Noel Gallagher reveals the “flaws” on Oasis and his solo records

Noel Gallagher reveals the “flaws” on Oasis and his solo records

Noel Gallagher points out the “flaws” on all Oasis records and his solo discography with the High Flying Birds.

During an interview with NME in occasion of the release of ‘Council Skies’, Noel Gallagher has spoken about the flaws of all his records.

Even if it has been released just last week, Noel revealed that he is already troubled with an issue with it.

Speaking about the track “Think Of A Number”, Gallagher said:

“If I had my time again I’d have that as the opening track. Every album that I make tends to be flawed in some way.”

“This is almost perfect, but the biggest flaw here is that the opening track ‘I’m Not Giving Up Tonight’ should be the closing track and ‘Think Of A Number’ should be the opener – but I didn’t think it was strong enough until it was too late. What a dick, but there you go – I’m allowed to be a dick when it’s my own music.”

Pushed by NME on the “flaws” he saw in the other albums he had made, Noel Gallagher began with Oasis’ discography.

“Well I don’t like the sound of ‘Morning Glory’ at all,” he said.

“The only album that is perfect would be ‘Definitely Maybe’. ‘Be Here Now’, the songs are too long. ‘Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants’, not enough good songs and a lot of filler on that. ‘Heathen Chemistry’ had a couple of good tunes: ‘Little By Little’ and ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’, the rest of it is a bit ‘meh’. ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ is pretty good, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ kind of tails off towards the end. They’re all flawed in some way.”

Noel then returned talking about his work with the High Flying Birds:

“The first one ‘Stop The Clocks’, no chance, not having that.  Second one ‘The Mexican’, yeah, dreadful. ‘Who Built The Moon?’ – yeah, sonically it could do with a bit more work. With this one, yeah, the tracklisting is slightly skewed.”

There are great moments on them all, but they’re not perfect by any means. If you ever did make the fucking most perfect album and accepted that it was perfect, it’s over. What’s the point after that?

Source: NME

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