Yes I was a fan of Oasis, yes where's Noel! but this actually is a pretty decent offering from the ashes of Oasis. Personally I think it's great how Liam Gallagher throws himself into a project and his enthusiasm kinda comes across on this debut album. I listened to a full preview of the album last week and was presently surprised how they've just got on it with decent results. I'm not going to compare this band with Oasis - it seems a futile exercise in the long run. Beady Eye are Beady Eye and I think this debut starts fulfilling their intentions nicely.
Ok so the influences are there for all to see - they aren't pretending to hide them, they are embracing them. I can see why people slate bands for it but I'd prefer to see it as a homage. At the end of the day if it makes younger listeners then pick up John Lennon or The Rolling Stones or The Who then they've kinda done their job.
I listened to this judgingly at first then repeatedly then I kinda just went with it and enjoyed it, which is what music should do. It definitely puts an extra string in your step and Liam's vocals are pretty damn good. So a fresh sounding debut is not what I expected but that's what I got. I'd buy the deluxe pack as for the price it's worth the difference will all the extra content. Order it now!