Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Psychedelia is really only compelling when ego takes a backseat to kaleidoscopic music, and the Gallaghers are, of course, incapable of such a gesture.
  2. Nowadays, the Gallaghers can only offer stylized guitar murk and hookless acoustic ditties; even scarier, you can understand their lyrics, which are more mush-headed and lovey-dovey than you'd expect from a band this self-satisfied.
  3. Heathen Chemistry also takes the time to cop riffs and progressions from previous Oasis hits.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 59
  2. Negative: 9 out of 59
  1. Jul 22, 2014
    6
    The weakest album by Oasis. Definitely not as great as "Standing on the Shoulder of Giants", but it tries. The best song of the album it's called "Songbird" and surprisingly, it's written by Liam. This song is a Lennonesque ballad with the simplicity of three chords and amazing lyrics. Another great tune in the album it's called "Stop Crying Your Heart Out", this one it's written by Noel and ignoring the similarity to Wonderwall , it's a great and motivational tune. So, this album it's not bad, but it's not great either. Full Review »
  2. Jan 15, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The best Oasis album of the 2000's era, includes greatest rock song like The Hindu Times, Force of Nature & (Probably) All In The Mind, are greatest rock song, all the album is amazing,perfect, the best masterpiece & The 2nd. best Oasis album, after (What's The Story) Morning Glory?, i got nothing more to say, is perfect Full Review »
  3. Mar 8, 2013
    8
    With Heathen Chemistry Oasis return to their typical sound, after the "experiments" of their previous album.
    It is a good album, but very far
    from their first two. However some songs are wonderful, especially Stop Crying Your Heart Out and Little By Little. I also like Probably All In The Mind and some others. Full Review »