Arctic Monkeys


#193

Four Out Of Five become one of my favourite songs of the year after a few listens


#194

The album is outselling the rest of the top 20 in the charts combined at the moment. Good news in a way because it will annoy the lads, lads, lads members of their fan base even more.


#195

I like how reactions here have gone from ‘LOL this album sounds terrible’ to a number of people saying ‘hey, it’s pretty good!’ in the space of a week


#196

They’ve been doing this old B side from AM era live this month and it totally fits with this album; echoes, high pitched vocals, restrained guitar etc


#197

think the last three songs are quite shit really. she looks like fun sounds like a bside, batphone doesn’t go anywhere and the last song is proper corny (hence the title i guess). like everything else though.


#198

I like the closer but yeah She Looks Like Fun / Batphone are by far the worst songs on it.


#199

Fair comment?

http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4151791-too-clever-for-their-own-good-on-arctic-monkeys-art-amp-critical-kickings


#200

Lots of fair points there. Although I am confused at the derision of ‘beer-swilling #lads’ and their apparent hatred of the record - maybe I just haven’t seen any, but most fan reactions I’ve seen are in the more measured area of ‘Wow this is quite different, hopefully it’s a grower’ etc. The article’s right about the music press’ snobbery, though.


#201

Have you been checking out comments in response to posts from their official Facebook account? Because that’s where they all are.


#202

this was the piece I found myself agreeing with the most:

Not usually where I’d go for an evaluation of an indie band’s hyped summer release but it’s really good


#203

Yes, this is good. Thanks.


#204

#205

Great stuff, personally thought this track was a standout from the first few listens.


#206

I’ve tried, but it sounds too close to Last Shadow Puppets (who I hate with a rare and fierce anger). It seems really arch and a little too knowing, but not in a fun way, just really dull. I will try again this week and see how I get on. Still pisses me off that any time a publication quotes the band, they include “accent” stuff. Fucks sake


#207

really like the fact that the author, who seemingly only wears turtlenecks in real life, finishes the review with the line ‘i still think the dress code is preposterous’ :smiley:


#208

Yeah the official Reddit has tons of the ‘anti’ stuff too, goes without saying that it’s all over Twitter but that’s casual fans/one-CD-a-year merchants. The reddit is the hardcore and it’s gone down like a knackered lift with a lot of them.


#209

only just clocked ‘good morning, cheeseburger’ :rofl:


#210

Totally agree. Always esp been into That’s Where Your Wrong…


#211

‘Critical kickings’?? The critics have loved it though. Q mag gave it 5 stars!

I think if there’s been a backlash it’s the other way round; people thinking they’d not like it or maybe didn’t at first who now DO like it having lived with it. There’s a lot of that around.


#212

That’s easily one of their best songs.