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81

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  • Summary: The second full-length solo release from the Oasis singer features contributions from producer Greg Kurstin, Damon McMahon, Michael Tighe, and Andrew Wyatt.
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Shockwave
You sold me right up the river You had to hold me back You could've looked for the sunshine, yeah But you had to paint the whole thing black Now I'm... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 80
    This album lacks the novelty factor – Liam finally going solo – that made ‘As You Were’ so welcome. But it’s more diverse (everything’s relative) and textured.
  2. Mojo
    Sep 10, 2019
    80
    There are a few other naff moments, but Gallagher's voice carries everything, sounding fantastic, high and bright in the mix. [Oct 2019, p.82]
  3. Sep 10, 2019
    80
    Gallagher remains an excellent interpreter of others’ lyrics, but he takes the skill further here and it results in a collection of classic songs drenched in melody, accompanied by clearly expressed, noticeable lyrics.
  4. Q Magazine
    Sep 10, 2019
    80
    It is a track or two too long. ... But that aside, Why Me? Why Not. is a triumph, one that proves As You Were was no fluke and that Lia Gallagher is well and truly back on track. [Oct 2019, p.104]
  5. Sep 18, 2019
    70
    Why Me? Why Not. is not the swaggering, confident album you might expect. Rather, there is a vulnerability and a sense of humility to go with the polished songcraft. While the musical influences are pretty standard Liam Gallagher fare these are surprisingly accomplished, memorable songs. The lasting, overall impression is of Gallagher discovering a belief in himself as an artist rather than simply as a singer in a rock 'n' roll band.