The Word On... Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

"The music is slightly mellower – there are no out-and-out rockers – as Noel seems to be moving ever nearer to the centre ground of classic rock. All the elements in the 10 tracks are in the right place, but there is an air of predictability about it all."

"Ten largely freewheeling tracks that neither amaze nor appal: an adequate selection that, were they were written by someone who didn't have Noel Gallagher's CV would go largely unheralded (though let's just settle one argument here: it still wipes the floor with 'Different Gear, Still Speeding')."

"Jazzy interludes aside, there's nothing particularly new here, and certainlynothing that will change anyone's mind about the music of Noel Gallagher."