decente y pude descargar varias versiones de las canciones, y entonces me di cuenta de que el mastering se hizo así a propósito(!!!!) Sé que es parte fundamental de la estética del disco, al punto que arrancó todo un género musical, pero en lo personal creo que en algunas canciones se les pasó la mano. Dicho esto... el disco* es genial. De hecho, me parece el mejor disco de Oasis (el segundo sería Don't Believe the Truth) con canciones épicas, vocales inconfundibles y excelentes arreglos. Las letras podrían no ser muy profundas, pero tienen algo que las hace "relatable", además de que los coros son más conocidos que Everlong ( jejeje ). Calificaría el disco con 4.5 por lo el tema de la hipersaturación del sonido, pero a quién voy a engañar... * Este review sólo considera las 12 canciones del disco original, y no todas las extra que vienen en el álbum de Spotify, pero la versión b-sides de Champagne Supernova es una CHU-LA-DA. Sería interesante que remasterizaran todo el disco con este mismo estilo; quedaría algo tipo "Let it be... naked".
Well it's time to listen to Oasis and their 2nd album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? I'm very happy to give this a listen and enjoy one of the great albums of all time. The first song Hello is one of my favorites and I love how it starts very quiet and builds into a great song with a catchy hook. I've spent hours and hours living in the world of this album. I've thought of movies I could make with some of these songs as a soundtrack. It almost makes me re-think the order of Brit Rock greats. Pulp is still #1. But maybe this album pushes Oasis ahead of Blur for the morning in my head. I own this album in digital format and on vinyl. It's become such a part of our culture and life, that it seems like I should be tired of it by now. In the past I've grown weary with Oasis and their brotherly squabbling. And their output after this album was a bit spotty until their eventual break-up. They had some great singles come about from later albums, but I believe this is the high water mark for this band. This was lovely to visit on a random Thursday morning and relive all the good feelings it brings about. Where things felt very possible in the 90s and these big hooks and choruses floated through all the moments my friends and I shared.
I've listened to this album in the past.
I'm not sure I ever listened to this full album before. Super solid!
Such an amazing album. Really makes it connect how big they were in the 90s
I already know I love this album. My favourite Oasis album by far. It reminds me of the 90s and how I didn’t understand the visceral darkness of the rock and roll lyrics when I first heard them
i imagine this was a thrilling listen when it dropped. i surely enjoyed it.
How could you not love this?
Classic british tunes
Way better than expected. I think this album is a victim of its own success. It's such good music that songs like wonderwall, champagne supernova and don't look back in anger are essentially punchlines. The deeper cuts were more enjoyable than expected! I think this a really strong 4.5 and if I was being more critical about my 5s, I wouldn't give it one...but I'll let it squeak by this time.
On my birthday I get this album!! One of my all-time favorites! I have listened this album all my life, it's been like a companion. I am no believer, but maybe this is proof that destiny exists. Masterpiece, there's not much more to say.
One of the best albums ever released
Beginning of Hello, I thought the whole album was just going to sound like Wonderwall, but then it has the weird cut and then went into a different but still good sound. As Emily said, unexpectedly good album based on the "meme status" of Wonderwall.
5/5, would listen again.
Onhan tää kova. Ei yhtään huonoa kappaletta levyllä!
Deels vanuit sentiment (grijs gedraaid!), maar ook - nu ik de plaat weer een keer integraal luister - omdat het echt allemaal geweldige nummers zijn. Enorm van genoten!😊
Wat een klasse album! Geen slecht nummer.
Lähdetään siitä, että The Verve pesee Oasiksen, mutta onhan tämä timanttinen lätty.
Levylle, millä on Wonderwall, Don't Look Back in Anger ja Champagne Supernova, ei voi oikein muuta antaa kuin 5. Mutta hyvä levy muutenkin ja en taida olla aiemmin kokonaan levyä kuunnellut.
Wow, what an album. Almost all the songs are great, and after i finished i kept on repeating songs. 5 stars indeed fav. song: she's electric
OK, I'll be generous. The 5* is for Wonderwall alone really. Was always more of a Roses man, but the song writing is good here. It veers into sweaty, noisy lad territory, but I've been there, and they are Mancs, so there's yr fiver
Yes. It is a masterpiece.
its oasis morning glory ofc its a 5 stars
Klassiker, einfach gut.
Love the group
Great album, all hits
Si buscás la definición de britpop aparece este album. 5/5
BLUR SON UNOS TERRIBLES PUTOS Y SUS MUSICOS UNOS TERRIBLES CORNUDOS NO TE ACORDÁS CUANDO OASIS LES LLENABA EL CULO DE LECHE. Perdon, éste disco es uno de mis favoritos de toda la historia. No hay un tema que no cierre, un cambio radical que no tenga sentido, nada. Pensar que Wonderwall la habian escrito pensando "la tiene que cantar Ryan Adams" y dandosela a Liam le da un sentido totalmente distinto. Lo escucho por lo menos una vez por semana. No voy a hablar del aspecto tecnico porque es de esos discos que te tocan el alma no por "Lo bien" que suenan sino por lo que te dicen.
10/10 ludomatics. Punto.
I hated oasis when I was younger, but this album is fantastic upon relisten. Very happy this challenge got me to check it out!
Really good, not quite perfect.
debo situarme en el lado del mal esta vez
Brilliant! From track 1 to track 12 Even the B-sides are good. Easily Oasis' best album. Cocaine is a hell of a drug!
A lot more rockin and bluesy than I expected. All killer.
Big stuff. Until this album I'd never found music that really grabbed me, but this sold me on guitar and rock n' roll
Album full of bangers. Not as good as the debut but only just
The last great album by Oasis. Again, one for the snobs to pretend they don't like it but you can't fault the melodies. Just a great, great record. Best Tracks: Don't Look Back In Anger, Some Might Say, Champagne Supernova
Anyway, here's Wonderwall. Joking aside, there are so many hits on this album. Don't look back in anger, hello, morning glory, champagne supernova! Very strong album and great encapsulation of the brit pop era
En mí opinión el mejor disco de Oasis y uno de los mejores de género al que pertenece esta obra. Ninguna canción relleno, melodías icónicas e inolvidables, gran disco.
What a great album, combines the positive aspects of britpop with some heavier guitars and stadium anthem like choruses
Fantastic rock album. Cohesive, unique, has a clear identity, lyrics are good too. One of the last albums you could somewhat call a rock opera.
This is coming home from college and raiding my sister’s new CDs. Good vibes. Good music, too.
Amazing album top to bottom
And old favourite
Seminal album for Oasis, almost a greatest-hits collection in itself. Great album, easy 5. I've said it on the last Oasis album and I'll say it again. I don't know how the 2 most miserable people on the planet can write such lovely songs.
You know how sometimes you listen to music you loved when you were younger and it just doesn’t sound as good? This is not one of those albums. If anything, I can better appreciate just has lush and layered this album is. It’s goddamned anthemic. Noel Gallagher’s songwriting is absolutely at its peak here. Oasis have never been the flashiest or boundary pushing band, but one thing they are is absolutely unique. No one sounds quite like them. There is not a single bad song on this album.
Oasis merda ma questi sono tutti singoli dal primo all'ultimo
Literally every single one of my favorite oasis songs are on this album. What a classic banger of an album. Even if wonderwall is overplayed it’s still good and I love champagne supernova, it’s been my alarm in the morning for years. Fav songs: literally no skips
was going to be all objective with this, but to be honest it's still a stone cold 5
One of my favorite albums of all time. I've seen Oasis live twice, thank goodness before they broke up. I know it's suggested that they're derivative of the Beatles, but I think they are much, much more influential and talented than that. They have a sound their own, a masterful attitude of rock and roll, and the ability to craft songs that play in clubs and arenas. Their work is suggestive of the Beatles, but in a commemorative way. This album never lets up, either. It is one of the perfect albums of the 90s and all time; each song is fantastic. All killer and no filler.
It took me (and the music press) a while to truly appreciate what an album this was. I've never owned it, but i've sung along to every song, danced (drunkedly) to many. For my generation, it's so important - even critical.
Man, this is an album with mostly hits, but the songs are actually great, and not just some shallow commercial music, although, I think, trough the grandness of their songs, they became commercial. Maybe, the best album by a band that transcended the underground, breaking like a fucking wrecking ball in the mainstream ears, the absolute kings of the britpop era.
In Canada, the release of this album was almost like Beatlemania 2. I don't think many folks had been paying attention to the Britpop evolution that had already started (including Oasis' release of Definitely Maybe the year before) but they definitely wanted to anoint Oasis as the new Beatles. That's a bit much but this is a damn good album. Far less brooding than the rest of rock at the time, the upbeat tempos and sound are great. What I like about early Oasis is that you can hear a full band - lots of guitar and bass layers, along with drums and the occasional piano. That was hugely influential for how rock (re)evolved. Some Might Say has a great throw back rock sound (to the 70's) while Morning Glory is an excellent piece of rock reimagined for the 90's (grating guitar work is awesome). Noel Gallagher may be an asshole but he is a good songwriter. Don't Look Back in Anger (I think it's their best song) has some deep intelligent lyrics whereas the lyrics in She's Electric are cheeky yet still smart. The different styles show just how talented he is. Wonderwall may be overplayed but it is a great track. I'll always dislike Champagne Supernova but hey I don't like Strawberry Fields either - I guess I'm not much for psychedelia. Still, I can acknowledge its great musicianship even if it is not my kind of sound.
Such a shame that they went to shit after this. Amazing album
I went into this thinking I was going to hate it. I've continued to listen to Definitely Maybe sporadically over the years but it's a long time since I've bothered with What's The Story. And maybe it is just nostalgia but I still really, really enjoyed it. So that's good.
Where to begin? I could write for days about this album but my little hand would fail me. Catapulted the best band from the 90’s into immortality. Not many bands can follow up such a phenomenal first album with an album bigger and in some ways better. But oasis aren’t like many bands they are fucking brilliant. This was bonehead in his prime! Also without oasis we would never have got to hear the beauty that was beady eye. Never forget that! Ive just champagne supernova’d all over my self.
I spent many nights laying on my best friend's floor gossiping about our transition to high school and summer camp changes while listening to this album. Once your adolescent heart has seen a boy with hockey hair play Wonderwall on an acoustic guitar by a campfire, what's left? I started listing favourites and realized it's 9/12, so it's easier to say swamp songs and cast no shadow resonate the least with me.
It's just full of hits and bangers, and a landmark album for Britpop and the 90s. Wore out this CD in my parents' 2002 Toyota Sienna. Special shoutout to She's Electric which is so damn good.
Awesome album. Lots of hits on here but generally I really like the sound they pivoted to in this album versus definitely maybe.
Fantastic! Hear it all aloud!
Loved this album in the 90's, still love it now. Nearly every track a classic. Supernova was my go to Jukebox pick, quality tune and long
A+ 10/10 absolute banger. The only negative are the two interlude type songs, but as a whole it really works together. Excluding those two interludes, any of these songs would be a top 10 hit.