Noel Gallagher gives verdict on 2013's music

Singer discusses his 'dog shit' year to Rolling Stone, before addressing Disclosure, David Bowie, Lady Gaga and how Arcade Fire should 'pry themselves out of their own asshole'

Noel Gallagher expects to release his next solo album in 2015. After what he describes a "dog-shit year", Gallagher plans to spend "most of" 2014 recording the next outing of his High Flying Birds - and hoping to run into David Bowie.

"I don't think I'll ever take this much time off again," Gallagher revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone. While the 46-year-old wrote new songs this year he said he hasn't started recording them yet. "I was kind of going to see the rest of [2013] out and then kind of spend most of next year in the studio. I hope to do some recording in New York, because I've never done it before, and maybe on the off chance I might bump into David Bowie somewhere on the street, and get him to come down to the studio, dressed as an elf, and do a little mime while I'm putting an acoustic guitar track."

Gallagher is definitely not intent on mimicking Arcade Fire's recent collaboration with Bowie however. Whereas Bowie's The Next Day is "a fucking masterpiece", Gallagher described Arcade Fire's music as "shit disco". And that's without listening to their new double album.

"Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own asshole," Gallagher complained. "Who has the fucking time, in 2013, to sit through 45 minutes of a single album?" Nor is he a fan of Arcade Fire's dress code. "Everybody's dressed as one of the Three Musketeers on acid. 'What was the gig like?' 'I don't know, everyone was dressed as a teddy bear in the 70s.' 'Yeah, but what was the gig like?" 'Ah, fuck knows, man, I have no idea. I was dressed as a flying saucer.'"

Thankfully, Rolling Stone also surveyed Gallagher's views on some of 2013's other major releases. Disclosure: "Fucking mega." Miley Cyrus: "Not very good." Robin Thicke: "Like that guy who's done Gangnam Style." Gallagher likes "half" of Arctic Monkeys' AM, thinks Kanye West's Yeezus if "fucking great" and applauded Daft Punk's song Get Lucky as "effortless and brilliant". And as for Lady Gaga? "She's probably doing a shit on top of a boiled egg right now."

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, was the second highest-selling rock album of 2011.

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