A post today on the A.V. Club celebrating the song "Wonderwall" by Oasis vexed me. I never got into Oasis. The lyrics to their hit songs were simple and pointlessly riddled with Beatles and Rolling Stones references. The word "wonderwall" is a George Harrison reference. And hearing more than one song of theirs is exhausting. Not because of their high energy, but they nag.
Their brotherly squabbles were occasionally fun to read/listen to. Re-listening to the song to see if I feel any differently about it 16-17 years on, the answer is I don't. I still feel like the only tension to Oasis songs is whether lead vocalist Liam Gallagher will find a third note to sing, or even a second. Pass.