Noel Gallagher on Harry Styles

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Noel Gallagher on Harry Styles
« on: April 06, 2022, 01:11:15 PM »
A fun random read.  Noel being Noel, as usual...

https://nypost.com/2022/04/06/oasis-noel-gallagher-slams-harry-styles-worthless-music/

Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher slams Harry Styles’ ‘worthless’ music
By Samantha Ibrahim
April 6, 2022

Outspoken Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher doesn’t buy into the cult-like fan hype of Harry Styles.

Gallagher, 54, blasted the former One Direction member, 28, in an interview with the Daily Star, calling him not a “real musician” and deeming his music “worthless.”

The often-blunt guitarist gave his thoughts on singers who found fame on the UK musical competition series “The X-Factor.”

” ‘The X Factor’ is a TV show. It’s got nothing to do with music, it’s got nothing to do with music whatsoever, and anything that has come from that, that’s got nothing to do with music,” Gallagher said.

Styles famously made it to the semifinals of the 2010 series of the show alongside former bandmates Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

“You’re not telling me Harry Styles is currently in a room somewhere writing a song,” Gallagher continued. “With any joy, he’ll be surrounded by a lot of girls.”

He added, “I can assure you he’s not got an acoustic guitar out trying to write a middle eight for something.”

The “Wonderwall” crooner previously denounced the “Watermelon Sugar” singer in 2017, when the latter released his first solo single, “Sign of the Times.”

Gallagher shook his head at his peers for collaborating on writing songs with younger pop stars like Styles.

He told Absolute Radio at the time, “People of my age have let themselves go, they’re fat, balding idiots with fading tattoos. They sit in their garage and write s–te like ‘Sign of the Times’ for Harry Styles. Which, quite frankly, my cat could have written in about 10 minutes.”

However, Gallagher stated that his wife, Sara MacDonald, is a fan of Styles.

“I don’t mind the song, my wife was falling over herself, ‘Have you heard Harry Styles’ new song? It’s like Prince.’ I was like, ‘Without even hearing it, I can assure you it’s not like Prince,’ ” he said.

However, the Styles hate doesn’t run in the Gallagher family. His younger brother and fellow Oasis member, Liam, applauded the “Dunkirk” actor’s work.

Liam, 49, told NME in 2017, “I don’t mind it, man. There’s some interesting bits in it.”

“Fair play to him,” Liam, who has been in a long feud with his brother, continued. “I’m sure, like, it’s a bigger f–king cost. I’ve got the weight of Oasis still hanging over me and I’m sure I’ll always be that guy from Oasis, so I’m sure he’s carrying an equal weight. If he wants to get out of that pop world and into something with a bit more substance, I think that’s a good thing.”

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Re: Noel Gallagher on Harry Styles
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2022, 01:24:37 PM »
I always enjoy hearing from him, for whatever that's worth. Never a dull moment. ;D

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Re: Noel Gallagher on Harry Styles
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2022, 03:07:20 PM »
Wow.

One of Oasis calling someone else’s music dumb.

Just wow.

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Re: Noel Gallagher on Harry Styles
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2022, 06:48:43 PM »
Noel is in danger of turning into a version of Bono (as in, increasingly obsessed with remaining 'relevant' to 'the youth'). Someone of the stature he has, or at least thinks he has, shouldn't care to have a view on Harry Styles. He should only have the vaguest idea of who Harry Styles even is. I bet Ian McCulloch wouldn't be bothered picking on a minnow like poor little Harry Styles. And there's always been a space for boyband type of music, everyone, except apparently Noel, knows it's not supposed to be compared with Beethoven or Jimi H. From the Monkees in the 60s, Bay City Rollers in the 70s, the entire Stock Aitken and Waterman stable in the 1980s, New Kids on the Block in the 1990s, etc. Everyone knows these bands are largely manufactured to appeal to very specific audience demographic, being teen/tween girls and a sector of the male gay audience (the sector that has shit taste in music. Yes, not all gays are artistic savants). That's the point.
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Re: Noel Gallagher on Harry Styles
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2022, 07:04:35 PM »
Noel comes off a bit like a grumpy Grandpa. Not a Harry Styles fan but Sign of the Times is great and just as good as anything Noel has done, and Noel hasn't done anything of note in 25 years.
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Re: Noel Gallagher on Harry Styles
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2022, 09:48:02 PM »
I quite like Harry Styles' solo stuff.  It's not groundbreaking by any means, but he has a number of solid, well-produced pop tunes.

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Re: Noel Gallagher on Harry Styles
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2022, 10:52:40 AM »
I'll take "2 people I don't give a shit about " for $1,000, Alex.
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Re: Noel Gallagher on Harry Styles
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2022, 11:50:47 AM »
Dunkirk was a great movie
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