The list of things I completely and totally despise changes pretty regularly; just the other week, for example, my long-running hatred for Katie Price ended quite abruptly when I read one of her columns (There’s a post about that here), which, I won’t lie, came as a bit of a shock to me. I’ve also come to realise that my once complacent attitude towards people who seemed entirely oblivious to the concept of “manners” has disappeared altogether, adding another new item to the list of things I utterly detest.
My newest pet peeve, it would seem, is the simple fact that people exist who think the band Oasis weren’t musical geniuses given to the world as a gift from the almighty god of pop-rock himself. Are you kidding? What’s not to love? They had the catchiest songs ever written, they led seriously awesome rockstar lifestyles and they had a totally unique sound. A lot of my fondest memories can be tied to Oasis songs in one way or another, whether they were belted out in a god-awful chorus of cats murdering each other by myself and a number of friends for no apparent reason, whether they were played in the background, or whether they would have simply improved the memory by playing a part in it.
Before my rambling starts to sound borderline homo-erotic, it’s probably best I refer you to some of their songs. “Wonderwall” and “Champagne Supernova” quite frankly go without saying; anyone who doesn’t agree needs their head testing. “Lyla” and “The Importance Of Being Idle” are both fantastically catchy songs with memorable tunes and great lyrics. Then there’s pretty much the entire “Dig Out Your Soul” album, which completely reinvented their style in a truly unique and awesome way, as represented probably best by the songs “Bag It Up”, “Shock Of The Lightening” and “Falling Down”. Another personal favourite, from the album “Definitely Maybe”, was “Live Forever”, which a lot of people regard as their greatest work of all. Seriously, go listen to them. They’re amazing. When they split up permanently in 2009, I actually think I died a little inside.
Here’s a nice little video showcasing some of their songs. My own top 10 list would look a little different to this (I ought to make one really), but the songs on it will give you a good idea of what the band was like:
There. Now you have no excuse to dislike this band. If for some reason you still do, you’re beyond help.