Noel Gallagher: What's The Story? Review

This charming revisit of the 1995 blockbuster album could've done with a little balance in its narrative

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Noel Gallagher: What's The Story? Review
Platform
Voot Select
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Format
Original Documentary Review
Movie Rated
18+
Genre
DOCUMENTARY,MUSICAL
Language
English

What is the story about?

Former vocalist and band member Noel Gallagher takes viewers through a track-by-track revisit of the band Oasis' iconic 1995 album (What's The Story) Morning Glory?

Analysis

In 1995, the British rock band Oasis, composed of Liam Gallagher, Paul Arthurs, Paul McGuigan, Tony McCarroll and Noel Gallagher (Liam's brother), released their second studio album, What's The Story? (Morning Glory. The album turned them into a worldwide phenomenon overnight. More than 25 years later, Noel revisits the album in his own style, taking viewers through various anecdoctes as each track was recorded. It is nice to hear him praise Liam's singing, especially after knowing the discord that brews between them to this day after the band broke up in 2009. 
 
This documentary could have been better, if only we knew what the other ex-members of Oasis felt about the record. Nevertheless, this short documentary gives a glimpse of the creative process involved in each track, and will appeal to rock aficionados. The use of funky cutout graphics and flash editing gives it a crisp 1990s postmodern look.

Highlights

A substantial part of the documentary has Gallagher talking animatedly about "Wonderwall", which is probably the most popular track on the album. It is a definite highlight.

Drawbacks

The absence of the perspectives of other band members means that we only get to rely on Noel's version of events, which actually is unreliable for a documentary. It would have been better if Liam's version of events was also included.

Did I enjoy it?

Yes.

Do I recommend it?

Oasis were one of the greatest bands in the history of British rock in the 1990s. If you're a fan and want to go down memory lane, this documentary is a nice way to do so.
 
And if you want to listen to the soundtrack, you can head over to Spotify at the link given in this review.


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