Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds While his brother Liam trundles on with the morose Beady Eye, Oasis' better half delivers a bracingly kinetic solo salvo. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds… Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds While his brother Liam trundles on with the morose Beady Eye, Oasis' better half delivers a bracingly kinetic solo salvo. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds… 2011-11-08 Noel Gallagher Rock
Music Review

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (2011)

NOEL'S NO COWARD The Gallagher brothers better half turns in a solid solo effort
NOEL'S NO COWARD The Gallagher brothers better half turns in a solid solo effort
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 08, 2011; Lead Performance: Noel Gallagher; Genre: Rock

While his brother Liam trundles on with the morose Beady Eye, Oasis' better half delivers a bracingly kinetic solo salvo. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds folds throwback psychedelia, rootsy Americana, U2-esque arena rock, and ever-present Fab Four nods into one formidable Britpop monster. Noel's brand of musical theft isn't Liam's smash-and-grab thuggery — rather, he's a gentleman villain who knows exactly what to steal. B+

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Originally posted Nov 02, 2011 Published in issue #1180 Nov 11, 2011 Order article reprints