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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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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
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  1. 80
    Why Me? Why Not. is indeed comparable to one of Macca’s recent solo albums, a little modern, a little throwback, a lot of good stuff. Don’t miss out on the resurgence of Liam Gallagher while you’re hoping against hope for the return of his former band.
  2. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. Uncut
    Sep 19, 2019
    70
    Why Me? Why Not. ticks a number of boxes for his fanbase. [Nov 2019, p.25]
  5. Sep 20, 2019
    70
    It wouldn’t be a Gallagher record without an ode to John Lennon, and Why Me? Why Not checks all the boxes.
  6. Sep 27, 2019
    69
    Why Me? Why Not. largely succeeds when Gallagher allows himself to dig deep into his past and get a bit personal.
  7. Sep 19, 2019
    50
    There’s attitude aplenty from the very outset. In fact, its first track, “Shockwave,” contains the clarion call of electric guitars combined with bluesy harp, at least partially giving the lie to chest-thumping lyrics Liam delivers with an almost audible sneer. The repetition of the refrain might be better served with an extra dollop or two of spontaneity, and while this somewhat stilted production might well be expected from Kurstin and Wyatt–who’ve worked with the likes of Adele and Lady Gaga–it doesn’t lessen the dampening effect on this performance and that of “Now That’ I’ve Found You.”

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 25, 2019
    10
    Great 2nd solo album by Liam Gallagher and a successful follow up to his excellent debut "As You Were". A cohesive and mature piece of work,Great 2nd solo album by Liam Gallagher and a successful follow up to his excellent debut "As You Were". A cohesive and mature piece of work, with Liam doing what he knows best, delivering great catchy rock n roll tunes to sing your heart out. Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2019
    10
    A great 90s style rock album, with sincere and intelligent lyrics as well as heavy hitting rock instrumentals, Gallagher doesn't stretch farA great 90s style rock album, with sincere and intelligent lyrics as well as heavy hitting rock instrumentals, Gallagher doesn't stretch far from his strengths and delivers an album to satisfy precisely what fans of his style of music hope for from him and too endless quality in all aspects. Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2019
    10
    Great album. Executed the rock n roll Liam sound well. Great vocals and lyrics. Production is clean
  4. Sep 20, 2019
    9
    Brilliant follow up to As You Were.
    Disappointed that Halo made the cut and Misunderstood was left to be a “Bonus Track”
    Now That I’ve found
    Brilliant follow up to As You Were.
    Disappointed that Halo made the cut and Misunderstood was left to be a “Bonus Track”
    Now That I’ve found You is a real highlight, as is Gone.
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  5. May 13, 2022
    9
    His best solo stuff to date. A great mix of stompers and ballads and includes his best solo song, Once.
  6. Sep 28, 2019
    8
    Um ótimo álbum e com Liam mostrando que ainda consegue manter aquela voz de 20 anos atrás que o fez famoso. Ótimas faixas e bem "rock n' roll".
  7. Sep 30, 2019
    5
    Насколько блестящим был сольный дебют младшего из братьев основателей легендарных Oasis, настолько серым и безликим оказалось продолжение.Насколько блестящим был сольный дебют младшего из братьев основателей легендарных Oasis, настолько серым и безликим оказалось продолжение. Может быть, это синдром второго альбома?

    Лучшие треки:
    Now That I've Found You
    Why Me? Why Not.
    Be Still
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