No one knows you quite like a sibling. That can result in a familiarity and a closeness that results in beautiful things. It can also result in sibling rivalries and infighting — as in the case of the Gallagher brothers in Oasis. Noel and Liam, the creative centers of the British band, aren’t exactly the closest of brothers these days. But back in their peak, they created some music magic that still resonates to this day — even if their relationship doesn’t. On “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?,” Oasis took over the pop world with an album full of sonic, bombastic, pop-laden hits like “Wonderwall,” “Champagne Supernova” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger.” And in the process, they introduced a whole new generation to British power pop — and laid an uppercut to anyone who stood in their way — including each other.

You can listen to Oasis on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, and Amazon. 


When The Beatles returned to Abbey Road to record their sixth album, they were exhausted from constant touring and releasing at a pace of two albums a year. They also had virtually no songs prepared. But when it was completed, their sixth album was Rubber Soul, arguably the first actual album, not just a collection of songs. This was the turning point; it’s the album that bridges the British Invasion Beatles to Revolver and Sgt. Pepper. It’s the album that turned the music world on its rear, forcing the band’s rivals and contemporaries like the Beach Boys and Rolling Stones to step up their games.  In essence, with Rubber Soul, the Beatles were just getting started.

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You can buy or stream Rubber Soul by the Beatles online at iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and Amazon.