12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With every solo release, Noel Gallagher engages more of his experimental impulses. Here he celebrates turning 50 by delivering his most dynamic and spirited record in over 20 years. It’s also his most adventurous to date, full of kaleidoscopic ambition, propulsive rhythms, and, on the bracing glam romp “Holy Mountain,” a tin whistle. Within the palatial psychedelia (“Black & White Sunshine”) and throbbing disco-rock (“She Taught Me How to Fly”), his ear for an exhilarating chorus and a universal lyric is at its sharpest. He may be treading new ground, but Noel’s at his familiar best.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

With every solo release, Noel Gallagher engages more of his experimental impulses. Here he celebrates turning 50 by delivering his most dynamic and spirited record in over 20 years. It’s also his most adventurous to date, full of kaleidoscopic ambition, propulsive rhythms, and, on the bracing glam romp “Holy Mountain,” a tin whistle. Within the palatial psychedelia (“Black & White Sunshine”) and throbbing disco-rock (“She Taught Me How to Fly”), his ear for an exhilarating chorus and a universal lyric is at its sharpest. He may be treading new ground, but Noel’s at his familiar best.

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Customer Reviews

4 out of 5

141 Ratings

141 Ratings

This album is AMAZING.

ayyyyyyy non,

Noel's best work yet. I know it's not out until November 24 but I have it on good authority that this album is absolutely incredible.

Better than Kanye, and that's a fact.

Mop Man,

I heard from a trusted source that this would be better than Kanye's album.

???

ArrS0n39,

No single(s)? What's the point of pre-ordering?

About Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Having left Oasis the previous year after a typically turbulent backstage row with brother Liam at Manchester's Heaton Park, the eldest Gallagher sibling's first official foray into a "solo" career took off in 2010 with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, featuring the talents of Gallagher, former Oasis keyboard player Mike Rowe, Lemon Trees drummer Jeremy Stacey, and percussionist Lenny Castro. Cut from the same arena-sized, melodic Brit-pop cloth as the band he helped bring to prominence in the early '90s, the High Flying Birds released their debut single, "If I Had a Gun," in August 2011, followed by an eponymous, full-length debut in mid-October. It reached number one in the U.K., also performing well across the globe. In 2014, the single "In the Heat of the Moment" preceded the release of the High Flying Birds' second album, Chasing Yesterday in 2015. The band embarked on a promotional tour for the record throughout the next two years. A remix album entitled Where the City Meets the Sky: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes, saw release in the fall of 2015 and featured reworkings by the likes of Andrew Weatherall and 3D of Massive Attack. A third effort, Who Built the Moon?, was released in late 2017 and featured guest performances from the likes of Paul Weller and Johnny Marr. The record was produced with David Holmes (composer for movies such as Ocean's Thirteen and '71). ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Manchester, England
  • FORMED
    2010

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