In the wake of the irreconcilable infighting that disbanded Britpop superband Oasis, the creative force behind “Wonderwall,” “Champagne Supernova,” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” gathered the scattered shards of a bruised ego and came back with High Flying Birds, his solo debut. The album fuses Noel’s uncanny ear for brooding power ballads with an unpretentious delivery that jives well with his hangdog, sensitive guy look. The perennial wallflower, the elder Gallagher was always the camera-shy poet singing backup in the corner, and even now that he’s stepped into the spotlight, its still the music that does the talking.
Mon., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 2, 2011