- Reviewed by John Price
- Published on February 24th, 2011 at 4:11p.m.
Sure, it's not technically Oasis, but that doesn't matter one bit. The fact that Beady Eye is just Oasis without Noel means that this is, in effect, another Oasis record. I'm sure purists would argue that without Noel, it all sucks and shouldn't have been released. I'm glad it has been though.
The Roller has all the hallmarks of a classic Oasis record (which is sort of the main thing you want in a band that's basically Oasis). If you're wondering whether or not the songwriting has suffered, it hasn't. Well, at least in this single - the quality of the inevitable album remains to be seen. The vocals are still there, obviously. The song itself even sort of sounds a bit Beatlesesque (yes, blasphemy, blah blah).
Two of a Kind is a bit more upbeat, and a bit off the beaten track of standard Oasis tracks. That's not to say it's completely different to the standard Oasis sound, but it seems to me that it's fairly different; calmer and happier. While the track itself is a solid rock/pop song, it's been done before in previous records, and it definitely doesn't stand out on it's own.
One thing I know from what I've heard on this single and on Four Letter Word and Bring The Light is that I''ll definitely be buying Different Gear, Still Speeding on the 28th.