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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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The Who - Best Of The Who
Now, some people give you shit for picking a best of over a studio album but The Who are totally one of those bands. I do not dig any of their albums. The only album that isn’t a hits collection that I can sit through from start to finish is Live At Leeds. On their studio albums there is always some half-arsed concept hung on a few good tunes. But, The Ultimate Collection is… fucking hell. If you’re of a certain age and you play guitar based music, they’re up there with the Beatles to me. You just have to look at the singles, ‘My Generation’, ‘The Kids Are Alright’ all the way through to ‘Pinball Wizard’ and even ‘You Better You Bet’ is fucking good. The thing about best-ofs is right from the time when I was a teenager right up until the point I actually earned some proper money, all I could afford was best-ofs. I’m not interested in David Bowie’s albums, do you know what I mean? Give me ChangesOneBowie and ChangesTwoBowie. When you can only afford to buy one album a fortnight or whatever it’s too much of a gamble to buy an actual album. Give me a best of. It’s the best… of… that person!


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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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