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Wednesday, 3 July, 2002, 11:56 GMT 12:56 UK
Fans dismiss post-1995 Oasis
Recent Oasis publicity shoot
Oasis's recent singles have sold well
Oasis fans do not think the rock band have made a decent song for years, a survey in a music magazine has suggested.

Fans were asked to name their top 50 favourite tunes from the band, but nothing after 1995 features until number 30.

The chart, for a Q magazine special on Oasis, is topped by their much-loved third single Live Forever, which only reached number 10 when it was released in 1994.

Oasis top 10
1. Live Forever (1994)
2. Acquiesce (1995)
3. Supersonic (1994)
4. Slide Away (1994)
5. Half The World Away (1994)
6. Cigarettes and Alcohol (1994)
7. Rock 'n' Roll Star (1994)
8. Columbia (1993)
9. Roll With It (1995)
10. Talk Tonight (1995)
Singles, B-sides and album tracks released between 1993 and 1995 make up the top 29.

Numbers from the band's third and fourth studio albums 1997's Be Here Now and 2000's Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants are largely relegated to the wrong end of the top 50.

The title track of Be Here Now - an album which songwriter and guitarist Noel Gallagher now admits was a disappointment - makes it in at number 30.

The band still continue to sell well, with recent singles The Hindu Times and Stop Crying Your Heart Out reaching number one and number two respectively.

Their fifth studio release Heathen Chemistry is on course to top the album chart this weekend and they are currently playing a series of sell-out gigs around the UK.

But they have descended from the 1990s heyday when they held the record for the fastest selling album of all time with Be Here Now.

Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher still makes the news
They were the foremost band of the "Britpop" era and played to more than 250,000 people over two days at a concert at Knebworth in 1996.

But Be Here Now and Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants did not receive critical acclaim, and some pundits feel the band - which has suffered line-up changes - will never return to their best.

Noel Gallagher, known for his outspoken opinions of other musicians, still makes the news and recently caused controversy by referring to Kylie Minogue as a "demonic little idiot".

So does his brother - in March this year singer Liam Gallagher was investigated by police after allegations that he assaulted someone outside London's fashionable Met Bar.

And police last year decided not to take action against the singer over an alleged indecent assault on a female member of British Airways ground staff who claimed the star had grabbed her bottom.

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