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Definitely Maybe

Oasis

1994

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Definitely Maybe

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3.55

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5

Basic musicianship. Nonsensical lyrics. Derivative. Guitars are mud. Absolute masterpiece

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summer of '94. I'm 17 years old. Word is out that there is a party in some blokes house down the road. I rob a bottle of vodka from my parents liqour cabinet. I go to the party and scoff the vodka in an hour and wash it down with a couple of cans of Linden Village. I go to the toilet but smash the whole toilet bowl (I'm still not sure how) and it floods the entire floor of the house. The cops are called and everyone flees. Some cop shines a flashlight in my face and I kick it out of his hand. He punches me to the ground and then he asks my name. I say "Mise Eire". He takes me down to my parents house and my parents put me to bed. I jump out my bedroom window (two stories up and I have a scar in the side of my arse too) and run up the village looking for a botle of vodka I've already drank wearing a baseball cap, a string vest and a pair of y-fronts. I thump the door of the house screaming "WHERES MY VODKA!!" at the top of my voice until my brother comes to my rescue. The day after I watched Oasis on Top of The Pops play "Live Forever" and I thought it was amazing. I'd seen them on The Word a week before play "Shakermaker" and I thought it was a bit shit. Got the album on a shopping trip with my mum a few days earlier and it became the soundtrack to that fortnight that I was grounded. Still holds up, definitely (maybe) their best

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5

It's like eating, and then shitting out a metal belt.

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5

Stop being a snob. This album fucking rocks. One of the best debuts of all time. BT: Rock n Roll Star, Live Forever, Cigarettes and Alcohol

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5

I don’t think I’ve listened to any album more than I’ve listened to this one. (It was on my CD alarm clock almost the entirety of high school) thought I’d feel cooler on it having not listened to it in years, and having had no desire to, but I loved every minute of it and struggled not to sing along tunelessly throughout. An absolute masterpiece that comes close to justifying the complete and utter bellendry of the Gallaghers. I’m enough of a toss pot to honestly believe this is the second best Oasis album behind The Masterplan.

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5

I haven't had an erection like that since Michael Owen scored against Argentina in 1998.

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4

Though not as coherent as ‘What’s the Story Morning Glory’ Oasis’ debut is energetic and full of memorable songs. This band came on the scene knowing exactly who they were. Their sound is developed and their delivery is spot on

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Some good songs here, but haven't necessarily stood the test of time. Surprised to read how well receipted it was when it came out. Highlights: Live Forever

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Just find this boring, don't like Liam's nasal voice, don't like the stones meets beatles schlep. Can't even give it a nostalgia score bump cos this album doesn't have the hits.

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What a stinking pile of shit. Vapid lyrics, no clear single, and boring musically. The way the vocalist holds out the end of every damned line... its just awful. I listened to the album 3.5 times, once reading the lyrics. The band is muddy sounding and uninspiring. I know that they have good songs like wonderwall and don't look back in anger, but they are missing from this album. About the only thing good on this album is that they sampled Get it On by t rex on "cigarettes and alcohol." ...I took 5 mins just now to look it up and they are claiming this as their riff - so plagiarism. great. drops it from a 3/10 to a 2/10 - No good songs on the album, but some songs don't actively offend me. Maybe they meant to put their other album on this list and this was a typo?

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5

Class-A assholes that are just the worst, but they sure could rock

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5

ok, this, this album right here is why I love Oasis. Morning glory, that album was fantastic, but it felt like top 100 songs over and over, THIS album though, is what i think of when I hear Oasis, this is rock, grungy, unapologetically harsh lyrics on some songs, and is fucking brilliant. I can't really find a bad song on this album, but some of my favorites are "Married with Children" "Slide Away" and "Up in the Air". fantastic album, it's one of my favorites that I can listen to at any time and feel good about it.

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5

One of my all time favourites. Defined a generation.

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5

Better than sliced bread. Unreal!! I mean c’mon what a masterpiece. Spackman the loon probably won’t agree though. 5* all day long and thrice on a Sunday!!

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5

Such a strong album from the 90s. Liam’s voice is so unique and great. The song writing from Noel is fantastic. The best worst duo ever.

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5

With this album it will forever be 21/22 year old me drunk on the dance floor of an indie club at 3am, a gin and tonic in one hand, a cigarette hanging from my lips, ready to take on the world. Forget the Britpop hype and all the other BS, this is a powerful band in its raw form. Listening back to it after such a long time I am struck by the fact it still gives me tingles up the spine. To me it really is a good album. Later one the may have disappeared in a pile of white powder and too much borrowed Beatles riffs but this a solid debut

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5

Totally biased review as I love 90’s Oasis. And this is my favourite Oasis album and live forever one of my favourite songs. This album is so raw and generation defining so many great songs (mostly influenced/ripped off from British bands bands before them but hey it’s a fine line between influences and copying) , the only dud in my opinion is Digsy’s Dinner. A solid 5 star album which might upset some pretentious music snobs.

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I think an apt comparison to this album is Pablo Honey. A young group still figuring out their sound and letting their influences shine a bit too much. There's a charm and the wall of sound guitar makes me feel as if I should be wearing my acid wash jeans. A good time for sure.

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44 songs?!

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Never really liked Oasis. The song writing is OK, but the stretching-out of the last syllables that are sung from the back of the nasal cavity just doesn't work for me. They are tight and Beatles-ish, but just not for me. 2/5

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Meh. Couldn’t get into it

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1994 young beatles do rolling stones covers sooo... fucking irritating

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oh HECK no THREE HOURS?!?!?!?!

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Completely mediocre. Nothing to write about it. Quite a waste of time.

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1/6 Repetitive 90’s wine rock A muddy mix. just trash overall

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Whether greedily chewing vowels like the filthy lucre they so desperately wanted, or trying to raise the dead with zombie rock poses, this may not be the worst thing ever, but it's veryyyyyyy faaaaaahhhhhh awaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy from the best.

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5

it's Oasis, it fuckin rocks. This and whats the story are just gold, plain gold.

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5

One of the greatest albums from one of the greatest bands.

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-Incredible album

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Masterpiece

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5

The soundtrack of my youth. Hard to compare any album to the ones you had in your car when you first passed your test. Still one of my all-time favourites.

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5

One of the best rock albums ever.

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5

Liam's voice was something else. This is an absolute classic now. We knew it was great at the time right enough. Britpop FTW! ;oP

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5

One of my all time favorite albums.

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5

Solid from start to finish. A classic rock album.

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Yisss

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"We'll find a way of chasing the sun". Por fin me salió un álbum que ya conociste completo, aunque tenía tiempo que no lo escuchaba. ¿Y qué decir sino que no hay canción que me desagrade de él? Entre su sonido, las guitarras, los bajos, la voz (que no es bonita) de Liam, algunas letras. Fue bonito revisitarlo y escucharlo en orden, de su muy buena canción de apertura con ese toque de disco rayado hasta la grandiosa "Slide Away" que precede ese tranquilo final. "Up in the Sky" y "Supersonic" también son favs. No le doy el diez namás porque aunque me gusta, no me emociona al nivel para soltárselo. 9.5/10

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5

I hadn't heard this oasis album before but I really like them a lot. Great album

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WoW les guitares sont splendides, originales ça sonne comme rien d’autres. Je connaissais oasis comme tout le monde avec les gros hits, mais cet album la c’écoute comme du beurre dans la poêle de A à Z Je l’évite la dernière toune Est moyenne Je lévite l’album au complet pour ses guitares de l’espace , avec une cigarette et de l’alcool bien sûr

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Oasis was a big one growing up

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Brit rock classic!!

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I'm an oasis fan and this is their best album. No brainer

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Already heard it 27 years ago. It's a classic but it's all downhill from there. Saw them in 95 twice and they were great. Last time was Loch Lomond 96. Never need to hear any of their other albums again. But for a while they really were great.

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Mi grupo de la pubertad, quizás su mejor disco pero no mi preferido. Es una obra maestra y redonda y de mis discos favoritos ever.

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5

Maybe 5? Definitely 5!

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5

Wonderful album with some amazing songs. Columbia, Slide Away and Supersonic are as good as it gets from that era of music. Did I mention Shakermaker is shite?

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5

Top debut

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5

well that was a lovely trip down memory lane. i can completely understand why they got so big so quickly. this album is huge and they backed it up with the live shows and the swagger. love em or hate em you have got to give this album its dues. it was fucking massive 30 years ago and it still stands up today. on the subject of rip offs (of which there are many), to take something and make it so different is still impressive and as much as Noel is a closet tory cunt it desreves respect that all of these tracks are so undeniably oasis.

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5

Just sensational, regularly listen to this. Slide Away is a fantastic song.

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5

favorite songs: Live Forever, Up in the Sky, Bring It on Down, Slide Away. very good album, I should really listen to more Oasis

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How can they make such nice songs, but be such miserable people.

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Uno de los mejores discos de los años 90 y de la historia del Britpop. rock 'n' roll star, Live Forever, Supersonic, Slide Away y más himnos totales de la mejor banda de la historia: Oasis

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5

Incredible album from front to back. There's something great about the raw sound to this record. Definitely has been in my rotation since it came out and I still listen to it to this day.

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5

Disco debut al que se le puede pedir poco más. Están viviendo el sueño y no quieren ocultarlo. Reflexión sobre la fama y el origen (Up In The Sky, Cigarettes, Columbia?, Bring it) contra el vértigo de estarlo logrando (Rock'n'Roll Star, Live Forever, Supersonic, Shakermaker), cerrando con tres canciones sobre amor, hacen a este disco de mis debuts favoritos. Sin pretenciones, sin letras adornadas y directo, no es sorpresa que los dejara en un lugar, alto, muy alto, que sería la plataforma de lanzamiento para el éxito de su siguiente disco. Songs: Slide Away, Whatever, Live Forever, Cigarettes & Alcohol, Supersonic, Rock'n'Roll Star, Digsy's Dinner

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5

Ein Meilenstein! Ein Klassiker! Eine Legende! Ein gottgleiches Album! Nur Knaller Songs drauf! Mit Ausnahme von Morning Glory waren sie nie wieder so gut!

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i’m a rock n roll staaaaaah

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Excellent

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5

Oasis that matters

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5

Up there amongst the greatest debuts of all. Cigarettes and alcohol indeed!!!

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5

Great album all the way through, such a great sound and composition

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5

One of those albums that anchors memories of the mid-90s for so many people. It's no masterpiece but never gets old.

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digsy's dinner is the best song from this album hands down

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5

Still a corker

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amazing

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5

pube brilliance. best album in the whole damn world

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Das ist rauh, unverschämt, unglaublich großspurig und brilliant. Ungehobelter als Morning Glory, ungestümer auch weil unbefangener. Besoffen von sich selbst, euphorischer weil das Koks noch als Luxus geschätzt wurde und nicht normal war; man hört den unbedingten Aufstiegswillen. Das Un-Album, fällt mir gerade auf. Und unartig es ist, un-arty übrigens auch noch. Geiles Schlagzeug übrigens, von mir aus hätte Tony Carroll das ewige Maskottchen bleiben dürfen.

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5

More like definitely yes

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What happened to the Gallaghers but thank god they do what they do

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5

One of the best debut studio albums out there. Songs so nice I listened to them twice.

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5

Perfection.

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5

It's the dogs

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5

Plays like a greatest hits. Excellent.

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5

very cool album, made me horny tbh.

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5

Classic

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5

Sound, our kid Soundtrack to my paper round. Apologies to everyone who heard me belting this out, pretending I was at a gig at 0630.

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5

Class album. Totally class. Brilliant debut album which perfectly encapsulates what oasis stand for and their presence. Great tracks and concise. Really enjoyed

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5

Is it the best Oasis album? Cover art 3/5

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5

Who knew they did more than wonderwall? haha

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This really is one of the great debut albums ever. Swirling, confident rock and roll laced with perfect pop melodies and some killer hooks. What's not to like about it? It's also just a really well crafted album that flows effortlessly. Starting out with a solid rocker like "Rock 'n' Roll Star" and ending up at the stripped down "Married with Children" is pretty brilliant. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): Live Forever, Slide Away, Married with Children, Digsy's Dinner, Supersonic, Rock 'n' Roll Star, Cigarettes & Alcohol, Columbia, Shakermaker, Bring It on Down, Up in the Sky

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5

Perfect. Their best work by far.

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5

Rock'n' Roll star ( best opening) Live Forever Columbia Supersonic Bring it on down Cigarettes and alcohol Masterpiece!

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5

Breath of fresh air in the 90's and still so today. Some anthems within a complete album that demands to be played on vinyl

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5

Not the smartest or the most modest album by a mile in terms of lyrics and music, but it goes hard and strong full of great tunes. This and Morning Glory are near perfect albums, and their material afterwards was nowhere near good. Live Forever is probably my favourite song of theirs, though its hard when half of the songs on here match the same quality. Even the b sides on the delxue are really good, especially Sad Song, Fade Away and Whatever.

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5

Didn’t like it originally but over time have realised its brilliant.

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4

Honestly liked this more than I thought I would! Nice to recognize a few songs as well.

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4

Yep, that's Oasis. Always manages to reflect their obvious Beatles influence with a way more sardonic twist. Never actually listened to this (Just (WTS)MG), but it's probably just as good as that record. Favorite tracks: "Live Forever", "Supersonic", "Married With Children"

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4

3.5 hours! Enjoyed the main tracks, will listen to the live versions etc. another time

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4

Great album overall, there weren't any songs standing out particularly but it is a well put together album that, as their debut album, laid the foundations for a great career

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4

V enjoyable throwback listen

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4

Wonderwall

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4

Man, this is a good album. Oasis are like the best example of 90s/00s Brit-Alt.

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4

Klassisk britpop. Många bangers. Supersonic bl.a.

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4

Great album, quintessential to that post grunge, mid-nineties alternative rock. Standout tracks are Live Forever, Supersonic, Bring It On Down, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

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4

Nice.

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4

I never gave Oasis a chance in the 90s. This was better than I was expecting. Solid 4.

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4

I’ve never given Oasis a fair chance due to the major meme that is Wonderwall. However, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the delightful Britpop on this album.

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4

So there’s significantly more to Oasis than “Wonderwall”.... very cool Favorite Tracks: “Supersonic” and “Married With Children”

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4

Great album. I love the flow from beginning to end, a well done group of songs in tribute to the golden 60s British bands and their sound. I enjoyed it and expect myself to further explore Oasis.

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4

1994, britpop, rock, übel starkes album, paar harte banger dabei, oasis vielleicht die beste band alter, starke 4

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4

This is, oddly, the album I most enjoyed so far.

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4

Da buen rollo.

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La playsist qui ne finissait plus de finir! Une chance que j'aime ça! J'ai réalisé qu'à part Wonderwall, je ne connaisais pas grand chose d'autre de ce groupe. J'aime bien la sonorité

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4

Rock and Roll Star still slaps.

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4

I like this album

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4

Very ‘90s and not necessarily in a bad way

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Lo disfrute bastante. 90s Beatles 2.0 con un toque de punk deslactosado light. Nunca había escuchado un disco de Oasis completo por alguna razón. Los efectos de las guitarras dan un poco el efecto de que todo el disco es una canción larga y eso tanto es bueno porque le da una vibra edgy cool (sobre todo muy disfritables en los riffs de "Columbia"), como puede llegar a cansar un poco, pero aun así creo que suena bastante cool en su propio derecho britpopiano. Mi canción favorita: Live Forever me parece lo suficientemente pegajosa para volver a escuchar y seguramente fue uno de los singles, siento que tal vez ya la había escuchado. lol. Mood: checando ropa barata en Candem Town con un filtro noventero de lofi y probablemente planeando ir a drogarme en un depa viejo, caro y sin muebles al este de Londres.

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4

I still really like it, got a good swagger about it and definitely their best album. B sides good too. Marked it down for the terrible lyrics in places and the numerous rip offs

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4

Rocks pretty hard. Love the guitar.

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4

Good album. I think this band might become big one day.

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4

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Goeie Britpop, maar op den duur veel van hetzelfde

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4

One of the better 4. I am excited for their next albums, because this has some potential. So far I prefer Oasis over Blur.

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4

Not a massive Oasis fan but this is a good album and easy listening

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4

A brilliant debut - not quite the full five for me

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4

Good album with some classics and some poor tracks that just plod along. Enjoyed listening

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4

Very good memories.

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4

Slide away rock n roll star cigarettes and alcohol

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4

Enjoy the classic/soft rock kinda vibes. Will definitely listen to this again.

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4

Enthused about this in 1994 and still enjoy the songs today. Energy, humour, melodies and hooks. good songwriting.

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Evidemment de tres bonne qualité, même si ça vaut pas leur top album Elvis Costello ne croit pas que je t'ai oublié, je viens de me taper Armed Forces juste avant c'est de la grosse merde, sans compter les insultes répétees à l'encontre du pourtant fort sympathique Ray Charles qui ne finit depuis plus son assiette

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4

Schon ein super Album!

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4

Does liking Oasis make me basic? Probably. There are too many bangers to ignore on this though

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4

yes the gallagher brother share one brain cell & yes i am a fan of what that brain cell produces. sue me! rock 'n' roll star, live forever, columbia, bring it on down

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Lo amo con todo mi corazón, me recuerda cosas buenas, cosas malas, cosas hermosas y así

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4

Definitely Maybe est une réussite, qu'on se le dise. Les frères Noel et Liam Payne ont du talent, c'est indéniable. Mais je ne serais pas franc avec vous si je vous cachais que je m'étais endormi après trois chansons lors de ma première écoute. En effet, ma routine matinale fait que ce genre de mésaventure peut arriver. Après chaque réveil, je me dirige sans tarder à la douche et, après l'avoir prise, retourne dans mon lit pour y sécher ma barbe. Il m'arrive alors de lancer l'album du jour, pensant naïvement que je ne me rendormirais pas. Et c'est pourtant ce qui se passe à chaque fois. À suivre...

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4

Pretty good album. I enjoyed most of the tracks though none of them really stood out to me. If someone were to play this at a party or something like that I wouldn’t mind.

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4

I enjoyed it

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4

Good 90's rock. Wonderwall? Never head of 'em.

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4

Nice easy listening. Wonderwall gives you a bad idea of what this band can do.

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4

Missed the boat when these guys were at their peak as I was much more interested in the big beat electronic stuff coming out of Britain. Also Wonderwall never really did it for me so I never ever really gave them a shot. Listening now I can understand the hype and had I been 10 years older I would've been an Oasis tragic I've got no doubt. Great album. Give it a few more years and listens and I have no doubts it'll be 5 stars by then.

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4

Tering goed album, heerlijke hits als live forever en bring it on down

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4

Tapa llena de detalles. Album hermoso

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4

Oasis is  heavy enough but not too heavy. Goldilocks R&R if you will. They are sufficiently well known  that most everyone will know their popular songs.  I like these guys but never sat and listened through this album before.  The band is tight and the guitars kick. Side 3 is my favourite starting off with the hit and then followed by Bring it on Down and Ciggs & Alch which  are two really good ass kicking rock and roll songs. 

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4

Pure loud 90s rock, so good

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Imagino que para aquellos a quienes nos gusta el estilo de Oasis este es un gran disco, pero entiendo cómo podría parecerle monótono y hasta quizá aburrido a alguien que no. Aunque tiene canciones clásicas como Shakermaker, Live Forever y Supersonic, reconozco que escuchar el álbum completo puede ser pesado por el efecto constante de las guitarras, que está presente en todas menos la última canción (que por cierto, me gusta justo por eso). Es frecuente que se asocie a Oasis con The Beatles, creo que la influencia se nota más en "Up in the Sky" y "Cigarrettes & Alcohol", por el estilo musical y la selección de instrumentos. También el uso de la pandereta en algunas canciones abona a realizar dicha comparación.

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4

I enjoyed listening to this record. It was cool to see where they started and the subtle sound differences between this and their following record.

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4

Like it or not I know all these songs very well. Has a good stomp Can't deny that it's a great record They do what they do very well Unashamedly what it is Simple Not a bad song on here

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4

7/10, might bump up to an 8 on a relisten because I didn't focus during a lot of the middle section.

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4

Friday 17th September Listened in the car on the way to Anna Smith's wedding in Norfolk. The drawl, the bombast, it's pure rock and roll.

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4

I mean... it's good. I like better What's the story... There's a lot of similar things. I think that emotions linked to music have a lot to do with the age when we listen to it for the first time. I was a fan when I was 11 and I listened to Wonderwall for the first time. It still affects me, that song made me create a world in my head... Life is not a song, kid... Well, maybe...

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4

I could be without the first record, the two other was good.

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4

Good listen. Favorite tracks are Bring it on Down and Columbia.

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4

A very fine debut album. Songs are good, though not quite of the caliber of morning glory. I am annoyed of their "influences" coming dangerously close to blatant rip off. Keeps it from a full blown 4 so I'm giving 3.75 🌟

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4

Definitely maybe a 4

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Classic album of the Britpop era. Vacillating on how many stars to give it. Although iconic, there were better bands and albums of that era imo. Saw them at Knebworth 1996, although The Prodigy blew them off the stage.

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4

Definitely definitely.....one or 2 not do good...but supersonic live forever slideaway etc

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4

Clearly a very influential album, some classic tracks, but it's a bit too samey for me to enjoy the full run length.

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4

Classic 90s pub Rock, from my youth

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4

A very good album, this is maybe the third time I've listened to it and it was the most impressive. I always was of the opinion that Blur was the superior band but this album now makes it a closer race. The album rocks and has great songs. A fine album 4 atars

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4

I enjoyed it

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One of those bands that I dislike but will always scream along to. I find their singles better than the album cuts - possibly nostalgia coming into play. This album isn’t as stacked as Morning Glory but it’s hard to deny Live Forever which is such a positive song. Fave tracks: “Live Forever” “Cigarettes & Alcohol” “Rock & Roll Star”

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Pretty good. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

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These boys are more than just Wonderwall. Not much, but they are.

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Giving Oasis the edge here in the Brit pop battle because Rock and Roll Star will always make me think of You All Everybody

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1994 - Alt Rock / Brit rock

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A certified staple of 90s britpop for sure. While I find this sound can get a bit repetitive for over 50 minutes, it's still a sound I enjoy. Favorites: Live Forever, Bring It On Down, Slide Away

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Cool album. The music is a bit on the loud side for my taste - lots of diff sounds. But overall I like it!

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More fun than I expected. Still, the nasally drone started to wear on me.

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Niet hun beste plaat. Dat is wat mij betreft de opvolger. Maar nog steeds een goede tweede en wat een band, ondanks het gerollebol van de broers

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Classic!

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Still a great album of my youth, I had it in my head I preferred this album due to it being a bit rawer, but listening now not as good as def maybe.

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Incredibly solid album and one that I've gone back to over the years time and again. Sure it will never be Blur for me, but it's damn good.

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Wow, maybe Britpop is good.

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Favorites: Bring It On Down, Cigarettes & Alcohol, Slide Away

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I always enjoyed Oasis, but I don't think this is their best album. It's very good though, and glad that I listened to it again.

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Used to love this album. Brings back memories to re listen after years.

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Pretty good!

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Slide Away is the standout here. They have many really good songs, but I fall off a bit the more they resort to cliched rock wall of sound with a Sex Pistols whine and sneer. It’s fine, but their melodies with supersonic and slide away are where they shine.

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cantei supersonic a plenos pulmões #sddsmtv

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Bão também

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Show, musica pra rolê show

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Still classic

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Po pire

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Partly nostalgia, but also this is still full of big tunes and singalong choruses.

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A classic! Not always original but with a lot of attitude and some great songs.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll star and Live Forever were best for me, but could be because they were earlier on album. By the end of it I’ve felt like I’ve had too much of the driving guitars. I think I liked it more twenty years ago. Very reminiscent of the 90s, iconic. Musically an important album historically, but hasn’t aged as well as it could have IMHO.

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Lite för långt o lite för same same

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I'd got so used to Oasis being a plodding, dull band for plodding, dull, Brexity arseholes that I'd forgotten the first album is actually pretty good. I think their biggest mistake was losing the drummer - this is a more energetic, driving album than anything that followed. Live Forever and Supersonic are canon. Cigarettes and Alcohol and Shakermaker are okay, but overrated. The lyrics are crap, the music is fun. They've punched above their weight since 1995, but this was better than I was expecting.

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Only recognise a couple songs off here, but a proper solid album.

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I hate that I love this album. But it's an annoyingly good album, it can't be denied!

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When Definitely Maybe first came out they led off in North America with Supersonic , which wasn’t my bag, though it has since grown on me. If they’d led off with Live Forever, like they did in the UK, I’d have probably been on board sooner. I find this album a mixed bag, but it’s one of my favourite recorded acoustic guitar tones. Slide Away always strikes me as a missed opportunity, because it really told us which way they were heading, but they used it as a b-side.

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Ay pussio

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I do love Oasis but there were some slight duds in here that keep this from being a top album for me

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Rock

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December 31st, New Year's Eve :\ Good album, one of the more enjoyable vocalists out of the Britpop albums I've heard imo, and I think that's a make or break for this genre, where a lot of it starts to sound samey. Standout Tracks: Rock 'n' Roll Star, Shakermaker, Cigarettes & Alcohol, Slide Away

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I'm not sure this needed to be on the list. Best track: Supersonic

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Never been a big Oasis fan but this album shows me that I’ve been wrong all this time.

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I liked this album okay, but in the context of this list, it suffers from the same problem that a lot of recent albums do. The list is absolutely saturated with Brit pop, and after a while it's hard (for me at least) to discern the merits of individual albums. In isolation, I think this album is pretty good. The production is excellent and a lot of the songs were likable. I can see why this would have proved to be a nice counterpoint to grunge/alternative in the mid-90s. However, this list gives me a new 90s/00s Brit pop album to listen to every week, and they're all starting to blend together 3/5

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3+ hour double album.. ugh it was fine if i just listened to the first disc

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Oasis had many of the hits of my childhood, this album had plenty of new songs I'd not heard.

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definitivamente talvez.

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Fav Song: Married with Children

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Obviously you can hear the Beatles influence- but that’s ok.

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I find Oasis utterly vapid, that is likely influenced by the Gallagher brothers being so up their own asses. I find it tolerable, but nothing I'd ever go to listen to. The music is indifferent to me, but their drama is kind of ridiculous. Surface-level 90s Brit Pop to me.

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Oasis never really did much for me and still don't. I actually expected to dislike this more but it's tolerable. I understand why people like it but as with a lot of music, I think it comes down to something in the vocal delivery and lyrics that irks me.

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Kinda middle of the road but they did cover I am the walrus

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Not bad, but not as good as I was expecting considering all the accolades. I really enjoyed this but I know others like a lot more than I do.

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I respect Oasis and I REALLY like some of their songs, but they produce a wall of impenetrable sound that has always been unappealing to me. That's what most of this album is like for me, but I do have a soft spot for "Supersonic." I also liked "Bring it on Down," don't really know that song well, same with "Cigarettes and Alcohol." I appreciate "Married with Children" as a song and as an anomaly on this album.

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Ehh

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Quite enjoyed this. Like the wall of sound production. Didn't find Liam Gallagher quite as intolerable as my teenage self used to! Fave track - "Columbia". Don't recall ever hearing it before, and liked it - I guess that's how I'd feel about the rest of the album if I were hearing it for the first time now!

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C'est correct. Rien de plus rien de moins.

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This album can really only be defined as loud. And for what reason? Beyond me completely

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Feels less polished than What's the Story. Since I've never listened to this album before, I don't have any emotional attachment to it. It was OK, didn't make me excited.

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bonnes guitares quelques hits que je connaissais mais écouté tout un album j aurais aimé une voix supplémentaire pour varier

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Rock 'n' Roll Star: wtf? Oasis used to sound like this? what happened! rest of the album: oh this is why, because they sound like every other alt rock stadium band, though its hard to tell because they have always been aggressively generic. Married With Children is look ahead at the Oasis sound of (What's the Story) Morning Glory

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I've never listened to this album and shamefully have always held the stance that I don't like Oasis, so I'm excited about this one.

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Quite good but I need to be in the mood for it

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Je connaissais plus leur 2e album, c’est bon, mais les chansons sont souvent semblables. Supersonic est la meilleure, bien sur. Comme dirait PIERRE, une autre voix les aurait bien servis.

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God but not great, a lot of filler songs

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Hmm ok britpop but not necessarily something i can see myself coming back to often, it was alright tho. Better than i expected it to be and far exceeded wonderwall

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El debut de Oasis resuena con la emoción y contundencia de la juventud hetero inglesa. Música de wey diría mi morra. Una banda derivativa pero con personalidad diría yo. Un grupo de carnales capaces de crear la marca de agua de todas las bandas populares que surjan después de este debut como pioneros del cut and paste a la brava y con descaro, y sin mucha idea, como Tarantino pero con menos coca y más whiskey y ácido. Reyes del escapismo de fin de semana, de la idea fenix de volverte la estrella de rock que nunca serás un par de noches cada 7 días. De lunes a viernes eres polvo, viernes por la noche eres una estrella, es la promesa. Soy duro con estos mens porque soy un antiguo fan que ya está muy desgastado por los vientos de este huracán llamado vida y ya no tengo la paciencia ni la energía para andarle cosiendo las cabezas a unos títeres viejos. Creo que los estoy viendo lo más cercano a lo que siempre fueron: unos truhanes con un puñadito de canciones buenas que hicieron mella en la cultura popular mundial siendo ellos mismos, dejándose explotar como la imagen de la clase trabajadora que la clase media ama odiar y desea lujuriosamente: semisalvajes borrachos con acentos apenas comprensibles sin atisbo de respetar las normas básicas de convivencia de la estratificadadísima sociedad inglesa. El norteño (yo) reconoce a otros norteños. Rescatemos su valía. Porque al final sí hay talento ahí, en esas canciones para el concepto argentino del aguante, para el canto masivo, y extender los brazos al aire y sentirte vivo, aunque sea un par de horas. Eso tiene mucho valor. Y mira que acompañarte en la adolescencia, cuando nadie te soporta y te caga todo, ya es, también, bastante mérito. Aquí hablo por mí mismo. En fin, a lo que voy, trato de dirigirme a la sensación primigenia que me producen algunos tracks de este disco: la intención de trascender las limitaciones físicas, energéticas, aptitudinales y de conducta, pero sobre todo de dinero y lugar. La posibilidad de salir de tu cuerpo, de tu ciudad aburridad, de poder vivir algo más de lo que ya sabes que tu existencia va a merecer. Es un estremecimiento de esos que no se olvidan, un chorro de energía que te bautiza como una persona que sabe que quiere algo más de la vida. Lo que sea. Nomás por eso, si un escucha logra obtener ese chispazo, creo que vale la pena seguir escuchando este disco. Y bueno hay momentos brillantes aquí, acompañados de esa alegría del primerizo que va topándose con buenas melodías en el camino, a pleno andar, la serendipia y la sorpresa de confirmar tu talento. Es curioso pensar, viendo para atrás, que mientras una buena parte del Reino Unido (el negro) creaba futuros en tiempo real (electrónica, jungle, etc), aquí se rascaban el ombligo para encontrar un poco de oro entre la peluza. Y lo lograron. Y a parte te mostraban la piedrita reluciente con arrogancia. El tema de la arrogancia. Un poco de esa arrogancia que se extraña en el panorama masificado actual, ahora que las celebridades siguen una moral de P.R. y se comportan como las empresas que realmente son. En fin, yo, el antiguo fan de Oasis, tengo 35 años, hay pandemia de por medio y qué ganas dan de ponerse una peda marca Cigarrette's and Alcohol. Y todo bien.

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Play Wonderwall! I think the British went all in for Oasis with this album, greatest band since the Beatles, etc. We Americans needed the broader range of their much better follow up record, and precious Wonderwall, a timeless acoustic torch song that countless aspiring guitar players would try to cover and use to get laid. I thought this album was great in patches. Some catchy songs. They keep the same sonic palette for the whole album - the big wall of chiming guitars are always ringing. It never lets up. There's no pauses for contrast. Play Wonderwall! Play Champagne Supernova! Play Cast No Shadow! The lyrics are full of convenient rhymes, but I really like the couplet on the final track "your music's shite, it keeps me up all night". B-

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Overall liksom okej, lite för stökigt för att jag ska lyssna på det regelbundet men ändå bra musik. Det blir nog 3/5

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Definitely maybe ... i guess I’m not an oasis fan. That voice just doesn’t vibe with me.

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Misschien iets te hoge verwachtingen. 3.5, toch naar beneden afgerond.

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Definitely not more than three. Ich hatte gehofft es nach vielen Jahren auf einmal besser zu finden. Hat nicht geklappt

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I like Oasis as much as the next person but I couldn't get through 3 hours of them. It was more my taste but a 3 hour album starts to sound repetitive as the songs go on

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they just sound so much like oasis ya know? i liked the last song though

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A solid 90s rock album. I thought the drummer was kind of the standout for me on this album. I also realized that while I don't dislike Oasis at all, Liam Gallagher's voice isn't one that draws me in and at times even annoyed me a bit. Looking forward to hearing their other work on the list to see if I may be able to connect a bit more to it because the obvious talent and ability is there.

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Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it. Some good tracks

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I don’t like this band

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Bello, da approfondire perché un giorno è poco (non conosci praticamente un cazzo della band)

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Not as good as Morning Glory, but with some solid songs on it still.

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Very upbeat and happy. Would not listen to again.

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Had a few good and great songs but felt very repetitive. Not my favorite but didn’t hate it.

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If I were to compare the output of the Brit bands of the 90s to their cohort grunge bands from the US, this is less dark and more melodic. Overall, I'm not really into this sound and I feel bad for the kids who missed out on the first wave of it in the 70s and the second in the 80s. The compositions and delivery are top drawer and it's easy to see why they were so popular. Supersonic is an anthemic debut single, Live Forever is good to, Cigarettes & Alcohol is totally Bang-a-Gong, but I'm sure Rick Beato would explain away that one, and apparently T-Rex borrowed it from Chuck Berry.

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Tiene la obvia situación de disco debut en la que solo una o dos rolas realmente funcionaban pero le dieron a la banda el trampolín para arrancar su carrera. No me gustó Cigarrettes and Alcohol, que se basa en el riff de Bang a Gong de T. Rex, pero me encanta Slide Away y es, para mí, el clímax del disco aunque nunca salió como sencillo. Otro mérito del álbum (y de la banda en este momento) es abrirle la puerta al britpop en medio de la enorme popularidad que tenían otros géneros.

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You know what. Not that great. These guys are whiny in retrospect

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Digsy’s Dinner and Married with Children were fun, and the rest of the songs weren’t bad exactly, but I found it irritating to listen to.

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Good album but not “what’s the story morning glory”

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not much oomph, bland but good. classic oasis

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First listen. Nice

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Ahhh the famous Beatles tribute band........

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Not bad, not huge on oasis but some good tracks

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Just a few strong songs.

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One of the things that irks me the most about Britpop is the abundance of 4-5 minute-long songs that seem to go nowhere. Also, Oasis overuses the word "maybe". Maybe if it wasn't in the album title and also the word they said the most in two of their most popular songs it wouldn't bother me as much. Ultimately, this was meh. 5/10

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this definitely struck me as more pop-punk than britpop, which I appreciated. a couple of tracks stood out but a lot of this just couldn't help but fade into the background, it didn't really grip me. 6/10

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Never sat to listen to this. its a good album. not a favourite

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Despite how unbearable the Gallagher brothers have become, this is a pretty kickass album. I'm not the biggest fan of Liam's voice, he just sounds a little stale to me, but I think the direction the band takes their music sort of makes it blend well. With something to prove for their debut album, Oasis comes out on top to give you a straight rock and roll album that brings that exciting live crowd energy right through your speakers. It espouses fun, positive sounds that were definitely a contrast to the popular dark, despairing tones grunge was emanating. However, I think the album is very one dimensional. It doesn't deviate much from the sound it creates in the opening track, and while that's not necessarily a bad thing, it doesn't make it a great record that I would really want to listen through again. Songs start to blend together in my mind, and you can tell they sort of took the foundation of some songs and expanded on them later for their popular hits. I'll probably just play some songs here and there as I want. Overall this album seemed like it was a bigger deal for the UK than the US with bringing back Britpop and rock to popularity, so it doesn't hold cultural significance for me. Favorite Song: Live Forever Least Favorite: Shakermaker

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Not even their best album

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Hasn’t aged well

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Solid, competent album. Showed that Oasis had more range than I was expecting.

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Has that mid-90's "buzz balad" songs. Funny enough, this album contains none of the songs that I associate Oasis to.

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Rock n Roll Star - meh (2) Shaker maker - pretty solid song. (3) Live Forever - groovy and catchy (4) Up in the Sky - opening rift is nice, not bad (3) Columbia - meh song, kinda generic (2.5) Super Sonic - Quite the bop (4) Bring It Down - okay (2.5) Cigarettes & Alcohol - boring (2.5) Digsy's Dinner - groovy (3.5) Slide Away - love the guitar in this too long (3.5) Married with Children - nice ending, chill (4) Album is not bad, but the quite a few of the songs sound similar and I got bored with them. Live Forever, Super Sonic, and Married with Children are the best songs on the album. 2.8/5 Stars

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Still their best, but on relistening it's so lumpy and uninspiring - just walls of barre chords, pentatonic solos and nothing lyrics. It hangs together purely on Liam's sneer and volume.

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Heard most of the good stuff already on the radio.

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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A decent album. I was not familiar with really any of the songs but they had a 90s feel to them. This album did not have any of really well known songs.

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So much of this album is a lot of the same. Doesn't quite take me on a "journey" the way my favorite albums do. That isn't always a problem, but I am not in love with Oasis' sound. Good music, but not necessarily for me. 3.5/5

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Innocuous 90's rock.

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great album from the britpop era

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Enjoyable. Kinda feel like you had to be there though. Lots of nice guitar

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Good songs but not a lot of them catch my attention or stick out as really good to me. I really enjoyed Live Forever and the last three songs: Digsy's Dinner, Slide Away, and Married With Children. I've loved Married With Children for a long time now and have never heard anything else from this album so I was surprised to hear that it sounds completely different from all the other songs. The production is stripped back and the vocals gentler. All the other songs kinda sound the same to me with the songs I mentioned sounding the best. I'll listen to them more in the future and maybe give the album another listen. Sometimes albums really grow on me after another listen.

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6/10

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A generous 3 for nostalgia reasons. Definitely reminds me of being a 90s child.

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7/10

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enjoyable. but not too much

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I could have sworn I liked oasis but this album really didn't do it for me.

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Decent but forgettable

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It is Oasis - Has Slide Away, so that is nice.

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Listening to the remastered version. It sounds good, the songs are nice but I don't really connect with them as I would 10 years ago. Some of these songs will definitely go on a playlist of mine.

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Niet zo leuk als de plaat die ze hierna uitbrachten, maar goed aan te horen. Al zit de zang hier regelmatig wel tegen het nasaal zeurderige aan....

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Hatsikidee 3 punten. Als ik mijn allergieën opzij zet dan is het een best aardig album

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What I just heard is probably one of the best summarization of the '90s alternative rock tsunami. Unfortunately, that's what "Definitely Maybe" seemed to only do, it just summarized rock sounds of its time. They did it well though, but focusing on the sound for almost an hour? It gets tiresome after a while. I only knew Oasis as the "Wonderwall" boys. It was narrated that their name was used to be "Rain", after the Beatles song released almost three decades earlier. Apparently, Oasis based their sound on the mentioned track. But while one can hear The Beatles's "Rain" in it, the sound of "Definitely Maybe" is heavily grunge-like. The grunge and alt-rock songs of '90s and even the '00s can be heard in these rock songs driven by the deliciously hazy guitars. It's so '90s rock. Unfortunately, this makes the album generic. But it's still fun nonetheless. At least in small doses. It's interesting how it went from this to "Wonderwall". Even the chill closing track is different from it. Perhaps they're still finding their sound here.

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Third favorite oasis album out of Be here now and Morning Glory but still pretty fun. Enjoyed live forever

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Introduction to Oasis. Pretty good band. Pretty good album. Don’t know if this album is worth introducing the world to Liam and Noel.

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Mixed feelings. Some hits on here, a LOAD of nostalgia as a Manchester lad, but it's not a great album to listen through. The production is just so aggressive that the snare rattles my teeth, also the plodding tempos are tiring. Columbia was a nice surprise though. I don't think I've knowingly heard that before. Good for what it is, but not a killer.

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Wow. NOT what I was expecting. I’ve listened to a ton of Oasis and love them but I’ve not listed to this specific album lots. Some gems, but a lot is frankly not good.

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This is fine. It was fine when I listened to it in 1994. Never understood the massive hype around this band.

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Sounds super 90s and really dated. Songs go on way too long and probably could have cut a bunch of them. First time listening to Oasis and probably first time I've ever heard a full song by them and I'm not impressed. I'd give it 2.5/5 but I'll round up to 3 since for the Wonderwall meme and guitar players.

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Meh. It was OK.

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I don’t think I ever listened to Oasis for a protracted period before and honestly wasn’t that impressed. A monotone and kind of grating guitar sound, pretty dull drum and bass, and lyrics that are superficially glib but not really saying much. Workmanlike rock but is there any real innovation?

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I had very low expectations going in. Never really liked their radio stuff. But I was pleasantly surprised. Didn't blow me away, but there are some very good tracks on this album. 3.5 stars.

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Not a huge fan of Oasis but it is ok I guess.

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This is better than 901 of the albums on this list. Oasis is fantastic. However, their two big hits on this album sound very similar. Starts off with slow drums, followed up with guitar riffs, etc... Very Oasis, which is not a bad thing. You can probably get your Oasis fix with "(What's the story) Morning Glory" and be fat and happy. I don't think this album adds anything that Oasis hasn't achieved with the other album on this list.

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Ég átti „Wonderwall“ plötuna en kannski kom þessi í safnið seinna. Ég var alltaf meiri Blur maður þótt ég heillaðist alveg aðeins af þessu hráa. Alvöru plata, 52 mínútur.

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Oh wow. So Oasis ISN'T just Wonderwall. Yeah this album is much better than Wonderwall. But nothing really stands out on it's own imo. It's just okay.

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Ehtaa Oasista

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Ihan hyvät rallattelut. Omaan korvaan ehkä turhankin puhki soitettu bändi eikä vuosien tauonkaan jälkeen tunnu mitenkään raikkaalle.

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Siblings always produce really good music when they hate each other. 3.5/5.

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Fine rock album.

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I looked supersonic but not enough to want to listen to this album again.

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Bland and boring and sounds like everything else bland and boring, or at least it spawned its own brand of bland and boring (which they do very well, mind you). In either case, no thanks.

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A tad rudimental, no? But for all that, effective rock 'n' roll. My views on Oasis have mellowed with age, and I've come to appreciate the idiosyncratic vocal delivery pitched halfway between John Lennon and Johnny Rotten. A nice, stompy collection of of big rock numbers that delivers subtlety like a smack around the chops - and all the better for it.

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This was ok, Sunsheeeeiiiiiinnnee

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This very much reminds me of the mid-90s: overblown and bland.

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I can absolutely see why some people love this. It's catchy, fun, uplifting, and energetic. But its also not very tight, samey through and through, and personally Liam's vocals really get to me after a while. I still liked it, but definitely no more than that.

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Better than 'What's the Story Morning Glory', this one has a few tracks I genuinely quite like but on the whole it's still not a brilliant album - Oasis just not super my thing

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I remember this being released, fairly sure it was played many times where I worked but a good chunk of this still seemed unfamiliar. Supersonic was played everywhere and maybe, because of that, was one of my least favourites on here. Shakermaker and Married With Children are ones I would come back to.

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Oasis songs all sound pretty similar, but with that, it is easy listening. Solid album

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Like it more than I expected. Is it just more or is this mix very muddy though?

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I thought Wonderwall was on this album?

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A lesser outing as compared to the masterpiece of 'Morning Glory' that would follow in '95. That being said, this isn't a bad album by any means - one can hear the slow churn of early grunge mixing in with Britpop, even if the two disparate genres still seem a little at odds.

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I can see the appeal. It isn’t bad, it’s enjoyable but not ‘great’.

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Definitely Maybe by Oasis (1994) I was intrigued to read (Wikipedia) that in a 2005 BBC poll, this record was #4 on the list of most overrated albums ever, but in a 2006 NME poll, it was voted the #1 best album of all time, finishing just above Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles (1967). Are you kidding me? What’s going on here? Don’t get me wrong. This album is good, but clearly there’s a divergence of opinion. I just note this in passing. Lyrics here fall into a pattern of fizzling at the end of each song, unraveling into repetitive poetic codas before the demands of musical closure. This, on top of the standard weakness of superfluous phrases being used to fill out the metrical scheme renders these lyrics mildly clever at best. And the message of the weirdly out of place closing track “Married with Children” will make you not want to be. The music is good, with electric rhythm guitar recorded using heavy sustain, and nice chord progressions that are easy on the ears yet with enough variety to keep the listener engaged. This the central feature of everything that’s good about this album. And it’s also the most ‘American-sounding’ feature. Sorry if that disappoints the blokes on the other side of the pond, but there it is. Lead guitar stylings by Noel Gallagher are ok, but not flashy or soulful. There’s a nice drum groove by Tony Carroll in the opening bars of both “Live Forever”and “Bring It on Down”, but elsewhere the percussion is merely standard. And Paul McGuigan’s bass playing is usually just ‘in there somewhere’. Lead vocals by Liam Gallagher are consistently characterized by this cloying, exaggerated, drawn out rounding of vowels which, I suppose, serves to compensate for a very limited range and a very deficient timbre. [Picture this: Wouldn’t it be fun for four guys to sit down in an Italian ristorante in Brooklyn and all together order lasagna the way Liam Gallagher repeatedly pronounces it on “Digsy’s Dinner”? They’d be thrown outta da place.] And his falsetto is really bad. This band would sound a lot better with a different lead singer. But if you like the multi-layer rock rhythm guitar textures that you’ll hear on this album (and I do) it’s quite satisfactory. 3/5

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Samey by the time you get to track 3.

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Heaps of Merseybeat, psychedelic and pop trivia. Nevertheless, the album set a sales record for a debut album. (6/10) FT: Live Forever, Up In The Sky

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Jusy super standard. Not awful, but not for me

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solid, not as good as I remembered.

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Much, much less interesting than Morning Glory

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I was never much of an Oasis fan, it just seems like 1-dimensional rock to me, not much feeling, not much variation, sort of boring. I never quite got it I'm afraid

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oh god, why

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I was fully prepared for 4 stars here, but the Oasis I was familiar with sure mellowed out a lot. I enjoyed a couple tracks, but it was way noisier than I was expecting or liked.

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Not their greatest album; not their worst. You can tell they are working on defining their sound, so some interesting explorations but also some boring detours.

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There are moments where this album shows promise, some real foot tappers, some good jams, the nice acoustic piece at the end. It’s indicative of what they will do better in their next album. But there was a lot of generically interchangeable songs on this album, Lots of guitar strumming I could tell the difference between and a lot of it sounds dated. To me the sign of a great album transcends the sound of the decade it came from. Not bad. But not great. C so 2.

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Annoying voices, annoyingly simple rhyming lyrics; sort of Beatles-lite without the witty arrangements/lyrics. Sound is rock-y enough for a 3, but they get a 2 b/c of the whiny/droning singer(s).

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Saved Prior: Shakermaker Off Rip: Live Forever, Slide Away, Married With Children Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: Good lord every song sounded the same, and not in a good way. Constant loud guitars and whichever Gallagher brother sings' accent. Was so close to giving this album a 1, but Slide Away and Married With Children saved it at the 11th hour so it's a 1.5 rounded up to a 2. After one album from each, Blur are blowing Oasis out of the water in the battle of Britpop.

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Pretty disappointing, I expected to enjoy this a lot more. Hard to parse out what's going on in many of these - kinda an endless drone that I couldn't get into even with multiple listens Saved: Supersonic

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Is Oasis energetic? Sure. Do they sound good? Yeah, if you're into a wall of overdriven guitars. I like that sort of thing, even if Oasis' sound is rather one-dimensional. But how about the songs? They're pleasant enough, in an off the rack kind of way. And therein lies the main problem with Definitely Maybe: Oasis has taken the rock music of the previous quarter century and put it in a blender. It sounds okay, but there is nothing remotely distinctive about it. The song structures and melodies could have have been bought like so many yards of carpet. I'm not a lyrics guy, but even a cursory listen will reveal that these songs are nothing but a compendium of cliches. So far, this review is making it sound like I hate Oasis, but I really don't. How could I be roused to a strong emotion like hate when the music of Oasis barely exists? If this came on the radio, I wouldn't turn it off because there's nothing offensive about it, but it would cease to exist in my mind the instant the last chords faded. Definitely Maybe is well enough done for what it is--the 90s equivalent of bubblegum music--but it's hard to imagine more instantly disposable industry product.

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Shit guitar work, laughable drumming, same naff guitar fills on every tesious song, same song structure every time and all fronted by a whiny, borderline retarded wankbag. Hated them then, hate them now.

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Every. Song. Sounded. Exactly. The. Same. And. It. Was. Boring.

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Ok for a few songs, but a bit too repetitive as background music

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Great songs, great tunes. Unfortunately, I cannot stand Liam Gallagher 's voice which ruined every single track for me

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0|10 неплохо, рок

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Questo disco mi ha annoiato. Non mi piace come suona ed a tratti il cantato lo trovo fastidioso. Mi sembra povero di contenuti musicali. Lo stile è conosciuto e mainstream però non mi convince.

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Live Forever: Cazzo che brutta! Me sona sbagliato tutto, dalla voce alle chitarre. L'assolo: ma veramente? Ma perchè? "meibeeeee". No dai. Columbia: Almeno un po' orecchiabile però 6 minuti me sembra come minimo eccessivo. Bring It On Down: Dai pure questa simpatica. Però so veramente prolissi per essere un gruppo pop. Ma perché sti assoli da quindicenni in sala prove? In Conclusione: Io c'ho provato seriamente, ma a me sto album, anche con tutte le attenuanti del caso (anni, etc) mi sembra appena sopra al livello di gruppo delle medie. Non riesco davvero a capirne il fascino, cioè a sto punto i Blur erano molto meglio. La voce di Gallagher (Noel? Liam? Non ho capito chi è dei due) nel 70% dei casi mi fa lo stesso effetto di un bambino che frigna perché vuole il gelato.

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Il mio vero problema con gli Oasis è che non tollero la voce nasale/roca di Liam Gallagher. Nonostante pensi che come gruppo siano musicalmente ok, lui proprio mi irrita. Diversamente, il fratello Noel, ha una voce che apprezzo, infatti canzoni tipo "Don't look back in anger", "The master plan" oppure "The importance of being idle" mi piacciono di più. Siccome in quest'album canta solo Liam (mi pare), il mio giudizio è negativo. Non lo reggo proprio. Voto 2

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I had to take a break in the middle to listen to Nelly because I was bored

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This is one of those bands that get real annoying fast. Must be the U2 and Coldplay effect. This album is 3 hrs long, (eye roll) but I could only get thru a few songs before I threw in the towel.

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A pesar de que por alguna extraña razón sentí que eran puros guitarrazos sin sentido al principio ya después fue mejorando un poco, me gustó un leve más que el anterior pero siempre he creído 1ue son unos inflados mamaleros sin sentido

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A ciegas y en definitiva es distinto al otro disco que nos tocó, en el que se sentía una idea de querer hacer una producción muy especial y terminó en pura basura. Si comparo este disco por ejemplo con el disco de los Stone Roses (siguiendolo como una línea evolutiva de este sonido de Manchester que no me termina de cuadrar en lo personal), siento que aquí se siente una idea más formada y definida. En los Stone Roses el sonido quizá se sentía más etereo y con un dejo de verte desde arriba. El sonido en este disco es bastante terrenal, se siente influencia de glam, rock, psicodelia, punk. Toma todas estas influencias y las mezcla... dejemos en que las mezcla. Llega al problema de nuevo en que el resultado musicalmente en esta ocasión si bien es más "escuchable" se siente totalmente derivativo y falto de originalidad, siento que de aquí es claro cuando decíanq ue solo querían copiar a los Beatles, se siente muy obvio la linea de toda la composición como si fuera levantada del libro "fórmulas del rock pop." También siento que tiene partes instrumentales muy largas que solo están ahí para alargar las canciones sin que haya mérito de nada musical por presumir en las mismas (en serio todas las canciones de estos cabrones tenían que ser tan largas??). Las letras... estupidas y exageradas aun si son ligeramente menos engreidas que en el disco posterior. Live Forever me pareció una canción decente. En realidad mucho mejor de lo que esperaba en especial al comparar con el otro disco, pero se me sigue haciendo una banda bastante mediocre en muchos de sus aspectos.

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Definitely Maybe might be the first whole album I've listened to from Oasis. "Live Forever" is the only track from this album that I recognized, and it's okay. There are songs from Oasis that I like, but they are from different albums. None of the tracks from Definitely Maybe appeared to be a potential new favorite. Nearly all of the tracks on this album were backed by a constant, fuzzy, grinding rhythm guitar that wore me out about 2/3 of the way through the album. Individually, the tracks seemed okay, but as a whole the album drops below 3 stars. I was done with the album before I finished listening to the last track.

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DONT like oasis

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target age but the bug never bit. Although I normally really like the Manchester crowed

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Better than the pther one i listened to by them, but still find the sining a bit annoying, plus some of the rhyme schemes are at about the level of a 4year old.

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Never really understood the fuss. All sounds so tinny.

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Heard the iconic 'I said maaaybayy' in one of the songs. Kind of boring mustic for me though. Slide away wore on me at the end, it was soooo repetitive

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Whiney, all the songs sound the same, redundant

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Parts of Shakermaker sound like “I’d like to teach the world to sing” They were parts of the album that sounded like T. Rex, Beatles and even Holly Johnson. Oasis were good at self marketing, being in the press a lot when they were up and coming, always courting controversy. But in reality they were no better than a lot of other mediocre groups of their time. Would I listen to this again? No, this isn’t the first time I’ve listened to it and given the gap in time since I last listened to it I would say that my views haven’t changed and it hasn’t improved with age.

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Hat nix mit Battle of England zu tun, also dem Bitch Fight Blur vs Oasis, aber letztere fand ich schon damals tumb, Songs zwischen zäh und langweilig („Shakermaker“) und schlagerhaft („Live Forever“). Freunde mich wegen der religiösen Ehrerbietung gegenüber diesen überhypten Mancunian Dipshits auch dieses Mal nicht an. Unterkühlte 1.9

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This sounds exactly the same as every other Oasis song I've heard. Like, you could just change the lyrics and the drums and it's the same song. It's like Volbeat from the 1990s. Pass.

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It’s an alright rock album, decent album overall.

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Definitely meh. Didn’t really like Oasis when this came out. Don’t really like it now.

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Totaal geen zin in dit gejank.

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There is only one good song on Definitely Maybe and that is "Supersonic". Every other track is Oasis music. If you're into that, come join the mid-90s glad wagon. Otherwise, other music is available.

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90s me would have been way more into this. It was cool, but I needed to be at a 90s Party with Dawsons Creek or something on in the background to get into this. Didn’t dislike, but I wouldn’t seek it either, especially since these guys are assholes as their baseline.

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I think it was pretty boring. Some parts sounded good though.

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Didn't grab me when it came out and still does nothing for me. Just comes off whiney. Fades into the background and never comes back.

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Okay

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Never was a huge fan of Oasis. I guess you had to be there.

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I can't help but laugh at how much I hated Oasis back in the mid-90s. I don't really blame myself as much as the Gallaghers and the clear joy they got out of being famous pricks who dominated the news. But at long last I finally caved and gave into the (morning) glory that is the album that came after "Definitely Maybe." And thank God I started with that one, because this album is almost like listening to a different band. The songs simply aren't there and they can't get by on attitude alone. I dig a few of them, but the leap they took between these two albums is pretty incredible. So, TLDR: I don't hate Oasis anymore, but this isn't an album I'll ever love.

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Oasis has a few really great songs, but just like back in the 90s, it takes a lot for me to get past Liam's whiney drawl. And there's still that aftertaste of just constant fighting in the band and the weird, constant bitter anger that seemed to surround them. Or maybe just Liam. I don't know. 'Live Forever' absolutely works. 'Supersonic' works for me. But there's still so much going against this band for me.

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Not really remarkable, but good in a lot of ways. Love Forever is the obvious standout. I'd give it another shot but it wasn't gripping.

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Ambiance heaven

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A bit of a bore. I could enjoy some mustard on the sandwich, but I don't want all mustard.

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Definitivamente britpop não é pra mim.

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Why are there more than one Oasis album in this book?! Such an unnecessary entry. Bah.

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Oasis is terrible :(

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false

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There's something to be said for music this unbashedly lacking in anything new or unique like this. Heres what it is: this sucks ass and i hate it

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Meh

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Þetta varð fljótlega leiðigjarnt á sínum tíma. Það hefur ekkert breyst.

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Goddammit, not another one. I guess the question is, is this album worse than (What's the Story) Morning Glory? It doesn't have any songs as obnoxiously overplayed as Wonderwall or the other hits off that album, but I feel like outside of being driven into my brain over and over again by the dull trepanation blade that is commercial rock radio, the songwriting on that album is, overall, slightly better. Not Wonderwall, that song is like the Chernobyl of pop music, but outside of that, it strives for something better than the blandness that is this album. If you inspire hatred, at least you're inspiring an emotion.

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I really don't want to be like this but... vocals are a make-or-break thing for me in a lot of these albums, and something about Gallagher's vocal style just drives me nuts in a bad way. Part of it is how much I loathe their song Wonderwall and how hearing his vocals reminds me of that song regardless of the rest of the band's contributions. But honestly, musically, I'm kinda shrugging through this album. It's not bad, but it's not a super-enjoyable listen for me, and the vocals just push it over the other side to "not something I want to listen to again."

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definitely maybe hate this !

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Pretty droning and repetitive for a band that claimed to be bigger than the Beatles lmao I was just underwhelmed. How do all the tracks sound like the exact same song? All the instruments sound uninspired. The guitar work is lazy and lame; the lyrics don't help either. The vocalist can't seem to stop doing his teenage John Lennon impression for a single second. The way it's mixed doesn't appeal to me either; all the sounds muddle together in a bad way. Listening to the whole thing just felt like a chore. I can at least stand their best songs, but none of them were on this album anyway. One of the most monotonous albums I've had in a while. Again and again 90s music underwhelms me lmao. SO many people say it's such a great decade for music, and I've yet to see why

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Exhaustively boring. I don't know if it's the mixing or compression or what but I felt like I was like listening to this on a rotary phone. Blech.

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Couldn't get into it. Just insanely boring and uninteresting. All the songs sound the same.. guess Oasis isn't for me because I always found Wonderwall to be very boring as well. Blur wins. Actually Suede wins but they were too busy doing crack cocaine during the whole feud. Can't believe these guys used to be labeled as "the next Beatles".

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Edgbaston high

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