Archive | Nov 11, 2018

Certain Songs #1368: Oasis – “D’You Know What I Mean?”

Album: Be Here Now
Year: 1997

While it was well-received at the time, 1997’s Be Here Now — the last album recorded with the original lineup — eventually became to be seen as a misfire after the twin salvos of Definitely Maybe and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?

In one of my all-time favorite disses of any album, Rob Sheffield referred to it in the 2004’s Rolling Stone Record Guide as “a concept album about how long the songs are,” but of course what it really is is a classic cocaine album, the 1990’s equivalent to Aerosmith’s Draw The Line.

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