British band Oasis will enter the studios in the early days of November to record their seventh album. They have already completed work on two songs set for the album, and have demoed the rest.Noel Gallagher revealed that Oasis already began initial recording at the studio six weeks ago, and plan to mix the album after a Christmas break."We start in Abbey Road a week on Monday [November 5]," he said. "Then we'll probably work through a couple of months there, have Christmas off, then go and mix it and see where we're at."We all write separately, but for some reason all the songs sound like they've got a common thread. We've been focusing round the grooves more this time."He added: "The last album ['Don't Believe The Truth'] was quite 'songy', if that makes any sense - it was quite a British, retro, '60s sounding album. This [new album] is focusing round the grooves more."The singer songwriter went on to explain that he'd been having difficulty coming up with lyrical inspiration."I've literally got nothing left to write about," he said. "I've written about being a youth, and I've written about being a rock star, and I've written about living life in the big city."
"Definitely Maybe," the debut album by Oasis, has beaten the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in a British vote for the greatest album of all time, organizers said Thursday. The Beatles also took third place with "Revolver" and had three other albums in the Top 100 in the vote staged by British Hit Singles & Albums, an annual publication, and NME.com. The vote was announced in last year's edition of British Hit Singles & Albums, said editor David Roberts. Anyone could vote for as many as 10 albums, in rank order, and probably 95 percent of the 40,000 votes came from Britain, he said. The biggest surprise, in Roberts' view, was The Libertines' debut album, "Up the Bracket," at No. 15 _ a strong showing he attributed to singer Pete Doherty's well-publicized involvement with supermodel Kate Moss and his arrests for alleged drug use. Other albums on the list include U2's "The Joshua Tree" (No. 11), Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (No. 35), the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street," (No. 42), The White Stripes' "Elephant" (No. 59), Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" (No. 84) and the Eagles' "Hotel California" (No. 100). "Definitely Maybe," Oasis. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," The Beatles. "Revolver," The Beatles. "OK Computer," Radiohead. "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?" Oasis. "Nevermind," Nirvana. "The Stone Roses," The Stone Roses. "Dark Side of the Moon," Pink Floyd. "The Queen Is Dead," The Smiths. "The Bends," Radiohead