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Noel Gallagher recycled songs for a miserable day

LOUGHBOROUGH (ENGLAND) & NEW YORK CITY - Noel Gallagher's album reviews. Notice the "reviewers tilt"... and "lastability"... I don't really agree about "production", should even be less, it's a clearly over-produced album, with effects for the voice, etc.
Of course Noel fans will say that 51% is positive. They know about music more than music critics and their job.
Of course you can find people around quoting statistics and bullshit, which don't consider ALL the reviews... only the ones they prefer, such as: the NME, Q magazine, etc., that is, magazines who live of the media darling Noel and could never write anything negative, or they wouldn't sell anything.

23th negative review of Noel's album. Beady Eye still only one negative.
When I heard Noel Gallagher was releasing a solo album, I was exceedingly skeptical, and although some of it could be called re-cycled Oasis, other tracks can be credited for being fresh and moderately exciting - not the best of compliments I know.
The single "What A Life" is however, a breath of fresh air, and this was much to my surprise. In this pumping tune, there are certainly elements of inspiration from indie rock band The Doves i.e., a soaring build of piano accompanied by a beat solid enough to inspire an audience. The debut single attempts to launch a new start for Noel Gallagher and his exit from Oasis. The single, alone, is successful here. It doesn’t use the remnants of Oasis, something I feared it would, though saying this, the majority of the remaining songs on the album ooze a dated Oasis style in one way or another, a feature that is a hindrance rather than a quality. The track “Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks” is an example of a re-cycled Oasis track which brings nothing noticeably new to the music scene and then we have the track “The Wrong Beach” which is regurgitated form the latter.
It is true that Noel Gallagher will never be the a revolutionary lyricist and it almost seems as if he can’t be bothered when you consider the lines “Falling in and out of love, a broken heart is still beating” in the introductory track “Everybody’s on the Run”. This is essentially the tone of the whole album. Listening to this album is a bit like walking along the Humber Bridge on a miserable day; somehow you have no desire to be elsewhere but you don’t know why.
It’s admirable that Noel Gallagher continues to pursue with his music and is capable of crafting a decent sounding record, but, is he challenging himself? Not really. He even brushed upon the fact that he knows he is not capable of more when he said earlier this year: “If only Liam was singing the songs and Noel was writing them..... well we've been there haven’t we".
It’s true, Noel Gallagher is no Thom Yorke, or Chris Martin. To survive in the current musical climate, it is all about following a passion, making mistakes and experimenting to find a unique sound. Of course we will remember Oasis, but his solo career is in danger of being as successful as that of Richard Ashcroft. I recommend you stay in your original band boys.

Agreed. And I want also the Verve reunion. I liked very much Ashcroft's solo albums, they are among my favourites, but what he is doing now it's horrible.


"Singing through your nose in a parka with yiur hands behind your back flicking the idd "V" sign diesnt make a great front man"
(this one needs his own language dictionary...)

singing through your falsetto in gypsy clothes in an awkward position looking lost onstage and being the man who had to pay the most money for copying songs (fact) doesn't make you a great songwriter...

"Liams a fantastic frontman. Well done to Chris & Tony from The Real People who helped him become who he is"

well done to Chris&Tony from The Real People for writing Columbia, Rockin' chair, Whatever, Don't go away, etc. and helped Noel to record something.
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2000

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

summer tour without Noel

2003

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

2011


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.

2012

new tour

2013

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



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

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.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


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

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

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

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
..... € 10 = £ 8

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