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6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 64
  2. Negative: 13 out of 64

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  1. Nov 10, 2011
    3
    Oh dear, oh dear. This album is a real stinker. It's hard to believe some of these songs were written by the same man who wrote Oasis' "I'm out of time". The limit of their creativity was summed up in one track, titled: "Beatles and Stones". Hard to imagine where they got that name from.

    The only redeeming features were "Four letter word" and the fact that Liam's voice hasn't sounded this
    Oh dear, oh dear. This album is a real stinker. It's hard to believe some of these songs were written by the same man who wrote Oasis' "I'm out of time". The limit of their creativity was summed up in one track, titled: "Beatles and Stones". Hard to imagine where they got that name from.

    The only redeeming features were "Four letter word" and the fact that Liam's voice hasn't sounded this good in five years. If you're an Oasis fan you might want to check it out for yourself. If you're on the fence; avoid like the plague.
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  2. Mar 2, 2011
    1
    well i am 1 one those that get an ear on that collection of songs, just becuz of mister G. Curiosity, and i must admit, that the art concept... is something, that bring to mind freshness.... compared to the former band those musicians played afore. The bowels? Well... i cant tell i remember right now, what i've heard (i wouldnt have heard b4) or rather, must admit, i dont wanna remember,well i am 1 one those that get an ear on that collection of songs, just becuz of mister G. Curiosity, and i must admit, that the art concept... is something, that bring to mind freshness.... compared to the former band those musicians played afore. The bowels? Well... i cant tell i remember right now, what i've heard (i wouldnt have heard b4) or rather, must admit, i dont wanna remember, what i've heard in this nice packaged CD. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2011
    4
    As someone who has seen Oasis live about 10 times and owns everything they have released, I have to say that this album has only 1 good song. One good song is not an album, it is a single, which means this is like a B-Side release from a bad Oasis dream. Most of the songs on Different Gear are unbearable. Further, the quality of Liam's lyrics on this album are embarrassing... no amountAs someone who has seen Oasis live about 10 times and owns everything they have released, I have to say that this album has only 1 good song. One good song is not an album, it is a single, which means this is like a B-Side release from a bad Oasis dream. Most of the songs on Different Gear are unbearable. Further, the quality of Liam's lyrics on this album are embarrassing... no amount of koolaid or other substances could make my brain think otherwise. Liam altered his singing style on a couple of these new tracks which really does not work. With so much musical talent between these guys I am hoping next time they will just be more patient and take their time.... and write music for the sake of creating good music. Expand
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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Jun 8, 2011
    50
    The erroneously titled debut, Different Gear, Still Speeding, plays much like a latter-day Oasis album. [May 2011, p.83]
  2. Different Gear, Still Speeding shows that the band is comfortable with themselves and their follow-up has every chance to be a stronger album – especially if they are brave enough to include more styles, even if they won't move beyond their British Invasion inspirations.
  3. Apr 5, 2011
    60
    Whether Liam Gallagher's band is the start of a new story or a diverting subplot to an on-going saga remains to be seen -- and you can imagine where the smart money lies. [Mar. 2011, p. 92]