A Guy Called Mintys take on the iconic debut album from the Gallagher brothers
Definitely Maybe is the debut studio album by English rock band Oasis. The album was released on 29 August 1994 by Creation Records. It is the band’s only studio album to feature original drummer Tony McCarroll.
Definitely Maybe was an immediate commercial and critical success in the United Kingdom, having followed on the heels of the singles “Supersonic”, “Shakermaker”, and “Live Forever”. The album went straight to number one in the UK Albums Chart, and became the fastest-selling debut album in the UK at the time; it went on to be certified 7× Platinum (2.1 million+ sales) by the BPI. Definitely Maybe marked the beginning of Oasis’ success in the United States, selling over one million copies there despite only peaking at 58 on the Billboard 200. The album went on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide and brought widespread critical acclaim.
Definitely Maybe helped to spur a revitalisation in British pop music in the 1990s, and was embraced by critics for its optimistic themes and supposed rejection of grunge music of the time. The album is regarded as a seminal entry of the Britpop scene, and has appeared in many publications’ list of the greatest albums of all time. In 2006, the NME conducted a readers’ poll in which Definitely Maybe was voted the greatest album of all time