Wigwam saves the album again with a new gear. Unfortunately it’s ‘whiney-Liam’ and it’s not a great track. It should be anthemic, but it overstays its welcome.
A newer, better gear opens "Three Ring Circus." It’s a throwaway rocker - but a good one.
"The Beat Goes On" sounds like recapitulation before the finish. I hope for Liam's sake it's the album and not his career.
"The Morning Sun" is the last chance the album has to convince me that it's worth returning to. It starts well and doesn't jump obviously to a big chorus. It stays nice and warm and does a good job of closing the album.
In conclusion, I think it’s a grower. I like it. If it wasn’t the less talented half of Oasis rising from the ashes, then I think we’d be looking at one of the British tips for the summer festivals. Sadly, there’s no way this band’s going to get a fair run and it’s just case of seeing how much mileage they can get out of the Oasis bandwagon before they call it a day. Dave Grohl managed it on leaving Nirvana, but I think he’s cut from a different cloth than Liam.