Album Title

Liam Gallagher
As You Were
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First Released

2017

Genre

Rock & Roll

Mood

Confrontational

Style

Rock/Pop

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Tempo

Medium

Release Format

Album

Record Label Release

Warner Bros. Records

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Album Description
As You Were is the debut studio album by English singer and songwriter Liam Gallagher. The album was announced in June 2017 with the release of the single "Wall of Glass" and was released on 6 October 2017 by Warner Bros. Records. Gallagher also revealed that he will launch his first solo tour of the United States and Canada to support the album's release. The album's title comes from the sign-off Gallagher typically uses for his Twitter posts.

Gallagher worked with producers Greg Kurstin, Andrew Wyatt and Dan Grech-Marguerat on the album, with Kurstin producing the tracks "Wall of Glass", "Paper Crown", "Come Back to Me", and "Doesn't Have to Be That Way", Wyatt producing "Chinatown", and Grech-Marguerat producing the remaining tracks.

As You Were received generally positive reviews from critics at Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 73, based on 17 reviews.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic was highly positive about the record in his four-star review, saying "As You Were doesn't sound retro even though it is, in essence, a throwback to a throwback -- a re-articulation of Liam's '90s obsession with the '60s. That production does Gallagher a favor but so does Kurstin's presence as a co-songwriter, helping to rein in Liam's wandering ear and sharpen his melodies. Ranging from the icy onslaught of "Wall of Glass" to the stark swirl of "Chinatown" this is his best record in nearly a decade, and they add up to an album that illustrates exactly who Liam Gallagher is as an artist. Now in his middle age, he's a richer, nuanced singer than he was during Oasis's heyday, yet he's retained his charisma and, unlike his brother, he favors color and fire in his records, elements that not only enhance this fine collection of songs but make this the best post-Oasis album from either Gallagher to date." Halina Watts from the Daily Mirror was also very positive towards the record, scoring the album five stars and saying "'As You Were' is the legendary rocker at his very best" and that the album was "well worth the wait". She went onto describe "Chinatown" as a "catchy uplifting poem to the capital" and "For What It's Worth" and "Paper Crown" as "fantastic ballads". Watts rounded off the review by saying: "Bring on album two".

The album will be released in numerous formats, from digital versions to vinyl, CD, and a "special box set" that includes a colorised vinyl record, an "exclusive seven-inch, hardback book and an art print by Klaus Voormann, the artist behind the Beatles' Revolver". The track listing was revealed by Gallagher with the release of the album's second single "Chinatown".


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