It's been over a year since I bought this album. As a big Oasis fan, I had no doubts about buying it and was eagerly anticipating the next chapter in Noel Gallagher's long and successful career. Around the time this album was released, I was going through a pretty bad spell in my life and listening to Noel's soothing voice and hypnotizing guitar playing pulled my through it! No doubt! This album is the best music Noel has written since Morning Glory back in 1995. 'If I Had a Gun' is in the same league as Wonderwall or Live Forever... and I know this is great music because the people I work with, (who actively dislike Oasis and the Gallaghers in general), can often by heard singing along to 'Dream On', 'What a Life' and 'The Death of You and Me' over the radio. It's then I remind them of the genius who wrote these tracks. High Flying Birds is one of the greatest works of music I have ever had the privelage of listening to. Buy it and find out why...
This album for Noel Gallagher's fans is a dream: 10 very nice song, great variety without any let down.
Yes, you won't find a masterpiece like for example Wonderwall, anyway I prefer much more an album entirely composed by nice songs instead of one including 1 or 2 masterpieces and other crap songs put in there only to make number.
Oasis are my favourite band of all time and i was expecting much more than this.Every song just sounds as if it's missing something, i don't know what though. this is not a rock album and will be forgotten, the songs are just nice, thats all i can say about them, nothing stands out really, the first song is the best, but if im honest, this album sounds like a collection of unused B-sides from post 2000 Oasis