A decade after Oasis spearheaded the Britpop invasion -- melding rough guitars and '60s pop melodies on a trio of record-breaking LPs -- the Manchester quartet has returned with Don't Believe the Truth
, in an effort to direct attention away from the infamous public brawling of frontman brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher and remind listeners of their musical prowess instead. In fact, the eleven-track album proves a glorious second coming for a band that is now more united than ever. Oasis' renewed alliance plays out on the tambourine-tinged rocker "Turn Up the Sun" (where Liam admonishes everyone to "Love one another"), the gorgeous "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" (where the once-brooding vocalist puts poignancy to paper with the reconciliatory verse, "You could be my railroad/We'd go on and on/Let's get along") and Noel's understated yet heart-wrenching closer "Let There Be Love." But don't confuse the Gallagher brothers' renewed fealty with frailty, as these blokes are no less bold -- evidenced by the fast and furious 90-second tornado of a track "Meaning of Soul" and the organ-driven "Mucky Fingers," wherein the Oasis boys pound out misconceived "truths" instead of each other.