Arctic Monkeys


#141

(not a real hamster)


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#143

Fuck it, I really like it. Mind you I’ve never liked them much up to this point, save the odd track here and there so that may explain something. “I put a taqueria on the moon. Rave reviews”. It is actually a concept album about a hotel and casino on the moon isn’t it?

This is great


#144

I was never much of a fan then working in a company that used one of their songs as music for when you went on hold killed any chance of me liking them.


#145

The Americans seem really into them, the album probably has a decent chance to be their first number 1 there.


#146

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#147

Can’t wait to see them drop this one at Primavera.


#148

As I have said above I am not a fan of this record (the flaws outweigh the good bits) but, to have parlayed there reputation into a number of festival headline slots and a sold out tour were they have charged £60ish a ticket for this album is really funny.


#149

Yeah it’s brilliant that Fallon clip. … And the expanded band! One of Klaxons! One of Tame Impala! Some other bloke!


#150

very good. altho the Coral don’t belong on that turgid list, IMHO.


#151

who the fuck are all those people?


#152

On the basis of that clip I can see this being a relative flop in the UK but massive in the US - it really hits that 70s point where soft rock sort of merges with vegas lounge acts.


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#154

Sorry, didn’t see the previous post! This is what happens when you read threads backwards


#155

don’t think i’m really gonna get on with this but i think if you’re gonna do a load of drugs and write an album about a restaurant on the moon then you may as well go all the way eh? fair play to em


#156

Cam Avery, Tom Rowley, James Righton, possibly James Ford and… others.
It’s a pretty long list of side-guys involved. Kinda cramped but it looked better onstage at their own shows.


#157

Makes sense, there’s about 8 different people credited as playing on each track in the album liner notes.


#158

Listened to the album a couple of times and think it’s pretty great. Love the production and style of it. Of course they’ve gone off and made a cosmic Americana lounge concept album, they were never going to make AM part 2.


#159

God it’s so samey


#160

You mean you’re not looking forward to ‘The Ultracheese’?