Rank the Oasis and solo Oasis albums

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Haristar, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth Thread Starter

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    Now that Liam's new album has come out, it's prompted me to do a ranking of all of the Oasis/High Flying Birds/Beady Eye/solo Liam albums.

    1. (What's the Story) Morning Glory
    2. Definitely Maybe
    3. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
    4. Why Me? Why Not.
    5. As You Were
    6. Who Built the Moon?
    7. Dig Out Your Soul
    8. Chasing Yesterday
    9. Don't Believe the Truth
    10. Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
    11. Be Here Now
    12. BE
    13. Different Gear, Still Speeding
    14. Heathen Chemistry

    How about you?
     
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  2. Using the title in your rankings I'd rearrange them from top to bottom like this:

    2
    1
    11
    7
    9
    13
    3
    10
    12
    14
    5
    4
    6
    8
     
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  3. eatthecheese

    eatthecheese Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    Oasis only
    1 Morning Glory
    2 Definitely Maybe
    3 The Masterplan
    4 Don’t Believe The Truth
    5 Be Here Now
    6 Heathen Chemistry
    7 Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants
    8 Dig Out Your Soul
     
  4. KoopaChaloopa

    KoopaChaloopa Active Member

    Location:
    Del Rio Texas
    Definitely Maybe(5/5)
    Be Here Now(5/5)
    Morning Glory(5/5)
    Dig Out Your Soul(4.5/5)
    The Masterplan(5/5)
    Heathen Chemistry(4.5/5)
    Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants(4.5/5)
    Don't Believe The Truth(4/5)
    Chasing Yesterday(5/5)
    As You Were(4/5)
    Different Gear Still Speeding(3/5)
    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds(4/5)
    Beady Eye(3/5)
    Why Me Why Not?(2.5/5)
    The Man Who Built The Moon(2/5)

    These are in order of my favorites, and what I rank them as. I am a huge Oasis fan but I just really can't stand Noel singing in any Oasis song. I like Noel's singing in his solo works, but in Oasis he is terrible. He ruins every song he sings in with his awful bland and vanilla voice. His voice works somewhat well outside Oasis, but coming in after a Liam track, it's like a kick in the nuts. I skip every song that he sings in.
     
  5. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

    Location:
    London
    1. Definitely Maybe
    2. (What's the Story) Morning Glory
    3. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
    4. Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
    5. The Masterplan
    6. Be Here Now
    7. Dig Out Your Soul
    8. Chasing Yesterday
    9. Don't Believe the Truth
    10. As You Were
    11. Heathen Chemistry
    12. Different Gear, Still Speeding
    13. Why Me? Why Not.
    14. BE
    15. Who Built the Moon?
     
  6. katieinthecoconut

    katieinthecoconut Forum Resident

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    (What's the Story?) Morning Glory? followed by Definitely Maybe. Wouldn't really be able to rank the others as behind that I'm mostly only familiar with the Oasis singles.

    Some of Noel's earlier "solo" singles are good, but I'm not really a fan of Liam's solo stuff, be it on his own or with Beady Eye.
     
  7. KoopaChaloopa

    KoopaChaloopa Active Member

    Location:
    Del Rio Texas
    Not to be a douche, but the thread is about ranking all of Oasis/Gallagher albums.
     
  8. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    Definitely Maybe (Classic and their best album)
    The Masterplan ( Talk Tonight is a gem)
    Morning Glory (classic, but weak songwriting in parts)
    Don’t Believe The Truth (Underrated)
    Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants (Gas Panic my fave Oasis tune)
    Dig Out Your Soul (great 1st half, weak 2nd)
    Be Here Now (songs overlong, worst of all dull)
    Heathen Chemistry (weak)
     
  9. cyril sneer

    cyril sneer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Exeter, UK
    I don't listen much to Oasis or their solo stuff these days but I was pretty big on them when I was at school/college.

    Definitely Maybe
    The Masterplan
    (What's The Story) Morning Glory
    Don't Believe The Truth
    Heathen Chemistry
    Be Here Now
    Dig Out Your Soul
    Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

    I never understand the flack Heathen Chemistry gets. Decent album I reckon.

    Dig Out Your Soul could have been good if they put Lord Don't Slow Me Down, The Boy With The Blues, and I Believe In All in place of the last three tracks.
     
  10. Overthehillsandfaraway

    Overthehillsandfaraway Forum Resident

    Location:
    London
    1 Definitely Maybe (a fire spitting classic if ever there was one)
    2 The Masterplan (Fade Away, Listen Up just B sides, but these are songs other bands would've killed for)
    3 Dig Out Your Soul (very underrated imo, a rocky return to form)
    4 Morning Glory (slightly overpraised, but anthemic)
    5 Be Here Now (unfairly maligned, though could do with a remaster to get rid of the cokey production)
    6 Heathen Chemistry (Oasis by numbers in places, marking time, though the first sign Liam could write)
    7 Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants (the moment they became just another Britrock band)
    8 Don’t Believe The Truth (a stinker)

    I would rate NGHFB's first two records between Morning Glory & Be Here Now. The last one I'd put between 5 and 6. The Beady Eye records would be below even Don’t Believe The Truth.
     
  11. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

    Location:
    U.S.
    I usually listen to soundboard-recordings bootlegs/label releases (live gigs), but this is order I'd put studio's in:

    (What's The Story) Morning Glory
    Definitely Maybe
    Familiar To Millions
    Heathen Chemistry (though having that hidden track annoys me)

    Be Here Now
    Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding
    Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
    Dig Out Your Soul
    Don't Believe The Truth

    The Masterplan (have the B's here on multiple bootlegs.)
    Re: Solo stuff - gave away BE (tried multiple listens) & NFGHFB first release demo. I like Noel's voice as counterpart to Liam's & an occasional track...He does own Don't Look Back In Anger, though.
    I like Liam's solo's, but there aren't enough bangers on either, for me. Doing more of the type material that's on DBTT. Also, liked his writing, along w/Gem & Andy's on DGSS. He doesn't trust his own writing enough; he'd improved greatly. Continuing in the Oasis tradition, holding back some of the best songs, releasing only on deluxe versions.
     
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  12. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Diehard

    Location:
    Newcastle, WA
    I'm a little surprised that the total Oasis/Liam/Noel output is only fourteen albums!
     
  13. Liam Brown

    Liam Brown Forum Resident

    Don't Believe the Truth
    Who Built the Moon?
    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
    (What's the Story) Morning Glory
    Definitely Maybe
    Chasing Yesterday
    Heathen Chemistry
    Dig Out Your Soul
    Be Here Now
    Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
    Why Me? Why Not.
    As You Were
    BE
    Different Gear, Still Speeding
     
  14. SebUK

    SebUK Forum Resident

    here's mine nine
    1 Definitely Maybe
    2 (What's the Story) Morning Glory
    3 The Masterplan
    4 As You Were
    5 BE (with deluxe extras)
    6 Why Me? Why Not
    7 Dig Out Your Soul
    8 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
    9 Different Gear, Still Speeding
     
  15. deadbirdie

    deadbirdie Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago, IL

    Without too much thought, this is pretty much same as mine. Might swap 11 & 8.
    Love your placement of Standing. I’m sure we’re a very small group that loves that album, but I totally agree with ya. :righton:
     
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  16. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

    Location:
    London
    Those who know, understand ;)
     
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  17. JuanTCB

    JuanTCB Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    For Oasis only, I like everything best in order of release but flip Dig Out Your Soul and Don't Believe The Truth

    The only Noel album I really like is the first one; I prefer Different Gear and As You Were to their follow-ups, too.

    At best, the only Oasis album any of the solo stuff can beat is Don't Believe The Truth, imho.
     
  18. Sneezyachew

    Sneezyachew Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Providence, RI
    1 Definitely Maybe
    2 - 14 Nope
     
  19. TaumpyTears

    TaumpyTears Forum Resident

    Location:
    Down under
    Great thread. Will submit my picks soon just want to make sure I don’t forget to
     
  20. Favre508

    Favre508 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ohio
    1. Definitely Maybe
    2. (What's the Story) Morning Glory
    3. The Masterplan
    4. Chasing Yesterday
    5. Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
    6. Be Here Now
    7. Don't Believe the Truth
    8. Dig Out Your Soul
    9. Who built The Moon
    10. As You Were
    11. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
    12. Heathen chemistry
    13. Why Me Why Not
    14. BE
    15. Different Gear, Still Speeding
     
  21. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    Location:
    Houston
    Monrning glory ...10
    Definitely definitely maybe ...9.9
    Be here now ....7
    Standing the shoulder of giants 6.5
    Dig out your soul...6
    Heathen chemistry and don't believe.the truth are spotty as separate albums but combine the best tracks and it would be 3rd on my list.

    The solo works and beady eye are mostly meh.
     
  22. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    Oasis-only rankings:

    1. (What's the Story) Morning Glory
    2. Definitely Maybe
    3. Be Here Now
    4. Don't Believe the Truth
    5. Dig Out Your Soul
    6. Heathen Chemistry
    7. Standing on the Shoulder of Giants

    Note - The Masterplan is a very good compilation LP, and I would put it at number 3 in my list of favorites.

    Solo rankings:

    1. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
    2. Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding

    I've only heard the 2011 releases from Noel & Liam. Never got around to the others.
     
  23. TaumpyTears

    TaumpyTears Forum Resident

    Location:
    Down under
    Morning glory
    Definitely maybe
    As you were
    The masterplan
    Why me why not
    Don’t believe the truth
    BE
    Dig out your soul
    Standing on the shoulders of giants
    Who built the moon
    Different Gear
    Heathen chemistry

    I’m a Liam fan mostly so these are my picks
     

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