Tuesday 25 September 2018

OMG, Spotify thinks I am an old duffer

Liam Gallagher's new album isn't actually too bad
Liam Gallagher's new album isn't actually too bad
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

I mainly listened to Liam Gallagher's solo album out of curiosity, to hear how rubbish it is. I'm over Liam these days. Liam is like this mad bastard you hung out with briefly when you were young. You enjoyed it at the time, and then you moved on, but he never did. He still wants to go slogging apples. There's something uncool about a man, heading for 50, still wearing his parka indoors and giving people the fingers.

So I was pleasantly surprised that the album isn't bad. Look. It's not amazing. But you'd put it on in the car. I don't think, on two or three listens, that it contains anything that's in danger of becoming my, or anyone's, favourite song. But the many big producers and songwriters they got on board to polish up Liam's turds haven't done a bad job. I actually think it might be better than Noel's last album, which doesn't really make sense, given that Noel wrote all the classics.

But then again, most people don't write good songs any more in their 40s. So it's like things have evened out a bit more. Liam's limited talent has plodded along. While Noel's talent, which was slightly more special for a time, has come down to meet it. But I have to admit it's freaking me out a bit that I find myself liking having Liam Gallagher on in the background.

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