Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2011 Ratings: #562 / 951
User Score
Based on 100 ratings
2011 Ratings: #233
November 8, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sour Mash/Mercury / Label
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Consequence of Sound

What Gallagher has done with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is dust off a little unrealized Oasis material and combine it with new songs that are bounded by the artist’s natural mid-tempo territory.

Beats Per Minute

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is the sound of a man who has been let loose of the shackles of his old band, but is not entirely sure what to do with this new found freedom.

1. Everybody's on the run 7/10
2. Dream on 7.50/10
3. If I had a gun 8/10
4. The death of you and me 9/10
5. (I wanna live in a dream in my) record machine 8/10
6. Aka what a life 7/10
7. Soldier boys and Jesus freaks 5/10
8. Aka broken arrow 9/10
9. (Stranded on)the wrong beach 6/10
10. Stop the clocks 7/10
Total 73
A very good debut album from NGHFB but you wouldn't expect anything other from him.

1. Everybody's On The Run - 10
2. Dream On - 8.5
3. If I Had A Gun - 9.5
4. The Death Of You And Me - 7.0
5. Record Machine - 4.0
6. AKA... What A Life! - 9.5
7. Soldier Boy And Jesus Freaks - 6.0
8. AKA... Broken Arrow - 7.0
9. The Wrong Beach - 6.5
10. Stop The Clocks - 6.0

El debut de Noel como solista es probablemente lo mejor que un Gallagher haya puesto desde Be Here Now hasta el lanzamiento de este disco, al menos. El alma de Oasis vive en este LP con un Noel melancólico como pocas veces se presentó.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' debut album sound just like I imagine Oasis would have sounded had the band still existed today. Gallagher's songwriting is still top notch and the songs itself blend the bombastic, guitar-heavy anthems of the Oasis era with Gallagher's own voice and soul, resulting in a largely entertaining and coherent listen. I would have wished for more experimentation, though. Most songs sound like an Oasis back catalog. Recognizable hooks keep the listener interested ... read more
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Year End Lists

#21/Q Magazine
#42/American Songwriter

Track List

  1. Everybody's on the Run 
  2. Dream On 
  3. If I Had a Gun... 
  4. The Death of You and Me 
  5. (I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine 
  6. AKA... What a Life! 
  7. Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks 
  8. AKA... Broken Arrow 
  9. (Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
  10. Stop the Clocks
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Added on: July 6, 2011