I imagine you probably have mixed thoughts about this, as I do.
Admittedly, I am quite stoked for it. I think it has the potential to be pretty decent and he seems pretty proud of it, so I probably will have a listen to it at some point.
To be honest the whole announcement actually took me a bit by surprise. I thought he was still soldiering on with Beady Eye, although I’m not sure when they last released anything. Beady Eye were alright - they had one or two storming songs actually (including the likes of The Roller and Four Letter Word and a couple of others) but I could never listen to an album all the way through. These fiery anthems were unfortunately held together in the LP by what felt like filler tunes and I actually thought the second album was even more sparse.
I’m just listening back to it now to make sure, but I’m afraid my opinion stays the same. What is that bit at the end of Flick of the FInger all about? Talk about cliche.
To be honest I think he's had far greater success with his fashion label than his music since Oasis split.
Basically, the problem with the Gallaghers’ albums now is that Liam has all the spunk and attitude (and highly distinctive voice) of Oasis but lacks the emotion for the lower tempo tunes. By contrast Noel is all about the rhythms and the groove, but seems to be a bit damp on the attitude. Oasis obviously blended the two in a messy, Manchester-type way to create genius, but we have yet to see the brothers go it alone with anything like the same success. I suppose there is a sense that we never will get over that break-up but still - let's see if LG has nailed it this time!