... What do you Oasis fans recommend for a Naim-worthy listen? ...
Thanks for the recommendation.
Oasis were a fantastic band that couldn’t care less about sound quality as the brothers were too stoned on drugs ‘n alcohol to care about such niceties. They were arch proponents of the loudness wars.
First and foremost, I recommend playing at a low volume. Oasis tracks were mixed for uber max volume recording levels, so the recording quality is consistently nasty.
Second, buy the cd, as it’s cheaper than the lp. There is no sonic advantage to the lp, just the extra cost of the vinyl album and the wear on your expensive stylus.
Third, go for the first album, What’s the story (morning glory). Oasis recorded their first 3 albums worth of music in one spell before they became famous. The best tracks went on the first album, the middling ones on the second album and the rubbish ones on the third album. Naturally, muggins here has all three!
Despite all of the above, What’s the Story is truly a great album, though not for its fidelity. It may even sound best in mp3 format. I kid you not!
If you are interested in something more recent, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is releasing some great music.