Tuesday, May 01, 2007
The Arctic Monkeys don't need even one more blog entry dedicated to them or their slightly annoying/extremely addicting (depending on which way you look at it) music. Whatever People Say I am, That's What I'm Not garnered so much press it's insane, and quickly became the fastest selling UK album of all time. Here in the States it didn't do too shabbily either-- it sold 34,000 copies in the first week of release.
Much has been said of the Monkeys since the release of Whatever People Say I am..., and the general rule is you either think they're complete shit or total gods. I fall somewhere inbetween, especially since the release of their new album, Favourite Worst Nightmare on 29 April. It's completely addicting and really, sort of undeniably, good. It's a bit darker than the first album, with some slower songs and more intense bass lines, but the same tight instrumentation is still present. Not to mention, of course, the lyrics, which provide an everyman's view into regular, boring, working class life and somehow make it interesting.
As I said, the last thing they need is another blog entry, so let's just skip to the tunes. The following are my favourite tracks from the new album.
Arctic Monkeys - Do Me A Favour
Arctic Monkeys - This House Is A Circus