Nancy Miller
June 06, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

In recent years, Noel and Liam Gallagher have become better known for their tart tongues than searing guitar licks. Maybe that’s why Oasis’s sixth album, Don’t Believe the Truth, lacks any real bite. Sure, for 11 songs, these blokes can grind out toe-tapping Britpop, but there are no heart-pounding anthems here. The boot-stompin’ ”Mucky Fingers” is the disc’s best song: a catchy, Dylan-fronting-the-Velvet Underground jam. But it ain’t no ”Wonderwall.”

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