Liam Gallagher : As You Were
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Liam Gallagher : As You Were

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The hot and cold relationship between the Gallagher brothers has always been an interesting one. Yes, it’s been entertaining to watch and ever since Oasis split in 2009, there have been several talks about rekindling the band. Now we finally get Liam’s debut solo studio album, As You Were.

Opening with ‘Wall Of Glass’, the sound of the guitars is massive. It has a real Brit-pop flavour, and throughout the heavily distorted harmonica riff shines. Sure, for the foreseeable future there will be considerable comparisons to the Oasis discography, however this is Liam flying on his own.

The pulsating rhythms in the bass and acoustic guitar of ‘You Better Run’ is a highlight and after Liam name checks The Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’, the guitars delve into a distorted lick that sounds very QOTSA. ‘For What It’s Worth’ is the heart-sweeping ballad of the album, and sorrowful string arrangements complement Gallagher. It sounds sincere and holds a comparison to ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’.

 

As You Were holds many great moments that’ll have you repeatedly reaching for this magnum opus. His upcoming appearance in Australia will be a definite highlight for the summer. In a word As You Were is remarkable.