- Audio CD (April 18 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Single, Maxi, Import
- Label: Big Brother
- ASIN: B000063T2M
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
|1. The Hindu Times|
|2. Just Getting Older|
|3. Idler's Dream|
With his sort of genius who needs Liam in the band, just hand over all singing / song-writing not to mention crafty guitar work to Noel & the band will have an album far better than "What's The Story" which is what they've been trying to top but that one Liam (you pulled that off somehow). As for Liam, aren't you always putting Oasis fans to discontent as every time the new album comes out so does your running joke that you are over as a band, man us fans dig people with talent & would only crave to have it yet I think if you went into music than please don't abandon your fans.
In the meantime I am going to acquire as many oasis cd singles that have Noel's B or A sides & wack them onto one disc & have my very own merry Noel Gallagher album because his stuff is in depth on personal levels where one can relate, enjoy & listen to repeatedly without any pessimistic associated stigma.
Cheers Noel & keep up the good work.
i like the hindu times. i think it's a strong single. and from the sound of the new album (i know you've listened to it too), things are looking up for them. but i don't think it's much better than sotsog or be here now. they're both fine albums with songs that really put to shame some of the tracks on here.
Unfortunately, "Just Getting Older" doesn't keep the freewheeling vibe going. The song is a tad maudlin for my taste, similar to the dullness heard on "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" from the last record. Noel sings (whines) in front of an angelic chorus in the background, which sounds a bit contrived to me. In my opinion, the guy should come to terms with his age by doing what he does best: rocking out, like on "The Hindu Times," rather than singing forlorn ballads about himself.
Finally, with its pleasant piano backdrop, "Idler's Dream" is a better song, but still too slow for Oasis, who don't always thrive on sentimentality. However, if the song "The Hindu Times" is any indication, the upcoming "Heathen Chemistry" could be a classic Oasis record, reminiscent of the days of "Be Here Now." Let's hope.