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'1997' Explores Laying the Groundwork for Brexit and Beyond

Richard Power Sayeed's fascinating look at the optimism of New Labour and Cool Britannia in 1997, and the subsequent agony which followed.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 7 May 2015, New York

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are rocking out on an exciting US tour in support of their new album Chasing Yesterday.

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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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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

The name on the album spine should be a dead giveaway that despite token experimentalism, there won't be much beyond the sort of pop/rock formalism Noel Gallagher peddled as the chief songwriter for Oasis to be found here.

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Noel Gallagher: The Death of You and Me

The Importance of Being Lee Mavers.

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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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