Release Date: Sep 19, 2006
Record label: RCA
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
In the decade since Oasis peaked at Knebworth, Noel Gallagher has talked of his quest to pass on the band's torch - and, thus, enormous fanbase - to a new act. Having grimly endured the post-Britpop bedwetter years, Gallagher championed the Coral, but they were too quirky to have Oasis's mainstream appeal. Arctic Monkeys were potential torch-bearers, but despite having the tunes, the Sheffield tykes lack Oasis's crucial laddish joie de vivre; they more often seem sad for it than mad for it.