Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS / Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds [2011]

After the inevitable end of the '90's Britpop outfit Oasis, Noel & Liam Gallagher started their own projects hoping to outshine the other.
While Liam's Beady Eyes' effort was a so-so album full of boastful rawness, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds proves that the older brother is in fact finely in tune with the tasteful craftmanship of songwriting. Gone are the pompous intros and lagging straight-faced guitar solos of Oasis and are now replaced by tight little pop songs that are just pure fun and even silly in spots.
Without his younger brother, Noel does sound a little naked and isn't afraid to admit it. It might not be a classic Gallagher album but is certainly a step in the right direction.

3 Shy eyes following you out of 5

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