Noel Gallagher, 'Who Built the Moon?'
"It's unashamedly a fuckin' pop album," says Gallagher of his third LP with the High Flying Birds. Producer David Holmes, a Northern Irish electronic musician, pushed Gallagher to put down his acoustic and build tracks pulling generously from his favorite songs; "If Love Is the Law" samples Brian Eno, and "Holy Mountain" borrows a hook from Sixties bubblegum group Ice Cream. "People are going to be surprised," Homes said in a statement. "I think people love Noel and they're desperate for him to make a really big, bold, up-tempo beast of a record – a lot of Noel's music is quite mid-tempo. This one is fun."