Dig Out Your Soul

Studio Album by released in 2008
Dig Out Your Soul's tracklist:
Bag It Up
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The Turning
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Waiting for the Rapture
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The Shock of the Lightning
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I'm Outta Time
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(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady
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Falling Down
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To Be Where There's Life
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Ain't Got Nothin'
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The Nature of Reality
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Soldier On
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Dig Out Your Soul review

Oasis got its second breath

For about fifteen years brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, who are the permanent leaders of Oasis, are one of the British tabloids favorites. Their regular quarrels, statements about the band’s collapse and re-unions, substitutes in the lineup and love stories keep in tension not only the devoted fans of the artists, but also those, who follow the events of the musical world. This is no simple coincidence, as in spite of the alcohol abuse and scandalous fame, the brothers are genuinely talented. The rock hits from their debut Definitely Maybe have become the classics of the British rock. However, Oasis does not seem to leave the scene. It looked like a definite fact that the band’s history was over after the release of their disc Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants, as after that the popularity of the collective started to go down, while the scandals between Noel and Liam became an everyday business. Luckily, after the hits compilation Stop The Clocks, which saw light in 2007, the artists got their second breath and started the record of a new long-play. Around the same time, Noel had a serious conflict with the unofficial drummer of Oasis, Zack Starkey, the son of Ringo Starr, former from the legendary band The Beatles. However, the musicians made peace and Starkey re-joined Oasis in the studio. This time Liam, the younger of the Gallaghers, not only shared the vocal parts with his brother, but also showed the best of his song-writing gift. The new creation of the band was titled Dig Out Your Soul.

Dig Out Your Soul: the thick sound of 80s

The time of acoustics by Oasis is in the past. On this album, the group will cheer the listeners with the thick rock sound in the style of 80s and even amuse with the use of orchestra in the arrangements of some tracks. The disc opener is the energetic rock composition Bag It Up with Liam Gallagher on lead vocals. The song is devoted to the mad days of Noel’s youth and has a feasible psychedelic slant. The track The Turning is built according to the classical rock’n’roll canons and switches from the delicate guitar chords in the beginning to the forceful instrumental jam in the chorus. The song Waiting For The Rapture, in which Noel takes the solo part, has a memorable pop melody and a shade of flam rock. It is followed by the first single of the album The Shock Of The Lightning, which is decorated with the organ. This track has all that the fans appreciate in Oasis - the qualitative rock sound, powerful vocals, excellent drum work and the catchy up-tempo motif. I'm Outta Time is a beautiful piano ballad with the emotional vocals by Liam. The track (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady became one of the most striking and gorgeous moments of Dig Out Your Soul and has a musical bow to one of the favorite commands of Oasis - The Beatles. The dark psychedelic tune Falling Down with the orchestral arrangement is followed by the track To Be Where There's Life with the strong bass line. The line from this song gave the title to the disc. The long-play is closed with the hooking track Soldier On, which boasts with the synthesizers in the moods of The Who.

The forceful comeback by Oasis

The Oasis musicians are not tired to amuse the public with their works. Only a few listeners could suspect them of writing something more powerful and sparkling as the brilliant album Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants - however, here they are with the truly genius disc. Both the Gallagher brothers fountain with ideas and seem to be eager to surprise us with catchy tunes and tabloid sensations. Well, if we speak about the recent time, the role of the news breaker belongs to Noel now, as Liam grew up, dropped the bottle and became a caring family man. Even if the full-length Dig Out Your Soul does not gather a new auditory around Oasis, it is sure to cheer the old fans. It has the groovy sound of the full-blood boy band, the stylish 80s slant and miscellaneous arrangements. The use of an orchestra in the tracks itself demonstrates the musical growth of Oasis. Moreover, placing the classical instruments on the album in the moments, where they harmonically sound with the electric ones is especially praiseworthy. Writing the songs for Dig Out Your Soul, Noel based on his psychedelic experience of the insane youth - and he hit the message, as spiritually the musician is still young and boiling with energy. Besides, he has what to remember. Thanks to it, the disc features the tints of creativity by British rock bands The Who и The Beatles, added by their US colleagues The Doors. All this is flavored with the unprecedented sound by Oasis itself, which is back to shape again.