Monday, 24 August 2009

The new Arctic Monkeys album

Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not grabs you straightaway. Its sarcastic lyrics charm and amuse, and its short songs are easy fun to dance to. Favourite Worst Nightmare took a little longer to fall in love with, all thundering drums, the soundtrack to dark clouds forming that over time seem to resemble the shapes of faces of people you know. Humbug, which I bought today, seems more like the latter, a grower. A couple of plays in, and some songs stand out already, Crying Lightning, and especially Cornerstone. A couple of the other songs started to tickle my mind second time round… is it going to be another album I love? I’ll let you know.

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