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A topic for Arctic Monkeys chat.

Razones por las que los Arctic Monkeys nunca pasarán de moda ...

To help start the discussion, how would you rank their albums? 

Here's mine from best to worst.

1. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
2. Suck It and See
3. AM
4. Favourite Worst Nightmare
5. Humbug
6. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Their albums tend to really divide opinion so I imagine we will get a lot of different answers. I've put Suck It and See at 2nd which a lot of people probably won't agree with for example.

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Not really a fan of their music after the first two albums

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11 hours ago, carefreeluke said:

A topic for Arctic Monkeys chat.

Razones por las que los Arctic Monkeys nunca pasarán de moda ...

To help start the discussion, how would you rank their albums? 

Here's mine from best to worst.

1. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
2. Suck It and See
3. AM
4. Favourite Worst Nightmare
5. Humbug
6. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Their albums tend to really divide opinion so I imagine we will get a lot of different answers. I've put Suck It and See at 2nd which a lot of people probably won't agree with for example.

 

46 minutes ago, Danny said:

Not really a fan of their music after the first two albums

I think I grew out of them after their first couple of albums

First choice would definitely be same as you @carefreeluke. By a country mile. So many songs on there that are so good and easy to listen to. My favourite probably being:

The View From the Afternoon (great video as well)

 

Favourite Worst Nightmare probably comes in 2nd. 

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I just think everything after those first two albums is generally average, the first two were generationally defining 

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On 06/05/2020 at 22:56, carefreeluke said:

Here's mine from best to worst.

1. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
2. Suck It and See
3. AM
4. Favourite Worst Nightmare
5. Humbug
6. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Their albums tend to really divide opinion so I imagine we will get a lot of different answers. I've put Suck It and See at 2nd which a lot of people probably won't agree with for example.

1 - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino - This thing is a beauty and gets better with each listen. If you told me back in 2006 that these guys were going to make a sci-fi psychedelic pop concept album I'd call you crazy but it's a beautiful evolution to witness. (this is coming from someone who used to be obsessed with their older stuff)

2 - Humbug - Produced by QOTSA's Joshua Homme so it's no surprise I fell in love with the heavy psychedelic/stoner sound in some tracks. Wish they had stuck with this sound for another album.

3/4 - Favourite Worst Nightmare / Whatever People Say I am, That's What I'm Not - Toss up between the two. Full of classics that I enjoy to this day.

5 - Suck It and See - Some of my favourite tracks by them are in this one (Love is a Laserquest and Piledriver Waltz) but seems a bit lacking overall compared to others. Alex was in a weird phase. Not a bad album though.

6 - AM - Bland album. I don't get it.

 

 

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Always liked them. I don't know all of their stuff, but always liked their stuff I occasionally stumbled on. 

Used to be obsessed with this song. 

 

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‘Tranquillity Base...’ really grew on me after a few listens. Four out of Five is a top ten Arctic Monkeys song. Don’t get the hype over AM either, three or four good songs and that’s it. 

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14 hours ago, Rick said:

‘Tranquillity Base...’ really grew on me after a few listens. Four out of Five is a top ten Arctic Monkeys song. Don’t get the hype over AM either, three or four good songs and that’s it. 

Yeah, I'd agree with that. The album as a whole though, I couldn't get into.

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Their debut is a classic. After that i only liked a few songs on each album. 

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On 24/05/2021 at 20:49, Machado said:

Watched it mate, I still can't get into the album, to be honest. 

I love Four Out of Five and put that song up there with their best but that list would be of decent length. The rest of the album I still can't get into and I've given it various attempts over the years. I want to like it but I can't get into it still, maybe one day it will click who knows.

On the topic of their best songs, what's your top ten?

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2 hours ago, carefreeluke said:

Watched it mate, I still can't get into the album, to be honest. 

I love Four Out of Five and put that song up there with their best but that list would be of decent length. The rest of the album I still can't get into and I've given it various attempts over the years. I want to like it but I can't get into it still, maybe one day it will click who knows.

On the topic of their best songs, what's your top ten?

Totally get it. Took me a while for it to click. I put that video here because I think understanding what the album is about helps. It's like watching a movie when I hear it now, but yea, it's not going to be for everyone. I've read someone describe it as a glass of Whiskey and I totally agree. It's in a league of its own for me now.

Difficult to do a top 10 but first of all, I have to say the album I keep going back to the most is his solo - submarine. Might be Alex's best work but let's put that aside for this.

1 - Only Ones Who Know

2 - Love is a Laserquest

3 - Pretty Visitors

4 - Star Treatment

5 - That's Where You're Wrong

6 - One Point Perspective

7 - No. 1 Party Anthem

8 - Crying Lightning

9 - TBHC (title track)

10 - Despair ITDL

Pardon the lack of old tracks but most of them are way too overplayed in my mind.

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I love how on the first album Alex Turner talks about and takes the piss out of people that are 'from Rotherham not new york city' and now he is exactly that.

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She looks as if she's blowing a kiss at me
And suddenly the sky is a scissor...

 

 

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