‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ by Oasis

Rating: ★★★★★

It’s one of the most prominent albums in British history is (Whats The Story) Morning Glory, released by Oasis in 1995. The bands second studio album was being snatched from the shelves at an estimated rate of one every thirty seconds. At the time, it was one of the largest selling albums, second to Michael Jackson’s album Bad. The Oasis album is now ranked at the forth best-selling album of all time, behind Queen, The Beatles and ABBA.

Featuring songs like Hello, Don’t Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova, Morning Glory, She’s Electric and of course, Wonderwall, this is definitely a must have album for your collection. Starting at the top with Hello, it opens the album with everything about Oasis. Great lyrics, questionable vocals and a fantastic hook that just asks for more. It’s exactly the same in Don’t Look Back In Anger that just asks to be sung along to – and everybody does. You have to because well, it’s one of the most recognisable pair of lyrics in the world.

“And so, Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late as we’re walking on by.
Her soul slides away, but don’t look back in anger, I heard you say.”

Morning Glory is yet another song that demands to be sung along to, and follows on the album from She’s Electric – an example of catchy songs that have a limited vocal capability, but saying that, it’s a song that will haunt your mind for forever. It leads me to Wonderwall, and that’s all I will say…

…other than not only is it one of the most over-played songs ever by amateur guitarists all over the world, it’s also one of the more monotonous songs from the release. Doesn’t stop people from loving it though!

The finale from the album comes from Champagne Supernova, as some day you will find me caught beneath the landslide in a champagne supernova in the sky. It is possibly one of the most exciting endings to an album ever, with a musical arrangement that is spot on.

(What’s The Story) Morning Glory has to have a place on your shelf, it just has to.

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