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Alternative & Indie - Released September 20, 2019 | Warner Records

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A brawny guitar riff, a swaggering harmonica and a thumping drum – the opening few bars of Why Me? Why Not set the scene for the rest of the record. Clearly, Liam Gallagher’s downtempo album will just have to wait. Following two refreshingly honest albums during his Beady Eye parenthesis (2009 – 2014), the crazier half of Oasis released his debut solo album As You Were in 2017. At the age of 45, the Mancunian set in stone his obsession with the sixties, avoiding any unnecessary frills to give his songs real panache. Two years later, he has amplified that raw, direct feeling with Why Me? Why Not, an album which is totally in tune with his usual sound. Channelling his inner Lennon on Once and McCartney on Halo, Liam Gallagher even tunes into the Oasis sound without Noel on Be Still. In no way does he reinvent the wheel, but instead he works on fine-tuning his songwriting skills. A great record. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released October 6, 2017 | Warner Records

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With such a unique voice that’s recognizable from the first syllable, it’s impossible to listen to a Liam Gallagher song without Oasis coming to mind. And this first proper solo album from the younger of the two most famous British squabbling siblings is clearly no exception to the rule… After a short fling with Beady Eye which gave the world two more than honest albums, Liam Gallagher has now published the first album under his own name. And since there’s no risk of him changing his ways at the age of 45, we find here all the sixties obsessions that nourished the music of his illustrious group that he created with his equally illustrious brother. Apart from here the pen isn’t in Noel’s hand, but Liam’s! And it’s clear that his songs not only shape up nicely but also have a certain panache! As You Were is teeming with potential hits, as they are often relieved of potentially superfluous arrangements or illuminations. A vitality perhaps linked to him crawling back out of his hole with the end of Oasis, the failure of his Beady Eye records and above all his divorce that sent him packing. A nice comeback as it were. © CM/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released July 26, 2019 | Warner Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 7, 2019 | Warner Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released October 6, 2017 | Warner Records

With such a unique voice that’s recognizable from the first syllable, it’s impossible to listen to a Liam Gallagher song without Oasis coming to mind. And this first proper solo album from the younger of the two most famous British squabbling siblings is clearly no exception to the rule… After a short fling with Beady Eye which gave the world two more than honest albums, Liam Gallagher has now published the first album under his own name. And since there’s no risk of him changing his ways at the age of 45, we find here all the sixties obsessions that nourished the music of his illustrious group that he created with his equally illustrious brother. Apart from here the pen isn’t in Noel’s hand, but Liam’s! And it’s clear that his songs not only shape up nicely but also have a certain panache! As You Were is teeming with potential hits, as they are often relieved of potentially superfluous arrangements or illuminations. A vitality perhaps linked to him crawling back out of his hole with the end of Oasis, the failure of his Beady Eye records and above all his divorce that sent him packing. A nice comeback as it were. © CM/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released August 16, 2019 | Warner Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 27, 2019 | Warner Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released May 31, 2017 | Warner Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 20, 2019 | Warner Records

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A brawny guitar riff, a swaggering harmonica and a thumping drum – the opening few bars of Why Me? Why Not set the scene for the rest of the record. Clearly, Liam Gallagher’s downtempo album will just have to wait. Following two refreshingly honest albums during his Beady Eye parenthesis (2009 – 2014), the crazier half of Oasis released his debut solo album As You Were in 2017. At the age of 45, the Mancunian set in stone his obsession with the sixties, avoiding any unnecessary frills to give his songs real panache. Two years later, he has amplified that raw, direct feeling with Why Me? Why Not, an album which is totally in tune with his usual sound. Channelling his inner Lennon on Once and McCartney on Halo, Liam Gallagher even tunes into the Oasis sound without Noel on Be Still. In no way does he reinvent the wheel, but instead he works on fine-tuning his songwriting skills. A great record. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released August 10, 2017 | Warner Bros.

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 30, 2017 | Warner Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released October 6, 2017 | Warner Bros.

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Always operating in the shadow of his brother Noel, Liam Gallagher had difficulty separating himself from Oasis. Maybe that's his fault, since he retained nearly the entire lineup of Oasis for Beady Eye, the group he formed after splitting with his sibling in 2009, but that band never gained traction -- which had the unfortunate side effect of slowing Liam's momentum. He pulled the plug on Beady Eye in 2014 and spent a couple of years regrouping, re-emerging in 2017 with As You Were. The very title suggests Gallagher is picking up where Oasis left off, a sentiment that also applied to Beady Eye's 2011 debut, Different Gear, Still Speeding, but As You Were is clean and focused in a way Liam has never been on his own. Proud classicist that he is, Gallagher doesn't attempt to adopt a new aesthetic here, but thanks to producer Greg Kurstin -- who won a boatload of Grammys through his work with Adele and has also helmed records for Foo Fighters, Tegan and Sara, Kelly Clarkson, and Elle Goulding -- he does freshen up his sounds. Beady Eye attempted a similar sonic shakeup on their final album, BE, but producer Dave Sitek encouraged a hazy neo-psychedelia, which is the sonic opposite of the clean snap Kurstin brings to As You Were. Clear and modern, buttressed with slight rhythmic loops and digital manipulation, As You Were doesn't sound retro even though it is, in essence, a throwback to a throwback -- a re-articulation of Liam's '90s obsession with the '60s. That production does Gallagher a favor but so does Kurstin's presence as a co-songwriter, helping to rein in Liam's wandering ear and sharpen his melodies. Ranging from the icy onslaught of "Wall of Glass" to the stark swirl of "Chinatown," this is his best record in nearly a decade, and they add up to an album that illustrates exactly who Liam Gallagher is as an artist. Now in his middle age, he's a richer, nuanced singer than he was during Oasis' heyday, yet he's retained his charisma and, unlike his brother, he favors color and fire in his records, elements that not only enhance this fine collection of songs but make this the best post-Oasis album from either Gallagher to date. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Alternative & Indie - Released October 6, 2017 | Warner Bros.

With such a unique voice that’s recognizable from the first syllable, it’s impossible to listen to a Liam Gallagher song without Oasis coming to mind. And this first proper solo album from the younger of the two most famous British squabbling siblings is clearly no exception to the rule… After a short fling with Beady Eye which gave the world two more than honest albums, Liam Gallagher has now published the first album under his own name. And since there’s no risk of him changing his ways at the age of 45, we find here all the sixties obsessions that nourished the music of his illustrious group that he created with his equally illustrious brother. Apart from here the pen isn’t in Noel’s hand, but Liam’s! And it’s clear that his songs not only shape up nicely but also have a certain panache! As You Are is teeming with potential hits, as they are often relieved of potentially superfluous arrangements or illuminations. A vitality perhaps linked to him crawling back out of his hole with the end of Oasis, the failure of his Beady Eye records and above all his divorce that sent him packing. A nice comeback as it were. © CM/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released October 6, 2017 | Warner Bros.

With such a unique voice that’s recognizable from the first syllable, it’s impossible to listen to a Liam Gallagher song without Oasis coming to mind. And this first proper solo album from the younger of the two most famous British squabbling siblings is clearly no exception to the rule… After a short fling with Beady Eye which gave the world two more than honest albums, Liam Gallagher has now published the first album under his own name. And since there’s no risk of him changing his ways at the age of 45, we find here all the sixties obsessions that nourished the music of his illustrious group that he created with his equally illustrious brother. Apart from here the pen isn’t in Noel’s hand, but Liam’s! And it’s clear that his songs not only shape up nicely but also have a certain panache! As You Are is teeming with potential hits, as they are often relieved of potentially superfluous arrangements or illuminations. A vitality perhaps linked to him crawling back out of his hole with the end of Oasis, the failure of his Beady Eye records and above all his divorce that sent him packing. A nice comeback as it were. © CM/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released October 6, 2017 | Warner Records

With such a unique voice that’s recognizable from the first syllable, it’s impossible to listen to a Liam Gallagher song without Oasis coming to mind. And this first proper solo album from the younger of the two most famous British squabbling siblings is clearly no exception to the rule… After a short fling with Beady Eye which gave the world two more than honest albums, Liam Gallagher has now published the first album under his own name. And since there’s no risk of him changing his ways at the age of 45, we find here all the sixties obsessions that nourished the music of his illustrious group that he created with his equally illustrious brother. Apart from here the pen isn’t in Noel’s hand, but Liam’s! And it’s clear that his songs not only shape up nicely but also have a certain panache! As You Are is teeming with potential hits, as they are often relieved of potentially superfluous arrangements or illuminations. A vitality perhaps linked to him crawling back out of his hole with the end of Oasis, the failure of his Beady Eye records and above all his divorce that sent him packing. A nice comeback as it were. © CM/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released October 6, 2017 | Warner Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 27, 2017 | Warner Records

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    Liam goes solo The first solo album from the younger of the two Gallagher brothers...