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In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there’s no legitimate competition. This was not one of those weeks. Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde forcefully seized the top spot, racking up 228,000 equivalent units — one of the best sales frames of the… More »

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

Back in April, we marked the 20th anniversary of Britpop with Stereogum’s Britpop Week. We chose the date for a few reasons — the week marked the anniversaries of both Pulp’s His ‘N’ Hers and Blur’s Parklife, Damon Albarn was conveniently releasing his first solo album almost to the day of Parklife’s 20th birthday, and… More »

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Watch Liam Gallagher Play A New Song In An Irish Pub

Liam Gallagher debuted a new song in County Mayo, Ireland this past weekend. The former frontman of Oasis (and Beady Eye!) joined local musicians at J.J. Finan’s pub and played a short acoustic set. The new song is still unnamed, but as NME points out, it includes a possible reference to his brother Noel’s recent… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 29, 2015 - 11:27 am

Watch Liam Gallagher & Roger Daltrey Sing The Who’s “My Generation” On TFI Friday Special

Last night, Liam Gallagher and Roger Daltrey led a one-off supergroup performance of the Who’s “My Generation” on British TV show TFI Friday, which revived for a two-hour special to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The group was rounded out by the Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie and former Oasis members Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs and Zak Starkey… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 13, 2015 - 10:41 am

Watch Noel Gallagher Play The Late Late Show, Talk Oasis Fistfights

A fun thing about having James Corden on late-night TV: He treats every Britpop-era guest like visiting royalty. Consider, if you will, the time he put the Manic Street Preachers on American TV for the first time ever. And last night, he had Noel Gallagher on as a guest, inviting him to sit for a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2015 - 8:36 am

Watch Noel Gallagher Play “Don’t Look Back In Anger” With A Choir At Belfast Tour Opener

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ sophomore album Chasing Yesterdays came out yesterday, and he kicked off his tour to support it in Belfast last night. Gallagher has previously hinted that he would reunite Oasis for the right amount of money (a lot), and fans got a taste of what that might be like when he… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 4, 2015 - 10:51 am

Noel Gallagher Would Reunite Oasis For A Ton Of Money

Noel Gallagher would reunite Oasis, but only for the right price. In a new interview with Q, he said: “Nobody has made us an offer. I’ve been in the same room as Liam, and even then nobody’s said, ‘Weren’t Oasis great? You should re-form.’ But if I was ever going to do it, it would… More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 10:36 am

Watch Noel Gallagher Say Entertaining Things About Russell Brand, Morrissey, And Salt & Vinegar Crisps

Noel Gallagher always has something entertaining to say about everything, and thankfully he’s delivered more of that today in a new video interview with Noisey. The Oasis co-founder and High Flying Birds frontman opines about the revolutionary politics of his buddy Russell Brand, who recently inspired then killed off a meme involving Gallagher’s former rival… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 11, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Win A Limited Edition Oasis (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Super Deluxe Box Set

This year marked the 20th anniversary of Britpop, so it’s good timing that Oasis have been gradually reissuing their albums with lavish box sets. Earlier this year we gave away the set for Definitely Maybe (which itself turned 20 last month) and now we’re doing the same for the new limited edition “super deluxe” box… More »

By: Stereogum / September 12, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Ryan Adams Spent $100k On Scrapped LP, Defends Lousy Oasis Album

Next month, Ryan Adams is set to drop his new self-titled album; he gave us his “Gimme Something Good” video, which awesomely stars Elvira, earlier today. But the album could’ve turned out very differently. As Adams tells NME, he recorded an earlier version of the album with the Led Zeppelin/Who/Eagles producer Glyn Johns, who he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014 - 5:08 pm

The Sound Of Someone Losing The Plot: Britpop’s Big Comedown And What Came Next

Oasis and Blur may mark the official beginning of Britpop with the twin classics of Definitely Maybe and Parklife, respectively, but some people — particularly, seemingly, in music-writer circles — claim Pulp’s Different Class as the genre’s pinnacle. It’s the smartest of the bunch, as intricate and sprawling as Parklife, and armed with just a… More »

By: Ryan Leas / April 25, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Liam Gallagher Tweeted “OASIS,” But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Liam Gallagher spent a couple hours on Twitter yesterday, and over the course of five tweets, one letter at a time, he spelled out one word: “OASIS.” He followed that up with something even more concise, for those not following along:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 25, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Watch Live Forever: The Rise And Fall Of Brit Pop

We’re celebrating Britpop Week here at Stereogum, and while there’s lots of essential listening that comes with such a pursuit, there’s not much in the way of essential viewing. There is, however, Live Forever: The Rise And Fall Of Brit Pop, the 2003 BBC documentary directed by John Dower. The film looks back at British… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 23, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Read An Exclusive Excerpt From The Definitely Maybe 33⅓

It was 20 years ago this week that Britpop first emerged as a major cultural force, thanks to the dual releases of Blur’s Parklife and Pulp’s His ‘N’ Hers. So we’re celebrating Britpop Week here at Stereogum, looking back in admiration and fondness at the scene in its awesome, messy, beautiful entirety. Among the other… More »

By: Stereogum / April 22, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Damon Albarn & Noel Gallagher: A Timeline

As resident anglophile Michael Nelson explained in his tremendous introduction to Britpop Week, the era’s feuds are almost as essential to Britpop history as the music. And no conflict defined the Britpop era more than the rivalry between Blur and Oasis — more specifically, the war of egos between the bands’ primary songwriters, Blur’s Damo… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 22, 2014 - 10:13 am

Win An Oasis Definitely Maybe Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

Britpop turns 20 this year, and we’re celebrating at Stereogum in grand fashion all this week, in particular because several iconic Britpop albums are hitting the same milestone over the next several months. Arguably the biggest of those is Oasis’ debut album, Definitely Maybe, which will be receiving a reissue from Big Brother Recordings o… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

It’s Britpop Week On Stereogum

The first time I saw Blur was on September 29, 1994, at the old Academy Theatre on 43rd St. in Manhattan. That place has been shut down now since 1996, but I’d guess it held … 1200 people? 1300? In any case, it was a relatively intimate room, and as I recall, that show wasn’t… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 21, 2014 - 11:31 am

Beady Eye – “Shine A Light” Video

Beady Eye — basically all of Oasis minus Noel Gallagher — released their sophomore album BE earlier this year, and now they’ve got a video for their propulsive single “Shine A Light,” which pulls the rare and commendable move of using the Bo Diddley beat in 2013. In director Charlie Lightening’s clip, the whole band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2013 - 10:17 am

Watch Noel Gallagher And Damon Albarn Perform “Tender” Together In London

Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn took the stage together last night in London at the Royal Albert Hall to play a charity event for Teenage Cancer Trust. The former frontmen of Oasis and Blur collaborated for a version of Blur’s “Tender.” According to NME, the performance was a surprise to the sold-out audience; Albarn started… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 24, 2013 - 11:53 am
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