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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. May 22, 2014
    100
    Though true sub-notes of contemplation are hard to find in Noel’s initial tranche of songs, there’s vulnerability in his solo version of Half The World Away recorded live in a Tokyo hotel room on September 16, 1994, as Oasis madness spiralled in earnest. It’s this expanded edition’s one true unreleased gem. [Jun 2014, p.102]
  2. May 22, 2014
    100
    Upon its release in 1994, Definitely Maybe sounded messy and thrilling. Now, of course, it sounds like a classic. [Jun 2014, p.127]
  3. Jun 4, 2014
    100
    This remains the Gallagher brothers' finest hour, and one of the great debuts of the last 20 years. [No. 109, p.57]
  4. May 22, 2014
    88
    Definitely Maybe is the sound of people who feel like they need to scream to be heard—and even then, the chances of anyone actually listening seems depressingly unlikely. And yet, not wholly impossible.
  5. May 29, 2014
    80
    Packaged with some afterthe-event boisterousness courtesy of Neil McCormick’s sleevenotes and a sprinkling of mythologising, Definitely Maybe remains classic enough.
  6. May 23, 2014
    80
    Don’t be surprised if this box set doesn’t drastically change your preconceived notions of what this already-iconic album is about, but for those who think the Gallagher’s never got better than this, consider this the only Oasis box set you will ever need.
  7. May 22, 2014
    70
    For those of us willing to succumb to a little bit of irony and absorb several hours' worth of Oasis stuff, here it is, and everyone else can join the Gallaghers of the world and complain amongst themselves.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Jun 3, 2014
    10
    An absolute melting pot of all the great music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. This is where it all began and stands as a bench mark of what aAn absolute melting pot of all the great music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. This is where it all began and stands as a bench mark of what a great album should be. You probably already own this but if not then get it. This brought guitar music back to the masses and put simply is one of the best albums of all time. Expand
  2. Jul 22, 2014
    10
    One of the best albums of the 90's. It came when all the bands where immersed in irony, and today still sounds fresh and unique. This albumOne of the best albums of the 90's. It came when all the bands where immersed in irony, and today still sounds fresh and unique. This album will Live Forever. Expand
  3. Jun 29, 2014
    10
    While I will say that Oasis are 'definitely' not the most original when it comes to writing music, they have made some of the best songs ofWhile I will say that Oasis are 'definitely' not the most original when it comes to writing music, they have made some of the best songs of the 90's, and with this debut album, they really showed what they were capable of straight off the bat. The 3 disc re-release sounds awesome and any Oasis fan will quickly run through the album and the bonus 2 discs in no time. Love it. 10/10 Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2014
    9
    Although I am not Oasis' biggest fan, I will humbly acknowledge this to be one of the 1990s finest albums. Influenced by such acts as TheAlthough I am not Oasis' biggest fan, I will humbly acknowledge this to be one of the 1990s finest albums. Influenced by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Stone Roses, this album ignited the fledgling britpop movement with a bang, whilst simultaneously repopularising guitar music in the United Kingdom. It may not be the most original of albums, but it is still one of the most impressive debuts by any band to date and, in Layman's terms, is nothing short of awesome. Expand
  5. May 23, 2014
    9
    Pretty much everyone who was a teenager or in their 20's in the mid 90's will either own a copy of this record or else will know someone whoPretty much everyone who was a teenager or in their 20's in the mid 90's will either own a copy of this record or else will know someone who does. While it's follow up "What's The Story (Morning Glory)?" went on to define the Britpop era, Oasis' first record has some equally great songs but with a bit more rawness and a little less sheen. Starting with the negative side first, for me it's got 2 tracks in "Up in the Sky" and "Digsy's Diner" that are good but not really great, which stops the album from being an out and out all time classic. Some might say (see what I did there) Definitely Maybe is over rated and see Noel Gallagher as a plagiariser rather than a genius but if you listen to this now, 2 decades on, after all the hype and talk has died off, it's still sounds great to my ears. It's lasted and has stood the ultimate test of time. The highlights have to be "Rock n Roll Star", the magnificient "Live Forever", "Supersonic" and the often overlooked "Slide Away". While I feel WTSMG is a better record and has more class, Oasis never quite had the same energy again in their career as they had on Definitely Maybe. If you like your Rock with a bit of an anthemic feel, look no further. Expand
  6. Sep 21, 2014
    0
    dadrock for uneducated dadrockers

    while the people that oasis look up to, look up to radiohead those same people laugh at oasis oasis
    dadrock for uneducated dadrockers

    while the people that oasis look up to, look up to radiohead

    those same people laugh at oasis

    oasis are no better than miley cyrus or justin beiber
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