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Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants [Explicit Lyrics]

Oasis Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (270 customer reviews)

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1. Fuckin' In The Bushes
2. Go Let It Out!
3. Who Feels Love?
4. Put Your Money Where Yer Mouth Is
5. Little James
6. Gas Panic!
7. Where Did It All Go Wrong?
8. Sunday Morning Call
9. I Can See A Liar
10. Roll It Over

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With Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, the self-professed "biggest rock & roll band in the world" continue their exploration of great British rock of the late '60s. Paying homage to heroes is one thing, but many of Standing's best moments sound like their icons' low points. This is Oasis, however, and they do pull some stunners out of their hats. "Gas Panic" and "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" demonstrate the command of catchy hooks and epic anthems that powered their classic first two albums, Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory? Elsewhere, their influences are more obvious. The psychedelic "Who Feels Love?" is George Harrison in full Eastern mystic mode, complete with sitar, tabla, and tape loops. The rocker "Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is" has the strut and stomp of vintage Doors and Rolling Stones, but is ultimately let down by weak wordplay. Liam Gallagher's "Little James," a paean to paternal love, also contains some laughable couplets ("You live for your toys, even though they make noise"). Still, Standing is a definite improvement over its 1997 predecessor, Be Here Now. For real proof that Oasis resurrected Britpop in the '90s, newcomers would do well to investigate Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory? --Rob Burrow

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the backlash! May 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
Oasis comes down to Earth after flying sky high with hopes and ambitions in "Be Here Now". "Giants" is sober, but the music is trippy, in a way only Oasis can pull off. "F***kin' In the Bushes is an excellent opener and the album holds steady through the entire playlist. "Go Let It Out" is basic Oasis, "Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is" and "I Can See A Liar" are weak lyrically, but people seem to miss the barrage of music being played behind Liam's words, excellent drumming by Alan White. "Who Feels Love?" "Little James" and "Gas Panic!" are the three very trippy songs. There is a ridiculous sitar bridge in "Love?" and an even more ridiculous mellotron bridge in "Panic!", must hear both. "Little James" is the first song written by Liam on an Oasis album, his lyrics are simple and at the same time heartwarming in his first song. "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" and "Sunday Morning Call" are sung by Noel, and he is at his best in both; very regretful in "Wrong", and even more regretful in "Call", as this whole album is the hangover after "Be Here Now". The album ender is "Roll It Over" and its appeal can equal "Champagne Supernova" at times as they are both similiar songs. Overall, "Giants" is a solid album, all the way through, and the transformation of Oasis into a more grownup band. The music is more intricate and polished than its predecessors as they were all carried by catchy hooks and simple chords. Recommended for anyone with an ear for good music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars maybe i'm crazy ... Jan. 5 2004
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... but i've loved oasis since day 1, i LOVE the first 2 records, think "be here now" is spotty but brilliant at times, HATE "heathen chemistry", but i actually think THIS is their BEST ALBUM OVERALL .... am i the ONLY ONE who feels this way? i swear: nothing could match the swagger of "maybe" and "morning glory" (and for me personally the joy of doing lines off those CD cases as a young freak while i listened to em!), but sh*t this record has some - a LOT of - killer tunes, and is a REAL progression forward, unlike "heathen" which, despite the presence of one of the 2 geniuses of overlooked but fantastic shoegazers RIDE in attendance, kinda SUCKS?!?!? well that's just my opinion ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out-...-Standing! May 28 2003
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Format:Audio CD
... While most of the songs are nothing like DM or WTSMG, that doesn't imply the songs are terrible. Oasis has taken a different route and they have definitely succeeded. SOTSOG has some exceptionally well written songs, such as Gas Panic! and Roll It Over. The best band in the world continues to be just that by showing they can even make top notch slow, emotional songs.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Buy this one last... June 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
Ok, do not buy this album as your introduction to the band. For crying out loud get Morning Glory or Heathen Chemistry first. This album was recorded in the midst of turmoil in the band, and only the Gallaghers and Alan White came out the other side (White is now also gone). And it shows. But there are many strong points - The instrumental first track features some fantastic drumming and a guitar riff that is still stuck in my head. Go Let It Out is Noel's singalong genius coming out again, and I love it. The other highlights are Where Did It All Go Wrong and Gas Panic - GP in particular should go down as one of their all time bests. But as an album it feels somewhat average, and you know they can do so much better - they proved it, in fact, with Heathen Chemistry.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Standing on shoulders indeed May 17 2004
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Standing On The Shoulder of Giants has the unfortunate reputation of the Oasis album with no spine. Even though there is a sound byte with cursing in the first track, this album shows a more mellow and contemporary Oasis, a sound that tends to clash against the snarling roar of Definitely Maybe. This did not catch on very well. In fact, one critic pronounced it the worst album of 2000.
In perspective, Standing On The Shoulder of Giants sits in the middle of being an outstanding Oasis album and being a total disappointment. In some ways it hits the mark, and in some ways it misses entirely. This all adds up to a B-.
There are some painfully forgettable tracks such as the Doors rip-off Put Your Money Where Yer Mouth Is, the bland and substanceless I Can See A Liar, and Liam's first recorded original song Little James (a silly aping of Hey Jude). But what's left is gold, such as the Kula Shaker-triggered Who Feels Love. Standing tall is Gas Panic, probably the best track on the album. Noel takes lead vocal on Where Did It All Go Wrong? and Sunday Morning Call (the latter foreshadowing Heathen Chemistry). Giants ends on a soft note with the George Harrison-inspired Roll It Over.
When you add it all up, two-thirds of this album is great Oasis. The rest is just kinda meh (a vocal grunt describing disinterest). But it comes mildly recommended. The b-sides are also worth tracking down.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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After the relative disaster that was "Be Here Now," Oasis get back on track with a solid effort. The overall mood is a bit more dark and reflective than their previous albums, you probably won't be throwing this on at a party. "Sunday Morning Call" is probably the best embodiment of that sentiment. The song is almost nursery-rhyme-like in its simple beauty, but there's also a layer of sadness that it quite evident in the song. Ditto to "Little James". The one song that breaks that mould is also the stand-out track: "Go Let It Out" is a well-crafted song that's decidedly more rock than roll. Also, some albums come with a bonus disk which has "Go Let It Out" and "Let's All Make Believe." Having two copies of the same song on a single album is a bit ridiculous, but "Let's All Make Believe" is a stunningly beautiful song about wanting to return to the ease and simplicity of childhood. All in all it's a pretty consistent album, but there's still not much to drag a casual fan back into the band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Best Oasis album made, all the songs are great, on the previous albums(which was also great), not all the songs were consistent
Published on Oct. 21 2005 by Mark T*tties Nelson - attending Archbishop Oscar Romero High School
5.0 out of 5 stars Oasis won't let go
I started really getting into Oasis just a few months ago. Picking up their records at used CD places and what not. Out of all their CD's this one has had the most play time. Read more
Published on Jan. 14 2004 by D. Brock
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best Oasis CD but great
I like Stading on the Shoulder of Giants. It's the first CD with the new Oasis bandmates. It's probaly the worst of the albums that Oasis has put out. Read more
Published on Oct. 1 2003 by Matthew Edmundson
1.0 out of 5 stars The End of an Era
Well, it couldn't have lasted forever, could it? After the bombastic, larger-than-life "Be Here Now", Noel Gallagher wanted to write a few more low key numbers. Thats all right. Read more
Published on Sept. 2 2003 by Ben Dugan
2.0 out of 5 stars gallagher's canyon
The brothers Gallagher and crew blistered out of the ether in 1994 with the quintessential angry young Brit declaration Definitely Maybe to become the celebrated Beatles/Clash... Read more
Published on Aug. 29 2003 by "perryink2"
5.0 out of 5 stars READ THIS REVIEW
I had my reservations before buying this cd. If you're reading these reviews, maybe you feel the same. It was rumored to be the weakest of Oasis's career. Read more
Published on May 27 2003 by Paul
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Published on April 13 2003 by Seo-Yeon
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