Top 250 rock albums : Number 4 – What’s the Story (Morning Glory)

What's the Story (Morning Glory) by Oasis

4.  What’s the Story (Morning Glory) – Oasis

At number 4 is the album that turned Oasis from a good rock band into superstars.  What can you say about What’s the Story that hasn’t already been said?

You all know the tracks ‘Wonderwall’, ‘Don’t look back in anger’, ‘Some might say’, ‘Roll with it’ and ‘Champagne supernova’ to mention a few.  Released in 1996 as the follow up to ‘Definitely Maybe’, no one really thought that they could match the heights set by it’s predecessor, but boy oh boy did it just.  It blew it out of the water, not only in sales and hit singles but by the individual tracks themselves.

Packed full of sing-a-long classics which became an instant hit for everyone all over the UK, even the upper class were doing the Liam swagger.  I’m not sure if Oasis started the “britpop” phase or just got lucky they fitted into the category (I suspect the former) but this album came at the most perfect time.  Does anyone remember the battle for number 1 involving Oasis v Blur?  That had to be the biggest battle in pop history.  Sadly, Blur won this battle but I am pretty sure Oasis won the overall battle…..

Track list:

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

Oh dear, here we go again.  Such a tough call….purely due to the fact it would still go down well wherever you played it, ‘Don’t look back in anger’.


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