Liam Gallagher, 'As You Were'
"I'm not saying my songs are better than
Oasis songs," says the band's former frontman, who steps out as a
songwriter – usually his estranged brother Noel's gig – with impressive results
on his solo debut. "But they're definitely as loud as them!" Crafted
with co-writers like the ubiquitous Greg Kurstin, the LP taps into the Oasis
vein: tight rock tunes spiked with psychedelia, and mammoth choruses from one
of rock's most casually charismatic voices. "I prefer straight outand-out
rock & roll numbers," says Gallagher. "There's no one doing it.
And I certainly don't wanna make a prog record."