In the story of British music, Noel Gallagher and Thom Yorke occupy separate chapters, each with their own sound.
Even though they’re from the same era and country, their music is like two different languages. One represents the brightest days of Britpop, while the other ventures into new territories, embracing change.
Noel, the older of the Gallagher brothers, is known for speaking his mind, no matter the consequences.
He’s often been critical of Thom Yorke and Radiohead, showing that their wavelengths don’t quite match.
Their differences boil down to their views on art. Noel loves classic rock that stands the test of time. On the other hand, Thom is like an explorer, always pushing boundaries and diving deep into intricate emotions.
In an interview with NME magazine, Noel didn’t hold back about Radiohead’s complex style. He cleverly suggested that even when people are down, they’ll always want to hear Radiohead play their hit song “Creep.”
He also poked fun at their label of “art rock,” joking that he never went to college. Thom Yorke responded gracefully, highlighting the value of treating others with respect in a subtle comeback.
Given that Radiohead’s music often leans toward sadness, Noel jokingly suggested they should break up if they don’t enjoy performing. He said they could move to a mansion in Oxford and spare us their gloomy tunes.
Time has a way of changing things. Noel’s views have softened. He recently praised Jonny Greenwood as a “songwriting genius” and admitted that songs like “Fake Plastic Trees” and “Karma Police” are indeed “great.” It’s like the rhythm of his thoughts has found a new beat in this musical journey.