Mike Flaherty
October 06, 1995 AT 04:00 AM EDT

(What's the Story) Morning Glory?

Rock, Britpop, Alternative Rock
Current Status
In Season

We gave it an A-

Oasis have admirably eschewed the scrappy archness appropriate to their debut, Definitely Maybe, for more nuanced material on (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?. They saddle the infectious ”Roll With It” with insipid lyrics, but that misstep proves to be the exception. ”Cast No Shadow” and ”Don’t Look Back in Anger” provide welcome balladic depth, ”She’s Electric” is an irresistible slice of cockney cheek, and the epic ”Champagne Supernova” serves as a classy coda. An earnest, relaxed undertaking that is less about making a splash and more about making a point. A-

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