Even up to this very day I still love to listen to Be Here Now.
Lets face it, it had a lot to live up to, Definately Maybe and Morning Glory are two of the greatest records ever made. It was always going to be an impossible task to out shine their previous glory, and of course it gave the critics a field day.
I ignore all the bad press though, and even Noel to a certain extent. There are some brilliant songs on this album, my personal faves are Stand By Me, Don't Go Away, I Hope I Think I Know, Girl In The Dirty Shirt and Its Gettin' Better Man. How Stand By Me was kept off Stop The Clocks will always remain a mystery to me.
Anyone who is only just getting into Oasis, I strongly recommend this album ... whatever you do, don't compare it to their earlier albums like some idiots did. Just accept that this album is part of who Oasis are today ... did they crumble? Far from it ...