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Oasis: (What's the Story) Morning Glory (Epic); Blur: The Great Escape (Virgin), both 6/10

Chuck Eddy, Spin, November 1995

THE MORE Blur and Oasis act British by pretending to be funny without punch lines on their long-awaited new albums (long-awaited in England, anyway, where they released "competing singles" August 14), the less I like them. Oasis's quirks grate on me, especially barbershop piano mincing like 'She's Electric'. Blur actually does a song about a nowhere man, named 'Ernold Same' because he does the same thing every day (oh, I get it), and their kitsch-load of music-hall hurdy gurdy/Salvation Army-brass/zoo-kazoo ballads makes me want to kick their precious little shins.

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