Launching themselves into the public consciousness in 1994 with their bravado and hit-filled debut 'Definitely Maybe', Oasis are without a doubt one of the most significant, influential, and enigmatic bands of the 1990s. Their follow-up album '(What's the Story) Morning Glory' may (unbelievably) be more famous for the antics of the brothers Gallagher associated with it than for the music it is home to, which is saying a lot considering this album features some of their most recognizable songs to date including "Wonderwall" (which I swear I have never liked, honest), "Don't Look Back in Anger" and "Champagne Supernova". 1997's 'Be Here Now' completed the band's 90s offerings (though I suppose we could include their exceptional collection of covers and b-sides, 'The Masterplan', which was released in 1998) and though it is most famous for being the band's cocaine album, I am going to plant my flag and say that it is their best album of the decade. C'mon then, let's be 'avin ya!
Okay, okay, we'll not be placing the focus of this late review post on the band's best 90s album nor will we spend countless pages recounting all the insanity that the band got up to in the years of their most significant fame and debauchery. If fame and debauchery are the angle you're interested in though, look no further than the 2016 documentary 'Supersonic', which chronicles their rise to super-stardom in a span of only 2 years (it's on Netflix) or the link below from Pitchfork, which collects the highlights and lowlights of the feuding brothers-Gallagher all in one massive article:
No, instead of choosing something that we've already done (best albums of the decade, as we did with Pearl Jam) or that has been done more effectively by others (a catalogue of the past exploits of the kings of shit-talking), we're going to attempt to choose our ten favourite songs by the band (though I can't guarantee they'll be in any order). Joel, as he'll tell you, was much less of a fan than I was and so he has volunteered to go first...