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Liam Gallagher, 'As You Were'

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."

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