Oasis (English Britpop group)

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Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion). They were later joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals) as a fifth member, becoming the band's settled line-up until April 1995.

Oasis signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993 and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe (1994). The following year the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with their new drummer Alan White in the midst of a rivalry with Britpop peers Blur in the charts. The Gallagher brothers were featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling disputes and wild lifestyles. In 1997 Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now (1997), and although it became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, the album's popularity tapered off quickly. McGuigan and Arthurs left Oasis in 1999 as the band went on to record and release Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000). After their departures, they were replaced by Gem Archer and Andy Bell who joined the group for the tour in support of Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, which had moderate success. Their fifth studio album Heathen Chemistry (2002) saw Noel Gallagher's releasing strict creative control in the band's output with all members contributing songs, which led to more relaxed recording sessions. In 2004 the band were joined by The Who's drummer Zak Starkey, replacing Alan White, and found renewed success and popularity with Don't Believe the Truth (2005).

Following the recording of the band's seventh album Dig Out Your Soul (2008), Starkey left and was replaced by Chris Sharrock on Oasis' last tour as a collective band. During the tour the brothers' increasingly deteriorating relationship ultimately led to Noel Gallagher announcing in August 2009 that he would be leaving the band after a backstage altercation with Liam before a festival appearance. The band, comprising the remaining members of Oasis and led by Liam Gallagher, decided to continue working together under the name Beady Eye, while Noel went on to form his solo project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Oasis have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music and one for the Best Album of the Last 30 Years as voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. By 2009, the band had sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. The band were listed in the Guinness World Records book in 2010 for “Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run by a Group” after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK. The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the most successful act in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the Top 75 singles and albums charts.

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Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1994 Definitely Maybe 4.5 13
1995 (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? 3.85 11
1997 Be Here Now 3 7
2000 Standing on the Shoulder of Giants 8
2002 Heathen Chemistry 4 10
2005 Don’t Believe the Truth 3.5 11
2008 Dig Out Your Soul 5 10
Glastonbury, 2004 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1998 The Masterplan Compilation 3 5
2004 Only Hits Compilation 1
2006 Complete Single Collection '94-'05 Compilation 1
2006 Stop the Clocks Compilation 3.75 7
2010 Time Flies… 1994-2009 Compilation 4 5
Complete Singles Collection Compilation 1
Greatest Hits Compilation 1
Singles Gold Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 Live at Earls Court 1995 Live 1
1995 1995-11-07: "Paris Supernova" live at Le Zenith, Paris, France Live 1
2000 Familiar to Millions Live 6
2007 Lord Don't Slow Me Down Live 1
Unplugged, Volume 2 Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1994 Supersonic 4 2
1994 Shakermaker 2
1994 Live Forever 3 2
1994 Cigarettes & Alcohol 4 1
1994 Whatever 3
1995 Some Might Say 4
1995 Roll With It 2
1995 Morning Glory 1
1995 Wonderwall 3
1995 Don't Look Back in Anger 4
1996 Champagne Supernova 1
1997 D'You Know What I Mean? 4
1997 Stand by Me 1
1997 All Around the World 3
1998 Don't Go Away 1
1999 Go Let It Out 5
2000 Who Feels Love? 2
2000 Sunday Morning Call 2
2002 The Hindu Times 2
2002 Stop Crying Your Heart Out 2
2002 Little by Little / She Is Love 2
2003 Songbird 2
2005 Lyla 2
2005 The Importance of Being Idle 1
2005 Let There Be Love 3
2007 Lord Don't Slow Me Down 2
2008 Falling Down (Chemical Brothers remix) 1
2008 The Shock of the Lightning 4
2008 I'm Outta Time 3

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