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Throwback Thursday | (What's The Story) Morning Glory?

I am so excited to do a Throwback Thursday on this album by Oasis as it really is an album everyone should have on their shelf, in my honest, yet humble opinion.

I have to say every time I listen to this album, I feel like I'm rediscovering it for the first time all over again, and that's certainly not a bad thing. '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' by Oasis brings back so many happy memories of being a young child in the nineties; seeing my childminder's teenage daughters room plastered in Oasis posters, riding along in the car and listening on the radio and watching a group of three year six boys singing 'Wonderwall' in a school talent contest. OH THE NINETIES, how I still cherish you.



Anyway, (What's The Story) Morning Glory? was released on 2nd October 1995 on Creation Records and represents everything that was right with music in the nineties. Aside from all of the anthem singles (of which there were six... six!!!), every song on this album is great. More than great, they're fab. My personal favourite is the album title track '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?', I love the raw guitar sounds with the catchy lyrics. I don't know why, but it reminds me of summer, which definitely gives me positive vibes.

Out of all of the singles, I love 'Roll With It' and 'Don't Look Back In Anger' the most, the former for its upbeat and punchy sound, as well as the fact it is an anthem that everyone knows and the latter because lets be honest, Noel is the real hero of the Oasis story.

Normally I'm not one for interludes on an album, but for some reason I really enjoy the two intwined musical breaks, making the album feel more combined and gelled together than just a collection of songs. Like a rocky piece of art, with attitude to boot.

But we can't talk about Oasis's sophomore (and arguably best) album, without mentioning the final track; 'Champagne Supernova'. I'm a lover of lyrics, and although I don't necessarily understand completely what these lyrics in their entirety mean, the melody encourages an innocence about them, even though the song is probably infused by and littered with references to drugs. But I'm just guessing; most great songs are. Either way you couldn't imagine any other finale to what was then, and has remained such an influential album for our generation and many more to come.