Uncle Noel drops another session of “songwriting 101” on “If I Had a Gun”. “Gun” is how you do it, kids. Want to learn how to write like the best, you gotta learn from the best. And Noel, even at his ripe old geezer age, can still write circles around pretty much any other songwriter remotely in his genre. Thematically, “If I Had a Gun” dips a bit more into Noel’s affinity for Neil, the dusty ballad Neil, and Zimmerman, but the moment that chorus hits you’re back in the familiar and loving territory of anthemic NG shout-a-longs.
Reviewed by b3