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Liam Gallagher Shows His Vulnerable Side on 'Why Me? Why Not.'

The lasting, overall impression of Why Me? Why Not. is Liam Gallagher discovering a belief in himself as an artist rather than simply as a singer in a rock 'n' roll band.

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Liam Gallagher: As You Were

Liam Gallagher answers all the questions about whether he can cut it as a solo artist on audience-pleasing rock 'n' roll record.

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Liam Gallagher Is Still Cranky After All These Years

Liam Gallagher is releasing his first solo album. Of As You Were, set for release Oct. 6. Gallagher figures, “It ain’t the best record in the world, it ain’t the worst record in the world.”

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Oasis: (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (Deluxe Edition)

Oasis' Morning Glory still holds up, which can be attributed to the fact that albums with this level of cultural clout and collective popularity tend to help define the sounds of their era.

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Oasis: Definitely Maybe (Remastered Deluxe Edition)

Definitely Maybe is considered a classic, but with songs so straightforward and unadorned, what can really be gained from demos that sound almost exactly like the finished album tracks?

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Counterbalance No. 105: Oasis' 'Definitely Maybe'

In my mind my dreams are real. Are you concerned about the way I feel about the 105th most acclaimed album of all time? Too bad, because tonight I'm a rock 'n' roll star. Oasis’ 1994 debut is next.

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Outta Time: The 10 Best Oasis Songs, Post-'Be Here Now'

The second entry in PopMatters’ List This series about Oasis’ career after the release of the critically maligned Be Here Now explores the band's best album tracks after that fateful album.

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The 10 Best Oasis B-Sides

As a tribute to the release of Oasis 1997 release Be Here Now, widely regarded as the beginning of the Britpop group' downfall, PopMatters will examine the overlooked parts of the band's body of work. This first list examines Oasis’ B-sides, where some of their true gems can be found.

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Beady Eye: iTunes Festival: London 2011 EP

An exhausted-sounding Liam Gallagher leads his bandmates through otherwise enjoyable live renditions of four songs from Different Gear, Still Speeding.

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Beady Eye: Different Gear, Still Speeding

Beady Eye's debut is nowhere near as explosive as dynamic as Definitely Maybe, but how could it possibly have been? On the other hand, it is certainly better than a couple of other Oasis albums.

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Oasis: Stop the Clocks

Whatever you think of the Faces/Beatles-chord pilfering and Liam's ability to turn "shine" into a three-syllable insult, when these guys are on, they float right over their own press.

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Oasis: Don't Believe the Truth

After a dark eight-year stretch, at last, some daylight.

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