The Ultimate Oasis List

The gargantuan task of ranking every song by my favourite band.
-Only including songs officially released by the band, so no bootlegs, leaks, etc.
-Only including songs written by the band, so no covers, although I’ve given them their own separate list (see below).

 

Album Rankings:

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7. Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 6

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6. Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 6

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5. Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 7

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4. Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 8

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3. Be Here Now
Rating: 10

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2. Definitely Maybe
Rating: 10

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1. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 10

Song Rankings:

 

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128. A Quick Peep
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 3

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127. Sunday Morning Call
Album/Single: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 3

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126. (Probably) All In The Mind
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 5

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125.  Ain’t Got Nothing
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 5

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124. The Quiet Ones
Album/Single: The Importance of Being Idle
Rating: 5

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123. A Bell Will Ring
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 5

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122. Eyeball Tickler
Album/Single: Lyla
Rating: 5

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121. I Can See A Lair
Album/Single: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 5

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120. Better Man
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 5

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119. Born On A Different Cloud
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 5

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118. Be Here Now
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 5

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117. Hey Now!
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 5

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116. Force of Nature
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 5

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115. Guess God Thinks I’m Able
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 5

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114. Part Of The Queue
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 5

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113.Pass Me Down The Wine
Album/Single: The Importance of Being Idle
Rating: 5

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112. The Nature of Reality
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 5

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111. The Meaning of Soul
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 6

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110. Lord Don’t Slow Me Down
Album/Single: Lord Don’t Slow Me Down
Rating: 6

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109. Won’t Let You Down
Album/Single: Lyla
Rating: 6

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108. Love Like A Bomb
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 6

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107. Sittin’ Here In Silence (On My Own)
Album/Single: Let There Be Love
Rating: 7

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106. Hung In a Bad Place
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 7

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105. Can Y’See It Now? (I Can See It Now!!)
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth Japanese Edition
Rating: 7

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102. Boy With The Blues
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul Box Set
Rating: 7

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101. Carry Us On
Album/Single: Sunday Morning Call
Rating: 7

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100. Angel Child (Demo)
Album/Single: D’You Know What I Mean?
Rating: 7

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99. Strange Thing
Album/Single: Live Demonstration
Rating: 7

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98. I Believe In All
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul Japanese Edition/Box Set
Rating: 7

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97. Who Put The Weight Of The World On My Shoulders
Album/Single: Goal!: Music From The Motion Picture
Rating: 7

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96. Those Swollen Hand Blues
Album/Single: Falling Down
Rating: 7

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95. Full On
Album/Single: Sunday Morning Call
Rating: 7

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94. Married With Children
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 7

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93. Waiting For The Rapture
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 7

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92. Just Getting Older
Album/Single: The Hindu Times
Rating: 7

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91. Cloudburst
Album/Single: Live Forever
Rating: 7

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90. Digsy’s Dinner
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 7

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89. Magic Pie
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 7

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88. Put Yer Money Were Yer Mouth Is
Album/Single: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 7

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87. Turn Up The Sun
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 7

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86. Little James
Album/Single: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 7

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85. Where Did It All Go Wrong?
Album/Single: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 7

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84. Rockin’ Chair
Album/Single: Roll With It
Rating: 7

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83. Alive (Demo)
Album/Single: Shakermaker
Rating: 7

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83. I Will Believe [Live]
Album/Single: Supersonic
Rating: 7

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82. As Long As They’ve Got Cigarettes In Hell
Album/Single: Go Let It Out
Rating: 7

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81. Headshrinker
Album/Single: Some Might Say
Rating: 7

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80. (It’s Good) To Be Free
Album/Single: Whatever
Rating: 7

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79. Let’s All Make Believe
Album/Single: Go Let It Out
Rating: 7

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78. One Way Road
Album/Single: Who Feels Love?
Rating: 7

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77. Idler’s Dream
Album/Single: The Hindu Times
Rating: 7

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76. Soldier On
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 8

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75. (Get Of Your) High Horse Lady
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 8

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74. Fade-In Out
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 8

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73. Fuckin’ In The Bushes
Album/Single: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 8

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72. Acquiesce
Album/Single: Some Might Say
Rating: 8

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71. Underneath The Sky
Album/Single: Don’t Look Back In Anger
Rating: 8

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70. Keep The Dream Alive
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 8

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69. Bring It On Down
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 8

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68. Fade Away
Album/Single: Cigarettes & Alcohol
Rating: 8

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67. Up In the Sky
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 8

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66. I Hope, I Think, I Know
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 8

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65. Shout It Out Loud
Album/Single: Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Rating: 8

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64. Gas Panic!
Album/Single: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 8

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63. Roll It Over
Album/Single: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 8

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62. Flashbax
Album/Single: All Around The World
Rating: 8

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61. Going Nowhere
Album/Single: Stand By Me
Rating: 8

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60. To Be Where There’s Life
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 8

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59. Mucky Fingers
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 8

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58. She Is Love
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 9

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57. All Around The World (Reprise)
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 9

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56.The Hindu Times
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 9

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55. Thank You For The Good Times
Album/Single: Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Rating: 9

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55. The Importance of Being Idle
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 9

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53. Listen Up
Album/Single: Cigarettes & Alcohol
Rating: 9

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52. The Fame
Album/Single: All Around The World
Rating: 9

300full (3)
51. My Sister Lover
Album/Single: Stand By Me
Rating: 9

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50. Go Let It Out
Album/Single: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 9

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49. Little By Little
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 9

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48. Sad Song
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe Japanese Edition/ Don’t Go Away
Rating: 9

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47. It’s Better People
Album/Single: Roll With It
Rating: 9

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46. Bag It Up
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 9

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45. It’s Gettin’ Better (Man!!)
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 9

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44. Hello
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 10

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43. Stay Young
Album/Single: D’You Know What I Mean?
Rating: 10

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42. Songbird
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 10

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41. The Turning
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 10

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40. I’m Outta Time
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 10

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39.The Girl In A Dirty Shirt
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 10

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38. Don’t Go Away
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 10

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37. Step Out
Album/Single: Don’t Look Back In Anger
Rating: 10

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36. Bonehead’s Bank Holiday
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? [Vinyl Edition]
Rating: 10

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35. The Swamp Song
Album/Single: Wonderwall
Rating: 10

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34. Lyla
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 10

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33. Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Album/Single: Heathen Chemistry
Rating: 10

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32. The Shock Of The Lightening
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 10

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31. Falling Down
Album/Single: Dig Out Your Soul
Rating: 10

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30. Let There Be Love
Album/Single: Don’t Believe The Truth
Rating: 10

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29. Take Me Away
Album/Single: Supersonic
Rating: 10

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28. Half The World Away
Album/Single: Whatever
Rating: 10

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27. Round Are Way
Album/Single: Wonderwall
Rating: 10

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26. Columbia
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 10

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25. My Big Mouth
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 10

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24. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?
Album/Single: Shakermaker
Rating: 10

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23. Cast No Shadow
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 10

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22. She’s Electric
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 10

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21. Stand By Me
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 10

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20. Who Feels Love?
Album/Single: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Rating: 10

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19. Talk Tonight
Album/Single: Some Might Say
Rating: 10

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18. Supersonic
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 10

300full (5)
17. You’ve Got The Heart Of A Star
Album/Single: Songbird
Rating: 10

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16. I Got (The Fever)
Album/Single: Stand By Me
Rating: 10

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15. Roll With It
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 10

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14. Wonderwall
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 10

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13. Cigarettes & Alcohol
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 10

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12. Some Might Say
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 10

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11. Don’t Look Back In Anger
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 10

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10. Slide Away
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 10

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9. The Masterplan
Album/Single: Wonderwall
Rating: 10

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8. Shakermaker
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 10

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7. Champagne Supernova
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 10

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6. Whatever
Album/Single: Whatever
Rating: 10

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5. Morning Glory
Album/Single: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Rating: 10

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4. All Around The World
Album/Single: Be Here Now
Rating: 10

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3. D’You Know What I Mean?
Album/Single: Album/Single:> Be Here Now
Rating: 10

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2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 10

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1. Live Forever
Album/Single: Definitely Maybe
Rating: 10
Covers Ranked:

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9. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
Album/Single: Familar To Millions
Rating: 6

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8. Cum Feel The Noize
Album/Single: Don’t Look Back In Anger
Rating: 6

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7. My Generation
Album/Single: Little By Little/She Is Love
Rating: 6

300full (2)
6. Merry Xmas Everybody
Album/Single: NME in Association with War Child Presents 1 Love
Rating: 7

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5. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Album/Single: Some Might Say
Rating: 7

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4. Helter Skelter
Album/Single: Who Feels Love?
Rating: 7

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3. Street Fighting Man
Album/Single: All Around the World
Rating: 7

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2. Heroes
Album/Single: D’You Know What I Mean?
Rating: 9

300full (1)
1. I Am the Walrus [Live]
Album/Single: Cigarettes & Alcohol
Rating: 10

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Dig Out Your Soul (2008)

Do Believe the Truth!

Alas! A great Oasis album! The best Oasis album since Be Here Now (yes I am a “best since Be Here Now” person, not a “best since Morning Glory” person) one which is great from start to finish, unlike the patchy efforts of Heathen Chemistry and Don’t Believe the Truth.  Dig Out Your Soul is the most ambitious Oasis album since Be Here Now. Their previous three albums missed the large-scale orchestras and choirs present in their 90’s output and instead relied more on the acoustic side of things. Dig Out Your Soul brought it all back, creating the most richly textured Oasis album – one soaked in a trippy, psychedelic, moody, 60’s inspired atmosphere.

The first good sign with Dig Out Your Soul is the album cover – it rocks! I haven’t seen an Oasis album cover that good since The Masterplan but onto the actual songs, the first two tracks are excellent and they’re not singles. The structure of Bag It Up reminds me of Rock ‘n’Roll Star in how the final portion of the song has no vocals with epic over the top instrumentation. This along with The Turning and The Shock of Lightning are the most balls to wall rockers Oasis have done since the 90’s. Waiting For the Rapture is a good mid-tempo rocker, although I do feel the demo version is more atmospheric.  I consider I’m Outta Time to be the best song Liam ever wrote. Oasis aren’t the first band to come to mind when I think of love songs; with several of their songs such as Wonderwall I’m unsure whether they would be classified as love songs but this is one song which can undeniably be classified as such and such a beauty at that. Falling Down is one of Noel’s finest accomplishments, showcasing Oasis vision of the apocalypse. It’s strangely prophetic this dark and brooding song would be Oasis’ final single, as well as with the album as a whole; signaling the final days of a band whose popularity was shrinking. The album still isn’t without its weak songs, coming in the form of Ain’t Got Nothin’ and The Nature of Reality. With the later, I can tell you a lot of Oasis fans hate this song with a passion: Me? I think it’s more mediocre than terrible.

The other important aspect of Dig Out Your Soul which I’ve not heard anyone else mention is this may be a concept album, or at least that’s the impression I get. The songs tell a story of an impending apocalypse as we are told to “Bag It Up” because we are “Waiting for The Rapture” which occurs with “The Shock of the Lightning”. The use of a John Lennon quote sampled in I’m Outta Time reinforces the apocalyptic theme (“It’s every Englishman’s inalienable right to live where the hell he likes. What’s it going to do, vanish? It’s not going to be there when I get back.”) even more so as Lennon said this shortly before his own untimely death in 1980. The remaining songs dealing with the aftermath of the apocalypse such as the alien sounding (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady and To Be Where There’s Life (I believe the title of that one explains itself). This all culminates in the album’s final song Soldier On, that we will soldier on until the very end.

Dig Out Your Soul can proudly sit beside Oasis’ first three albums and partially makes up for the band’s lackluster run during the 2000’s but hey, we don’t look back in anger, I heard you say.

 

Oasis:  1991 – 2009

 

Dig Out Your Soul Era B-Sides and Rarities

In 2005 CD singles were on their last legs, by 2008/9 they had all but gone, becoming designated to collector’s items. With the three singles to come of Dig Out Your Soul, only one B-side was produced. Those Swollen Hand Blues from the Falling Down single – a good trippy, psychedelic number. The box set of Dig Out Your Soul contained a CD of bonus material comprised of alternative versions of songs, remixes and two alum outtakes, Boy With The Blues and I Believe In All. The rarities produced for Dig Out Your Soul won’t give the likes of Live Forever a run for its money but they are with unearthing.