Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Gallagher that cried wolf

So I see that Liam Gallagher has been talking to NME saying "Beady Eye's new album is the LP Oasis should have made after 'Morning Glory'".  Yeah right.

Liam Gallagher, telling it like it is? 
Does anyone actually believe that?  Before 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' was released he said it was "better than 'Definitely Maybe'".  I'm listening to it as I'm typing this. It isn't, it so isn't.

I genuinely hope that the new Beady Eye album is the business.  It's just that nobody is going to take Liam's protestations of greatness seriously until he delivers on it.  He said he was disappointed by the public's reaction to 'Different Gear, Still Speeding', wondering if it was too soon after Oasis.  The brutal truth is that it just wasn't that good.  A few decent songs but largely bland and hugely derivative, it's not surprising that people voted with their wallets.

In this online world people no longer buy albums based on reputation.  When both Different Gear and High Flying Birds came out I gave them both a number of listens on Spotify and on the basis of that bought one and not the other.  You can still sell a lot of records Liam, and I hope you do, you just need to make an album that merits it.

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