On the new Oasis album

Oasis released their first CD in three years today, Don’t Believe the Truth.

I’ve listened to it twice now. I’m not taken with it. And I’ll be damned if I could really explain why.

The music is okay, but not catchy. What it sounds like is a Beatles tribute band, only moreso. And yes, I know Oasis took their lead from Revolver-era Beatles, but I’d expect something catchy to come from that. Instead, a lot of the songs feel insubstantial and unfinished.

I’ll listen to it a few more times to form a final opinion, surely, but it’s not on top of my list of things-to-do.

And here I was, looking forward to a summer with new Oasis and new Coldplay. Don’t let me down, Coldplay.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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