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Oasis ~ Masterplan
Following a British rock tradition initiated by the Beatles and lovingly inherited by the Jam and the Clash, Oasis is the only band of the CD era to offer fans extra tracks on their singles that are often as good as, if not better than, the hits. Rather than saving his new songs for the next full album, Noel Gallagher prefers immediacy. Thus, this compilation of those various "B-Sides"--many available as nonimports for the first time--works just great as a listening experience, offering metallic rushes ("Acquiesce," "The Swamp Song") and absolute melodic beauty ("Talk Tonight," the marvelous "Rockin' Chair"), while conjuring up the ghosts of Mott the Hoople, T. Rex, the Fab Four, and Slade, although Oasis's "Cum On Feel the Noize" is sadly absent. --Bill Holdship
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The first five tracks of this album are the album's best highlight, with the mega anthem 'Acquiese' starting off the pack. 'Underneath The Sky' is an overlooked piece, with a wonderful melody and piano bridge. 'Talk Tonight' is what acoustic concert-goers long for in it's beauty, while 'Going Nowhere' feeds your dreams of escaping your dead end town. 'Fade Away' has a massive kick of electric guitars and riffs, accompanied by a sneering Liam vocal.
Unfortunetly, the one low point in this disc is the following two tracks. 'The Swamp Song' is decent, but doesn't belong with such gems as the tracks before. And despite many Oasis fans claiming otherwise, 'I Am The Walrus' is by far the worst song Oasis have ever recorded, much less their worst cover. The aural quality is horrible, and it's one of the few times that Liam's vocals leave something to be desired. Luckily for you, you have the power to skip to 'Listen Up'
Ah, 'Listen Up'. Lovely opening riff, even better melody. The epic of the album, filling you with the pride that only Oasis can. 'Rockin Chair' and 'Half The World Away' are two more acoustic sparks that show Noel's power as a massive guitarist/songwriter. '(It's Good) To Be Free' is decent track perfect to sing along with. 'Stay Young' is loud and fun while 'Headshrinker' knocks your head off with its power.Read more ›
Having said all this, I reccomend this album like a classic of 90's rock, and an Oasis must have. B-sides? not really, you get a bomb here.
Many of those songs were (and in some cases, are) an integral part of Oasis' live repertoire, and for good reason: they are as good, if not better, than the regular album tracks. The highlights are many and include "Acquiesce", the intimate "Talk Tonight", the scorching "Swamp Song" (which started their concerts in the 95-96 era), "Rocking Chair", "(It's Good) To Be Free", one of their best songs ever, period.
I didn't wait for the 1998 release of this and bought a bootleg CD simply called "The Non-Album Tracks" (prestine audio quality), the set list of which is mostly overlapping with this, but containing the essential "It's Better People", "Round Are Way" and "Bonehead's Bank's Holiday", which are for whatever reason not on here. No matter, this collection is just as superb, and an absolute must for any Oasis fan.
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Looks like Oasis are still lost in the desert and are still trying to find their own identity. Comparing OASIS to one of the greatest groups of all-time is idiocy. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2007 by Jason Hutton
All of you out there who feel Oasis are the 2nd coming of beatles are wrong. Though influenced (and which major rock/pop band isnt) by the beatles, Oasis stands for evrything the... Read morePublished on June 23 2004
The album sleeve says that the band "believe a B-side is no excuse not to care," and they mean it. Read morePublished on April 6 2004 by Matt J. Craven
Naaah, I'll have to pass on this one. Neil Innes writes much better Beatle songs then these guys. At least he realized what he was doing was a joke.Published on Nov. 22 2003
While some people write off b-side collections as a "contractual obligation" album i tend to see them in a diffrent light. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2003 by K. Tucker
Noel is a genius. This is easlily the greatest Oasis cd. In an interview, Noel said that the song The Master Plan IS his greatest composition, adn he's correct. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2003 by Justin Fogarty
At the peak of their power, even Oasis' B-Sides were better than most bands A-Sides. That renders "The Masterplan" essential. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2003 by Ben Dugan
First off, I've been a fan since I was 10 years old. And frankly, 10-year-olds know their music. I can listen to this album straight through, hum every chord, and sing every song... Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2003 by Kat C
These are some of the rejects from the oasis collection. If you put every oasis song that has been put on some kind of cd (album,ep's,lp,s etc) you will find this to be the best... Read morePublished on April 24 2003