Oasis

Time Flies... 1994-2009 (Sony)


Rating: NNNN


The body hardly seems cold after the Oasis breakup, and already we have a singles collection with a tombstone-like title. If this is the record we shall use to grieve and reflect upon the group’s musical lifespan, we could do a lot worse.

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More than 130 minutes long, Time Flies opens with the untouchables (Supersonic, Roll With It, Live Forever, etc.), veers into the questionable (The Hindu Times, All Around The World) and the avoidable (The Importance Of Being Idle), and ends with late-period tunes that demand reconsideration (The Shock Of The Lightning).

Liam’s solo John Lennon mimicry on Songbird holds up well, giving us hope for his upcoming post-Oasis venture. Noel, on the other hand, needs no such praise. Proof that he’s one of the greatest songwriters in British rock history is all over this collection.

Top track: Some Might Say

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