Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Album Review: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds by Noel Gallagher

A while back I reviewed the debut album from Beady Eye. That band was essentially Oasis without Noel Gallagher. Now we have the first solo album from Noel Gallagher. Where Beady Eye took the 60's rock components of Oasis and brought them to the fore, here Noel Gallagher has taken the big sound, melodic, stadium sized songs of Oasis and formed an entire album around it.

The album is consistent with not a bad track on it, but it's also missing something. I was listening to it while at the gym the other day and found that I simply couldn't focus on the album. It just sort of fell into the background. Walking home alone in the dark it works better, but there is something so soft about the songs and the presentation that it never really grabs your attention.

Still it is full of good hooks and you could easily put it on as background music while you cook, just as you could with the album from Beady Eye.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.

1 comment:

  1. "Shoot a hole in the sun"? This is so weird. When I was 3 (and I know it was when I was 3, because we were living in Highland Park, Ill., at the time and we lived there only when I was 3), I woke up from a dream with a tremendously vivid dream of taking a gun and walking toward the horizon to go shoot a hole in the sun.