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Noel Gallagher Selects His Thirteen Favourite Albums
John Doran , October 17th, 2011 06:10

While there's nothing unexpected about Noel Gallagher's Bakers Dozen selection, John Doran salutes his unique perspective on The Canon

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U2 - The Joshua Tree
I just love the songs on this. I’m not into the whole religious aspect of the band but I’ve been a fan since I saw them on Top Of The Pops doing ‘Fire’. The reason that I picked this over Achtung Baby - which is one of my favourite U2 albums from my favourite period of U2 – is that it’s just a massive album for me. When I get time to have a quiet moment on my own, I could sit and play all the songs off this on an acoustic guitar for ages. They’re just great. You don’t like it? I don’t give a fuck! Everyone that I’ve ever known – EVER KNOWN – apart from my wife – hates them. Me and my wife love them. It wasn’t the reason we got married… But everyone else I have ever met from my earliest memory in Manchester to right now talking to you has gone, 'They are fucking shit. They are what’s wrong with music.' For me it’s about the songwriting. If I could write a song like ‘Running To Stand Still’ and ‘Nobody’s Home’ by Pink Floyd then I could die happy with never writing another song again.


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Mikey
Oct 17, 2011 10:21am

What image below?

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Oct 17, 2011 10:26am

In reply to Mikey:

Ooer i thought
it was me!

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justin
Oct 17, 2011 2:34pm

so what i'm to gather from your introduction is that you wanted to tell us that noel gallagher liked you so much, he talked to you for 70 minutes?

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John Doran
Oct 17, 2011 2:43pm

In reply to justin:

Not quite. More like he's a good interview.

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Justin
Oct 17, 2011 3:13pm

In reply to John Doran:

i'm just pulling your chain. your last interview with him was excellent. it's hard to find an interviewer who has lines as memorable as noel's.

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John Doran
Oct 17, 2011 4:07pm

In reply to Justin:

I'll let you off... this time. Pesky kids.

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madeline
Oct 17, 2011 4:17pm

very good noel you have selected some great albums great choice in music

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justin
Oct 17, 2011 7:18pm

In reply to John Doran:

"Pesky Yanks" is more like it.

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Michael
Oct 17, 2011 11:11pm

Sorry Noel, I think your missus was right about Pink Floyd.

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damien
Oct 18, 2011 12:11am

he's right about Morrissey's coat! even Morrissey hated it and said as much in a letter to the photographer. true fact!

x

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Sir Terrence Bobbins
Oct 18, 2011 12:24am

U2 are shite

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Malcolm Eden
Oct 18, 2011 10:01am

"£50 Man".

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str8 bro
Oct 18, 2011 11:30am

In reply to Malcolm Eden:

hahaha... nailed it

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uncled
Oct 18, 2011 3:37pm

stand up dude?

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John Doran
Oct 18, 2011 11:04pm

In reply to uncled :

Sorry. English colloquialism meaning a good guy; someone who would help you out or treat you right.

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Reza
Oct 19, 2011 6:49am

Some of those choices are decent but predictable. Beatles, Kinks, The Who, Rolling Stones.

Can't stand any of his own music though.

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paddy
Jun 17, 2012 2:46pm

Noel's got good taste in people. Scousers really are lovely folk.

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Chairman Meow
Jan 30, 2013 11:51am

Quite surprised to see 'The Wall' in this list. I can understand why he pissed Gilmour off though as the album was written almost entirely by Waters.

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Jay Brennan
May 7, 2014 9:49am

Good choices from the man.

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