With a bit (ok, loads) of time on my grubby mittens, I have been clearing out the hundreds of CDs in my collection, and I’ve been attempting to marry the many lost CDs with their cases.
In doing so, I came across What’s the Story (Morning Glory) by Oasis. I haven’t listened to it all the way through since the week I bought it; if memory serves, you had to queue to buy it. I’ve given it a spin, and what a bloody average-to-poor album it is. Having done a bit of digging, I see that many reviews at the time called it out as being disappointing.
I’m no hater of Noelly G: he’s written some belters, but this?…A Gary Glitter sample? Two songs that last less than a minute to pad out the album? A song that blatantly lifts from the You and Me theme tune? Please: this album sold 22 million copies, and it was voted the best album since 1980 at the 2012 Brits.
Over to you. Am I being harsh? What other albums got a critical kicking but were loved by the public?