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MEDFORD - Daily negative reviews, lol. I even feel pity for Noel... he needs fuel...
Noel Gallagher, the more talented half of Oasis' infamous Gallagher duo, has finally released his debut solo album — and it's ok. Since Gallagher announced that he was going to strike out on his own, Oasis fans worldwide have been betting for months that the album just wouldn't have what it takes to follow up Oasis.
While "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds" still retains that unmistakable Oasis sound, it also represents everything the artist couldn't do as a member of the group. He's no longer inhibited by his brother's insistence that they stick to familiar territory.
The opening song, "Everybody's on the Run," is the album's strongest track. Unfortunately, the album slowly and steadily declines from that point on.
Though listeners should try to distinguish Noel Gallagher from Oasis at this point, it's easier said than done when he's singing "hold on" to almost the exact same chord progression from "Stop Crying Your Heart Out."
Obviously, Noel Gallagher's aim with the album was to deviate from the rusty vocals Liam Gallagher delivered on every Oasis song. He even brought in a choir to give the tracks a more mystical air. However, it's hard not to consider how "Everybody's on the Run" would be near−perfect if Liam were singing instead, as his brother doesn't quite have the vocal power to pull off such a vibrant song.
Though Noel Gallagher referred to "Dream On" as a throwaway filler song in an interview with XFM radio, it also happens to be one of the catchiest songs on the album — imagine if Oasis were sort of cheerful.
That perky sound is also evident in the album's first single, "The Death of You and Me," to which Gallagher's lilting vocals lend a cheeky feel. The song features a veritable orchestra, with a musical saw and a brass band playing in the background.
It's hard not to think of the family drama playing out in the Gallagher household when Noel Gallagher sings, "Forever we'd be free/Free to spend our whole lives running/From people who would be/The death of you and me." Does anyone else think that's a thinly veiled reference to his sibling?The most unique track on "High Flying Birds" is the house music−inspired "AKA … What a Life!" The track revolves around Gallagher's jazz−pop fusion piano riff. This song is lighthearted and fun, and it signifies to listeners that Gallagher seems to enjoy making music without his brother breathing down his neck and constantly swearing at him.
"(I Wanna Live In a Dream In My) Record Machine" is another catchy yet somehow empty song.
Though Noel Gallagher is capable of writing mass−friendly music and elegantly phrased lyrics, he lacks the appeal of a frontman — the glaring, the boisterous energy that Liam Gallagher brought to the table. Somehow, each song showcases this deficiency.
Mediocre solo debut.

Katherine Griffiths

one from Germany (German superior intelligence lol...not sure about that) ‎..und Wertung: 2/10 für Noel, 7/10 für Liam... ich (Marco) denke 5 für Noel (weil manchmal 7, manchmal 3, lol), und 8 für Beady Eye

I think the point is that in general Beady Eye songs are happier, so with time they get better 'cause one listens to them with pleasure. If you're in a good mood and listen to certain Noel songs, you throw the cd away.
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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates


30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel


16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.


new tour


3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)

8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland


Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)



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