Review #157: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis

Karla Clifton
3 min readAug 19, 2021

#157: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis

It’s impossible for me to accurately judge an album that I know all the words to, so get ready for the most biased review you ever will see.

For those who don’t know, Oasis was fronted by lead singer Liam Gallagher and lead guitarist Noel Gallagher, who are the best thing that ever happened to music. They’re two brothers from Manchester who HATED each other and wrote all their songs by the seat of their pants. Nowadays they spend most of their time saying stupid stuff on Twitter.

This was released in 1995, which was smack dab in the greatest era of music ever. In fact, according to Noel Gallagher, acknowledged genius, the Nineties were the “last great decade in music.” I’d like to agree with him, but doesn’t he know that Kesha’s “Tik Tok” wasn’t released until 2009?

Regardless of Noel & Liam’s personal lives, this album is pretty much the greatest ever and I refuse to hear otherwise. The RS blurb quotes Noel as saying of this album, “The first album is about dreaming of being a pop star in a band. The second album is about actually being a pop star in a band.”

Ladies and gentlemen, this album is the sound of dreams coming true.


“Hello” — Hello, Oasis!

“Roll With It” — All the guitar parts just sound like magic to me.

“Wonderwall” — You can pretend you hate this song all you want, but you know you love it. There’s a reason this song was their US breakthrough. By the way, did you know this was named after George Harrison’s album Wonderwall Music? You should really look up how Oasis wrote their songs — it’s kind of a miracle they ever made anything good.

“Don’t Look Back In Anger” — Noel sings on this one, and Liam is playing (lol) the tambourine. I actually vastly prefer Noel’s voice. Sue me.

“Hey Now!”I took a walk with my fame down memory lane/I never did find my way back.

“The Swamp Song (Excerpt 1)” — These interludes are so grimy and exciting! Jay-Z, take notes.

“Some Might Say” — I used to love the acoustic demo of this song (which Noel sings on).

“Cast No Shadow” — No, I don’t think this song sounds exactly like every other ballad on this album. Shut up!

“She’s Electric” — The lyrics to this song are the stupidest. I think this is my favorite.

“Morning Glory” — Oasis is showing their hand a little bit by revealing that their “favorite tune” is “Tomorrow Never Knows.” They want to be the Beatles so bad.

“Champagne Supernova” — If you’re American, you have permission to make fun of how Liam says “supernoverr.”




Are Noel and Liam Gallagher full of it? Of course they are! Put this album straight to Number One, dammit!

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