A post about Arctic Monkeys, this shit is going to go on forever so sit yourselves down.

 It seems every couple of years an album that is released seems to define and shape all of those that follow. One that the current generation dance too and play on repeat. One that marks a defining moment in history, and sometimes it’s not just in the music world. Arctic Monkeys seems to be the band that keeps releasing those albums, time and time again.
It has recently been 10 years on since the release of ‘Whatever People Say I am That’s What I’m Not’ back in January 2006. At the time this was a revolutionary piece of art, a big fuck you to those in charge, an album that stood for change and rebellion. They done something that no band had done before, gave away free music at their gigs and had a website, they never uploaded their song themselves it was all done by fans. Everyone remembers the front man Turner, especially talking down the camera ‘don’t believe the hype’ before performing ‘I Bet You Look Good on Dancefloor’. What an anthem that song has become in it’s own right, if you do not know the words then really ask yourself why. A true classic. A song setting the standard of their music yet to come.,_That's_What_I'm_Not.jpg

 Turner’s scruffy look is unforgettable, his shabby hair that looked unkempt mirrored that of the generation. And their lyrics were genius, nothing about space and abstract ideas but the ordinary, of a girlfriend in a shitty mood. That someone has witnessed at least once in their life.

During 2007 they released their second album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’. A much heavier feel has taken over the band where the bass gives the songs much more kick. This album, although a slightly different feel wasn’t disappointing in the slightest. They had a lot to live up too, creating more classics that would be loved and relevant years to come. They just did that, especially when it comes to Brianstorm. The lyrics are more relevant than ever, Turner serenades the audience, singing about aggression and sexual frustration in a pleasant way, actually.

They didn’t stop there. They then released their third album ‘Humbug’. Most of their songs seem a little back to front, unsettling and the sequencing rule book has been thrown out the window. They seemed to have completely reinvented themselves yet again. With a new sound that they have labelled as their own. For the time being. ‘Crying Lightning’ in my opinion, is one of the gems amongst the dirt. Literally. Turner seems to relish in between the tiny spaces of the strumming and twisted lyrics.

Suck It and See, was released in 2011 by the ever growing indie rock band. With minimal album art you could visibly see that this yet again would be something entirely different. For me personally this album marked their downhill descend, it wasn’t a spiral because that would have been far more magnificent, they just kind of popped and the band was looking air slowly. Sadly.

AM was then released in 2013. Which seems a life time ago for the indie rock fans of today. The album received an abundance of mixed reviews. With some saying that this was the end of Arctic Monkeys as we knew it, that the band had spoiled their legacy and should stop before any more damage was done. Others, new indie rock fans thought this was the masterpiece of the century, that included only bangers and soon to be classics. But it wasn’t just the bands’ sound that had changed, their image had done rapidly too. Instead of the shabby hair with turtle necks we were now seeing slicked cut back hair and black leather jackets.

 Front man Turner didn’t help the situation either by putting fans noses out of joint with sarcastic and quite frankly dick-like remarks. No one is sure where Arctic Monkeys are heading now, their recent performances seems to fall short and cause disappointment, but could it be saved by another revolutionary album.

Stay tuned. 

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