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Be Here Now
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|1. D'You Know What I Mean?|
|2. My Big Mouth|
|3. Magic Pie|
|4. Stand By Me|
|5. I Hope, I Think, I Know|
|6. The Girl In The Dirty Shirt|
|7. Fade In-Out|
|8. Don't Go Away|
|9. Be Here Now|
|10. All Around The World|
|11. It's Gettin' Better (Man!!)|
|12. All Around The World (Reprise)|
Shamelessly enamored of The Beatles, Oasis uses BE HERE NOWto serve up another heaping platter of larger-than-life rock and roll garnished with Fab Fourisms. Noel Gallagher's ambitious songwriting and production (which, not coincidentally, was done at Abbey Road) result in an average song length of almost six minutes and the full, gnarly guitar sound that's become Oasis' trademark. "Magic Pie" and "All Around The World" incorporate brassy orchestration reminiscent of "Let It Be", while the former's name seems a less-than-subtle nod to Macca's FLAMING PIE album released a few months prior.
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"D'you Know What I Mean" kick's off the album in fantastic Oasis form. The song is catchy, rocking' and one of Oasis' best if you ask me. The beat is awesome, the guitar's swing and Liam's vocals shine on this one! The next track, "My Big Mouth" is another rocker, but in louder form then were used to hearing from the boy's. It's quite a loud one, so brace yourself, but I love the swagger in this song and the lyric's are funny. Next up we have a Noel sung song, "Magic Pie". It sound's like he went for that "Epic" style on this song, and he almost does it....but fall's short as it is a tad to long. Nevertheless, the song is great and is the only song Noel sing's on this album. "Stand By Me", one of the single's off the album is another song that suffers from being to long. Shorten it up a minute or two and it's an A+ track. The next three track's are some of my least favorite Oasis tunes in their catalog. "I Hope, I think, I Know" is as bland as an Oasis song you'll find. "The Girl In The Dirty Shirt" isn't much better, although it does benefit from being a tad catchy. "Fade In-Out" is an interesting song (Yes Johnny Depp play's slide) and is actually a neat listen, but like many on this album it drag's on to long. On "Don't Go Away" Oasis seemed to try a little to hard but it's a great song and quite pretty. "Be Here Now", the title track, like "Don't Go Away" is a slower rocker on the album and is a relaxing listen if you make it this far on the album.Read more ›
And this is where the album precisely suffers. Had some of the tracks been trimmed down in length -- or had been removed, altogether -- this would definitely rank right up there with their earlier classics. Quite a few of the enjoyable songs here *do* rank up there in the classic department, but, the same can't be said for the album as a whole. The typical oceanic wall-of-sound brought on by the maximum electricity-filled guitars is ever-present, and is very welcome, but some of the songs are just not very interesting.
For instance, heavy rockers like "D'You Know What I Mean?," "My Big Mouth," and "It's Getting Better Man" are excellent songs, and the lengthy natures of these are a welcome asset: getting lost in that smothering, dense, loud, electrified (and melodic) wall-of-sound is just a divine, transcendent experience, and made even better given that it lasts longer. This, is where the lengthy aspect works. The heavy, melodic and touching ballads "Magic Pie" and "Stand By Me" similarly share this same asset.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
A really nice album, which is under rated because of probably the greatest album of all time coming before this. But It's a very good album. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2010 by Ben Nicholson
The best song on this album is the lead single "D'You know what I mean". The rest of the album is pure garbage and Noel Gallagher is an insult to the Beatles. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2007 by Jason Hutton
There's been a stalinist re-write of history on this CD.
'The Greatest Thing Ever' on it's release soon evolved into 'A Misguided Overblown Epic'. Read more
Critics suck. This album is better than people give say it is. It may not be their best work, but to anyone with any clue on what good music is should know this cd is a great one. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Mark J. Devito
Incredible bad musicians, terrible song writers, the worst vocalist ever, what else can I say?
They totally destroyed what the Beatles created for all of us. Read more
Some of the lyrics are'nt very good at all I'm afraid and it just does'nt live up to their first two albums, thank goodness they've... Read more
what's wrong with "Be Here Now"?
in short, it's too long
nearly every song is two, three, four minutes longer than it needs to be
also many people may have... Read more
Oasis achieved phenomenal success with the release of their 1995 album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory," but then followed the unfortunate trend of having their next... Read morePublished on April 6 2004 by Matt J. Craven
All of the swaggering guitar riffs, snarling vocals, and straight-ahead rock combo sounds stack up to lasting more than an hour and ten minutes on Be Here Now. Read morePublished on March 25 2004 by J. GARRATT