After the 1st album (Definitely Maybe) it was going to be hard to match that epic. The lads do a good job of trying as so many tracks on this album do hit the mark. "Don't Look Back in Anger" is a standout but it's not the only one. "Hello," "Wonderwall," "Some Might Say," "she's Electric" and "Morning Glory" all stack up well.
The weakest track is the single "Roll With It" which sounds at best like a B-side. Also, "Champagne Supernova" is far too long. Clocking in at 7 mins 27 secs, I had time to go make tea and have some crumpet (hey, I work fast...what can I tell ya).
All bad puns aside, the overall feel of this album is less a sonic explosion and more a fun night out at the pub or on holiday. It doesn't make it less enticing, just different.