Definitely Maybe (1994)

With the swaggering chords of the opening “Rock’N’Roll Star,” Oasis announced that big, brash Brit rock was here to stay–at least for a few years. They wore their rock & roll with an angry young sneer, a Mancunian petulance wedded to a vision of cathartic release. Their supersonic two-guitar attack took them “Up in the Sky,” where they would “Live Forever” or burn out in a blaze of alcoholic glory. Noel Gallagher’s songs weren’t subtle–or shy of overt plagiarism–but, spat out in the Lennonesque snarl of little brother Liam, they took on a venomous power that had millions of young Brits taking them at their own arrogant word. In the U.S., meanwhile, the response was more Maybe than Definitely.

1. Rock ‘N’ Roll Star
2. Shakermaker
3. Live Forever
4. Up In The Sky
5. Columbia
6. Supersonic (Live at The Metro)
7. Bring It On Down
8. Cigarettes & Alcohol
9. Digsy’s Dinner
10. Slide Away
11. Married With Children

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