Dig Out Your Soul
Label: Big Brother
Oasis like the Beatles! Okay, major understatement, but with the "Dear Prudence" picks closing "The Turning," the "I am the Walrus" utters in "I'm Outta Time," the "magical mystery" references and the sitar-rich "To Be Where There's Life," it's clear the Brits still heart the Fab Four. But, the Gallagher bros can't pull off being as pompous as they are by simply aping one of the best bands ever. Their haughty energy transfers into some pretty great grooves here as they shake up stadium-ready choruses with layers of dreamy drones, clap-happy rhythms, staccato bass and hip-shakin' beats.