DEFINITELY MAYBE TOP 5 – IS IT STILL THE BEST INDIE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ALBUM 30 YEARS ON?

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There’s no doubt that picking our favourites from this album was an absolute headache, but we gave it a go anyway; so here are our top 5 picks from Definitely Maybe:

Rock ’n’ Roll StarEnergy. Passion. Sunshyineee. An opening track that encapsulates everything Oasis are about. In the album’s documentary, Liam described that “you’ve gotta sing it like that’s what you are, and that’s what anyone can be if they wanna”, and it’s his ardent vocals that lead you half-way to believing that you are indeed a ‘Rock n Roll Star’.

Live Forever – Arguably one of the band’s best tracks, it became a staple in both Britpop and Oasis’ history. Noel has often cited that Live Forever is his favourite song produced by the band. We can’t forget, the song also gave us Liam’s interview rant about Blur’s Girls & Boys with Noel’s beautiful rendition of All That She Wants over the top.

Up In The SkyFor me, the most under-rated song on the album; Liam is truly at his best with this track. His powerful vocals twinned with Noel’s catchy lead guitar riff makes for a song that showcases the bands early musical style perfectly.

SupersonicA debut single for the history books. Synonymous with Oasis, Supersonic has bucket-loads of that attitude we’ve all grown to adore. Its success set the stage for the massive popularity Oasis achieved with subsequent releases.

Slide AwayReceiving positive reviews from critics upon release, Slide Away displayed Noel’s ability to write with emotional depth and is often regarded as one of the stand-out tracks on the album. A timeless classic that showcased the band’s ability to deliver more than just their energy filled anthems.

Definitely Maybe has stood the test of time, leaving a legacy behind it as one of the greatest indie rock albums ever released.

DYLAN KEARSLEY

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