Oasis can still occasionally produce songs suggestive of the breezy insouciance that marked their early years--the new single 'The Shock of the Lightning' among them--but more often on Dig Out Your Soul, they sound as though they're killing themselves trying to come up with something that'll do.
If there are moments when the feted snap and snarl of yore amounts to little more than ramming generic blues licks down the audience's throat, they're tempered with moments of discovery like the lysergic 'To Be Where There's Life' and 'Falling Down' which displays an uncharacteristic lightness of touch.
RichardJ.Oct 7, 2008I love Dig Out Your Soul, I was so so surprised by this album as I was expecting another plodding oasis effort. But it is absolutely brillaint, really. The first 35 minutes are just one amazing song after anotehr, Bag It Up (heavy and powerful), The Turning (awesome) Waiting For The rapture (amazing riff0 The Shock Of The Lightning (Brillaint, oasis at the paek of their power) I'm Outta Time (set to be teh new wonderwall) , Falling Down (alrwady one of may favourite ever songs) I just love this album to bits. Haven't enjoyed an album so much in years.… Expand
KevinNOct 14, 2008Definitely the best complete album in the last decade, oasis have brought back the terrific melodies in a different way than before: relying on reflection and swagger in an almost back and forth manner, the album should please the millions of oasis fans worldwide who waiting long and hard for this record.… Expand
SammyS.Jan 12, 2009Great album from a great band.
DavidS.Oct 7, 2008Their best in a decade! The songs exude confidence and epic grandeur. Serious goose-bump music. Proves that the boys are still the most important contemporary rock band of our generation. No other band can equal the soaring melodies and instant appeal. Whether you love em, or hate them. you must respect them!… Expand
ChrisC.Jan 18, 2009While this may come off as not as great of an album as Don't Believe The Truth, this is a simply great rock record that has swagger and heart unlike most of the bands out today.… Expand
AndrewR.Oct 7, 2008Its a true Oasis return to form. Best album since Be Here Now.
SHNov 16, 2008honestly it's long since gotten boring to hear oasis peddling the same few songs over and over again for 15 years. the result this time is so generic and uninspiring that it borders on self parody. many people regard oasis as a hasbeen band from 10 years or so ago and this does nothing but reinforce that perception. that the oasis hardcore continue to cling to the notion of oasis being one of the world's biggest bands is reminiscent of the old japanese soldiers who continued fighting in the jungles for years after world war 2 ended.… Expand
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