Oasis – Definitely Maybe – 20-04-2012 – AW

Thought I'd put this one because I thought it looked pretty cool.


After yesterday I was going to review one of the Arctic Monkeys albums, because the song ‘electricity’ inspired me, but I didn’t have a clue which one to do so I just left it. If  you want me to review an Arctic Monkeys album, just let me know and I’ll do as soon as possible (when I get chance). So, I just grabbed an album at random and it was this one.  REMEMBER I GOT INTO THIS SORT A MUSIC A BIT LATE, I GOT INTO THIS MUSIC WHEN I WAS 16. So yeah, this was the first Oasis album that I brought (see, sounds better now you know I got into this music a bit late) I brought it on the strength of my mate saying ‘It’s fucking brilliant’, and that’s all I needed for me to buy the album.


Oasis were the first rock/rock ‘n’ roll/britpop group that I got into, again on the strength of my mate telling me ‘they’re fucking brilliant’. I thought it was a good place to start because I think they’re probably one of the best bands that there’s ever been, I think a lot of people like to steer away from this because they’re not as complex, or they ripped off the Beatles slightly, I personally don’t mind I still think they’re a great band, that had this attitude and an image that you couldn’t help but admire.

Discovering Definitely Maybe

Listening to this album was like me watching Aston Villa winning the league, it was a joy. I think all of the songs on their just carry that attitude with it, whether it’s because of the way Liam is singing it or whether it’s the way the guitar sounds, it sounds good. Obviously you’ve got the classics on their with ‘Live forever’, ‘Supersonic’ and ‘Rock and Roll Star’ but the songs around it which are rather underrated with ‘bring it on down’, which is amazing to listen to when it’s blaring out the speaker, with the bass coming out. Also with ‘Slide Away’, I think this song really goes under the radar, when it talk to people about Oasis songs a lot of the time ‘Slide Away’ doesn’t get mentioned, and when it does get mentioned it get’s a bit of a mixed reaction, which I think is mental because I think it’s one of the best songs on there. The album ends on ‘Married with Children’, which I think shows Noel wit, because he is quite funny, watch his interviews. Learning this song was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done because it winds my girlfriend up.

Digsys Dinner

I thought this song should get it’s own paragraph because I think it’s brilliant, obviously the song isn’t serious, Noel’s a clever man, he knows what he’s writing, anything that he writes doesn’t go unnoticed he knows what he’s doing. I remember going through a phase of listening to this song because I just liked the guitar parts in it, and the chord progression. I didn’t learn the lyrics for a while, but when I did, I pissed myself. Learnt it on guitar and everything just to sing it around the house to wind my mom up.


Overall 8.5

An album that will probably stand the test of time, whenever people talk about britpop or Madchester this band, this album will be mentioned immediately. For a debut album, it ain’t bad.

Songs to download/get/listen too/whatever

-Live forever

-Cigarettes and Alcohol

-Slide Away

All the rest of them.

Pulp – Different Class – 12/04/2012 – AW

When I went on holiday, I grabbed some CD’s (horrible, but it’s the only thing I can play in my car, if I could play vinyl’s in my car, I’d play em’. No actually I wouldn’t too risky, don’t wanna scratch em’ better off in there separate bags all clean and in good condition). Iv’e never really given Pulp a chance, obviously I’ve heard the obvious ones like Common people, Disco 2000 and that but I’ve never listened to one of their albums. I should of listened to one by now I know, but I didn’t grow up listening to this music I only got into this sort of music in 2008-2009 time so I was miles behind so I’ve had to catch up.  Anyway, the album was in the 3 for £10 section so I thought ‘fuck it, put it in the car listen to it, if it’s good keep it, if it’s shit throw it away”. I knew it was going to be quite good because I’ve read reviews on it, so I already knew the songs I should listen to and the songs that weren’t so strong.


Got in the car, My girlfriend wanted to listen to something else, so I waited like a gentle man for my turn, however if I wasn’t driving I would of put on immediately regardless of what she wanted on. The album got put on at the tail end of the journey, the last hour, I was falling asleep at the wheel, bored out my head and then Pulp got put on, and It was like a laughing drug got injected into me.  I wasn’t laughing because it was so shit it was laughable, but the lyrics were hilarious. My girlfriend was reading her book, taking no notice of the music really and she just kept looking at me pissing myself at the lyrics. Here are some of the funniest lyrics on there:-

“i can’t help it, i was dragged up
my favourite parks are car parks
grass is something you smoke
birds are something you shag
take your year in provence 
and stick it up your ass.”

“I’d Give My Whole Life To See It, Just You, Stood There, Only In Your Underwear”

And you want to phone your mother and say “Mother, I can never come home again 
‘Cause I seem to have left an important part of my brain somewhere 
Somewhere in a field in Hampshire”.

“Rent a flat above a shop Cut your hair and get a job Smoke some fags and play some pool Pretend you never went to school”

There’s loads more, just listen to the album and you’ll find yourself laughing on your own thinking to yourself “yeah that’s funny that”.  I think it’s on of those albums that still has a lot to offer even though I’ve listened to it about 10 times, I’m still left thinking “I haven’t drained this for everything that its’ got, one more listen”, and not a lot of albums really do that. It’s different to a lot of the stuff I listen to because it’s not really heavy on guitars, and drums it’s more focused on the lyrics and being very catchy, which I really liked.

The future for me and Pulp

This is definitely going to spur on a big Pulp phase, basically me listening to the whole of Pulps back catalogue, if you have any songs you suggest I should listen to, please tell me.


Overall: 8.5

Songs to listen too

“common people”, “Disco 2000”, “sorted for E’s and Wizz”, “something changed” and “Underwear”