(What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)


This mammoth rock of an album justifies some, if by no means all of the poses and pretentious statements made by Manchester’s natural-born rock & roll Gods. A dramatic attempt to rekindle the flames of the original British Invasion, Morning Glory rolls 30 years of Britpop tradition into one irresistible (if achingly self-conscious) whole. “Wonderwall” can be read as a Beatles tribute, “Don’t Look Back in Anger” feels like a Mott The Hoople anthem and “She’s Electric” and “Morning Glory” are chewy pop confections with a great rock sound.

1. Hello
2. Roll With It
3. Wonderwall
4. Don’t Look Back In Anger
5. Hey Now
6. The Swamp Song (Version 1)
7. Some Might Say
8. Cast No Shadow
9. She’s Electric
10. Morning Glory
11. The Swamp Song (Version 2)
12. Champagne Supernova