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  1. Clive888 at |

    What’s the story morning glory isn’t forgotten. It’s been included on heaps of greatest album lists. And don’t compare oasis to the beatles. Saying they weren’t as epic or sincere as oasis is a joke.

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    1. Jonathan Reiter at |

      The Beatles are MORE Epic and MORE Sincere than ANYBODY! I agree with the last line in your post.

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    2. Jacob Trowbridge at |

      The Beatles didn’t “come out of the gate” that way, though, which was my whole point. If you’re going to tell me that “She Loves You” as epic or sincere as “Wonderwall” then you’re just fooling yourself.

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      1. Jonathan Reiter at |

        I’m a Beatles fan, you’re not, it seems. Okay.
        The Beatles later stuff is what I’m talking about. Without that, there wouldn’t have been anybody else, later on.

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        1. Jacob Trowbridge at |

          I’m a huge Beatles fan, by the way, but their early stuff was pure schmaltz. Fun tunes, don’t get me wrong, but nowhere near the level of Oasis’ early output.

          So…you’re talking about their later stuff but I (and this article) was talking about their early stuff. That’s probably why you’re confused about what I’m saying.

          Also, I said this: “Any comparisons to that other popular, mop-top sporting British band are mostly unwarranted…”

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          1. Jonathan Reiter at |

            I disagree. Their early stuff, schmaltzy though it was, still had sincerity of youth so to speak, before that youth had a chance to grow up and get disillusioned…

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    3. stuthedude at |

      Also, Oasis were often criticized as being Beatles wannabees and doing “Beatles by numbers” tunes.

      Although, I have most of Oasis’ albums I would have to say that their first two were by far the strongest and they got pretty boring and unimaginative after What’s the Story. Even if they came out of the gates well they faded pretty quickly afterwards!

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  2. ParusMajor at |

    I’m sorry to say that the only albums I’ve heard from this list are Oasis and Third Eye Blind (I liked those ones, though). Then again, I’ve never been into pop-rock that much. I prefer real roots music, like blues, heavy metal and classic rock’n’roll. Or even country music and jazz. Having said that, I don’t hate any style of music just because of the style or genre, so maybe I should look these up at YouTube or Spotify. In fact, I think I will. Thanks for the suggestions! :)

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    1. Jacob Trowbridge at |

      I highly recommend checking them out! There’s a lot more to these albums than most people give them credit for. I particularly suggest Better Than Ezra. It’s often far too “deep” to fit the pop-rock label.

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      1. ParusMajor at |

        OK, I just listened to Better Than Ezra’s Deluxe. It was good, but I must say that I don’t care about deep lyrics that much, I’m quite ok with “a wop bop a loo bop a wop bop boom”, if it rocks. I’m going to listen to Eve 6 next, if I can find it. Come to think of it, I have indeed liked some bands from the 80’s and 90’d that might not have been so rock’n’roll. The Cure, Erasure, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, to name but a few.

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        1. ParusMajor at |

          Listened to Eve 6, it was great. Gonna listen to Ben Folds Five next… :D

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  3. tim at |

    I’m actually pretty surprised there was nothing by Collective Soul on this list.

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    1. Jacob Trowbridge at |

      That’s because they were *deservedly* forgotten. :)

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  4. Matt at |

    Robin Wilson is Gin Blossoms’ lead singer. Jesse Valenzuela is one of the band’s guitarists.

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    1. Jacob Trowbridge at |

      Good catch. Valenzuela was the original vocalist, but switched with Wilson by the time this album rolled around. You win the prize of…something! I’m not sure what yet.

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  5. Nick at |

    I guess in America whats the story Morning Glory might be underrated but here in the UK I could ask almost anyone of the generation there opinion of that record and it would turn into a debate of which was better Morning Glory or Definitly Maybe. Oasis records were just that good! Agree with Everclear father of mine and I will buy you a new life are my choices from the cd.

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  6. stuthedude at |

    Interesting list although a little light on additional snippets and trivia (if I had to be critical). I have all the albums on the list except the FoW one (alhtough I do have some of their other albums).

    So far as the trivia comment goes, here is an example – Third Eye Blind’s “Semi Charmed” got killed as a sing along song on the radio but hardly anyone picked up that there is a pretty direct oral sex reference in the song: “She comes ’round and she goes down on me”

    Also would have to say that although I think Ben Folds is great, the album cover for “Whatever and Ever Amen” is one of the worst and most insipid I have ever seen!

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  7. Connie Johnson at |

    This list was kind of obvious and didn’t take much effort I see…..no offense:/

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    1. Jacob Trowbridge at |

      Was it really that obvious? I feel like very few people remember these albums. And yes, this one was pretty effortless. But writing about things you really enjoy shouldn’t be painstaking, right?

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      1. Shell Harris at |

        A very nice response, Jacob.

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      2. ParusMajor at |

        I’m happy about this list, I have never heard of some of these bands. About Gin Blossoms and Better Than Ezra, for example. Now I know. :D

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  8. hilary at |

    way to include no women artists. very comprehensive list

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    1. Shell Harris at |

      Hi, Hilary. Who would you include? I am interested.

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      1. ParusMajor at |

        Anneke Van Giersbergen. Check her out.

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  9. Jacob Trowbridge at |

    Honestly, there just weren’t a lot of choices for female-fronted pop rock albums from the 90s, with the exception of No Doubt. But I ruled them out because Tragic Kingdom was a little too ska to be considered pop rock, I think.

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    1. ParusMajor at |

      The Gathering, Anneke Van Giersbergen.

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  10. Gwhat at |

    None of these songs at all have been forgotten, where do you live exactly in a shack in a swamp with an AM only radio? These songs are still played all the time on the Radio out east, even heard them out west when i went to Cali. These are probably some of the most still played songs today. Now Primitive Radio gods would be considered a forgotten great band.

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    1. Connie Johnson at |

      My point exactly.

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    2. Jacob Trowbridge at |

      This article was about albums. ALBUMS. Not songs.

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  11. nicoal at |

    Now I remember why I forgot them.

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  12. John at |

    Oh my God. I thought your comments on the Beatles were intended to be ironic. Reading the comments I realize you were seriouse. You have placed the early work of Oasis above the early work of the Beatles. You need to listen to what passed as contemporary music in the mid-sixties as the Beatles were revolutionizing the infant world of rock & roll with their “schmaltz.” I respect everyone’s opinion on anything as personal as individualized musical preferences but there are lines man; and you have crossed the hell out of one. Roll Tide.

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    1. Jacob Trowbridge at |

      “She Loves You” wasn’t schmaltz? And you don’t think “Don’t Look Back in Anger” or “Wonderwall” is just a little better than that stuff? C’mon, guys.

      There comes a point where just saying that The Beatles are untouchable is just too ridiculous to be considered a serious argument. I understand fanaticism when it comes to music (if anyone said that Foo Fighters are awful, for example, I would take great umbrage to that), but your “lines” are meaningless.

      And whether it had an impact on the world at that time or not, it needs to hold up TODAY. And today it falls below Oasis.

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  13. Alex Gunn at |

    whats the story is the biggest album by one of the biggest bands of the nineties. nobody forgot about it

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