Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Columbia | Autor: SaS

Notoriously loudmouthed Liam Gallagher announced last year that the debut of his new band Beady Eye was just a warm-up for the big one. Asked about the reason to record the record with the highly regarded Dave Sitek on the controls, Gallagher Jr. only said that he had never heard of his work anyway. The euphoria with which the press celebrated the Beady Eye debut has not been forgotten either, only to admit afterwards that Noel's attempt was better by classes. As the buyers also saw it this way, Liam really had to come up with something. Nobody expected the big litter, but it was allowed to be a little bit more. This is where Sitek comes into play, because "Be" definitely sounds more contemporary. Above all Gallagher's voice seems naked, is mixed into the foreground and that sometimes actually brings the songs close to the more intimate John Lennon moments. And even though the songwriting is only nuances stronger than on the debut, Siteks cautious, dry production that leaves all the pomp of the last Oasis years behind is worth its weight in gold. Probably Noel's already picked out Rick Rubin's number.

Top track: Soul Love

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