Didn't think he could top AS YOU WERE, but he did and then some.
WHY ME? WHY NOT is a near-perfect record from the voice of Oasis. The record kicks off with "Shockwave" a stomping rock track that holds all that Liam swagger. That is followed by a trio of AMAZING songs: "One of Us" is beautiful, heartfelt, and perfection. Certainly inspired by his missing Noel, but also looking at family and friends and missing his old band. "Once" also touches on these themes, as I'm sure Liam himself knew solo or otherwise, reaching the absolute heights of Oasis would never happen again. This song is missing one thing-a great guitar solo. "Now That I've Found You" is about Liam reuniting with his formerly estranged daughter, Molly. It is another surprisingly beautiful tune. "Halo" features an old, 50s-60s vibe and is fun, "Why Me? Why Not?" is another swagger tune, as is "Be Still" The last of the great tracks is the very 90s feeling "The River" The other three tracks on the record are good, but not as standout as the one mentioned above.
Overall, WHY ME? WHY NOT is a five-star jam that deserves a place just behind my favorite three Oasis records. DEFINITELY MAYBE, WHAT'S THE STORY, and DON'T BELIEVE THE TRUTH. Easily better than anything either brother has produced (together or apart) outside of that set. If you miss Oasis, grab this record.