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Extremely limited edition double 180gm vinyl LP repressing of this 2000 album from the Britpop band. This vinyl reissue contains brand new sleeve notes. Big Brother. 2009.
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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With my expectations properly lowered, you can understand my shock when listening to it for the first time. I'll put it simply: SotSG is amazing. I'm picky in my musical tastes, and there are only a few bands that I'll say make albums good enough to listen to from beginning to end. Normally I have to skip some songs, but Oasis has always made albums great from start to finish. Standing doesn't have the catchy radio singles that made Morning Glory so revered, but it doesn't detract from the album at all. The songs are still excellent.
Oasis will always be a pub band; their albums were made to be blaring in bars, with songs surprising in their simplicity and appeal. If you haven't yet caught the Oasis bug, try out this CD. I still don't like the title, and the band shouldn't have changed their logo, but it's the music that counts, right? The disc is great, great rock n' roll. Moaning over the crummy state of rock music today? Check this band out.
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Best Oasis album made, all the songs are great, on the previous albums(which was also great), not all the songs were consistentPublished on Oct. 21 2005 by Mark T*tties Nelson - attending Archbishop Oscar Romero High School
Ok, do not buy this album as your introduction to the band. For crying out loud get Morning Glory or Heathen Chemistry first. Read morePublished on June 18 2004 by Thomas Bullock
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... Read morePublished on May 17 2004 by J. GARRATT
After the relative disaster that was "Be Here Now," Oasis get back on track with a solid effort. Read morePublished on April 6 2004 by Matt J. Craven
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 morePublished on Jan. 14 2004 by D. Brock
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 morePublished on Sept. 30 2003 by Matthew Edmundson
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 morePublished on Sept. 2 2003 by Ben Dugan