This is an archived post from Wishes on Eyelashes, a previous incarnation of this site.
Described as the ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’ of the latest Oasis album, ‘Let There Be Love’ has a lot to live up to. And it certainly does.
For all their criticism over the years, Oasis have proved once again that they are right at the top end of British music. ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ has already delivered two Number One hits – the stopping ‘Lyla’ and the eccentric ‘The Importance of Being Idle’.
It sounds like a hard act to follow. Oasis fans, above all others, expect quality from their band. But ‘Let There Be Love’ does that and them some.
It is a heart-felt ballad, something that Oasis are more than capable of nowadays. Liam’s vocals are sublime, hauntingly charting back to days of ‘Married With Children’.
A mark off though for the abysmal ‘Sittin’ Here In Silence (On My Own)’ on the B-Side. At best it can only be described as half a song that serves no purpose at all.
Also included is a live version of ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’, which in itself is stomping, but to Oasis fans will serve as a huge disappointment. Admittely it is up there as one of the best Oasis songs, especially live, but it seems as this is always the live track released. Something different next time please.
That aside, this is well worth purchasing, although maybe iTunes might save you the hassle of two unwanted tracks and some plastic casing. Fantastic all the same.