Heathen Chemistry

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The Gallagher brothers were never ones to bother reinventing the wheel when they could just steal one off the Magical Mystery Tour bus. On its fifth album, Oasis still sounds like the world's best Beatles cover band — and there's nothing wrong with that. After 2000's lemon, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (an album without a single compelling song), the group returns to simple melodies (McCartney's), longing vocals (Lennon's) and songs about the women the brothers have loved and left. Little by Little, Stop Crying Your Heart Out and The Hindu Times are pop-rock mini-classics, diminished only by the fact that they sound so darned familiar.