So the most overrated band in all music history have finally split up. Even Adolf Hitler is upset about it. The NME will need someone new to put on the cover every third week.
The Guardian’s increasingly risible Tim Jonze claims that they were arguably Britain’s greatest ever rock’n'roll band. I’m guessing fans of bands like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin or The Clash would rather dispute that fact. The truth is that Oasis were just lucky to be in the right place at the right time, and were at the receiving end of so much undeserved hype from hacks like Jonze that it completely went to their heads. Yes, they did a couple of decent albums, but even most their devoted fans admit that they were just coasting after their early years.
Far from being the new Beatles, the reality is that (in my opinion of course) Oasis were not as good a band as Saxon.