Arctic Monkeys

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Arctic Monkeys Top Of List

In Metadish's review of the year he puts the Arctic Monkeys album top for music in 2006:

"1) Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
I still can't believe this album didn't blow up huge here in the states. It is by far the catchiest neo-punk (not post-punk as some critics wrongly label it) I've ever heard. If you avoided the Arctic Monkeys due to all the slightly ridiculous hype, go back and give them a listen now."

Another wise comment!

Friday, December 29, 2006

No 7 on Another List for 2006

Arctic Monkeys come in at number 7 on this list, from ultra8201 :

"7 - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say That I Am, That's What I'm Not"

"So short, yet so sweet. Every song on the album is great. I felt like I had listened to it a 100 times after the 1st. I expect great thing from these kids. Perfect summer album."

Nice comment, even though they should be higher. Still he's based it on what he actually listened to most, so that's fair enough I guess. What about you? Where do you put them, based on what you've listened to this year?

Monday, December 25, 2006

Arctic Monkeys Top Again

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It's that time of year when everyone lists their top ten of everything. Anyway, here are the Arctic Monkeys at number one for Kelefa Sanneh in the NY Times:

"1. ARCTIC MONKEYS: ‘WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT’S WHAT I’M NOT’ (Domino). A pint-size classic: spiky songs about mixed-up kids, sung by a Yorkshire teenager who is neither impressed nor depressed. “Arms flying everywhere and bottles as well/It’s just soomthin’ to talk about, a story to tell.” "

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Arctic Monkeys - Top 10 Records of 2006 - Number One

Whatever People Say I Am... Fred of A VC, New York, rates this as his top record of 2006. "All you need to do is look at my listens over the past year to know what my top record of the year is. The Arctic Monkeys took me by storm in late 2005, when I found them on the Internet."

Good taste in New York!

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Arctic Monkeys song on Rhythm del Mundo album

A new album in aid of Artists Project Earth includes reworked tracks from artists including the Arctic Monkeys.

" 'Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba' is a collaborative album that fuses Cuba's beloved The Buena Vista Social Club and some of today's biggest artists such as U2, Coldplay, Sting, Radiohead as well as some of the buzziest bands, including The Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and The Kaiser Chiefs.

"The project, which is being launched simultaneously in 57 countries around the world in mid-November, is in aid of Artists Project Earth (APE), which lends support for natural disaster relief and climate change awareness."

A good cause, and a good album.

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Arctic Monkeys Second Album News

Reports are going around that the Arctic Monkeys are joining up with another British star, hip-hop ster, Dizzee Rascal to create a different sound for their second album. The British newspaper "The Sun", reports "The Monkeys want to surprise people with the album. "

Maybe, maybe not. But whatever they do, The Arctic Monkeys have the talent to invent something to wow us with.

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Austinist puts Arctic Monkeys in his Top 10 for 2006

From Austinist

"10. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am... (Domino):

Sometimes UK hype is just that (does anyone still love The Darkness?), and sometimes you get the Arctic Monkeys. Unquestionably the hottest new act at SXSW, the young lads didn't kill it at SX, but they were good enough that we went to see them again in June...and they were amazing. The band's greatest weakness is their youth, which shows through in the limited subject range (drinking, bouncers, bars, and girls) and sometimes shambolic music. But for a first album, the Arctic Monkeys delivered an original, consistent stunner...."

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Arctic Monkeys Voted Top 10 Best Album of 2006


"The Arctic Monkeys came out of nowhere. By the time anyone had any idea what was going on, they'd already broken the all-time first-week debut sales record in the UK. Then they hit America and their shows sold out faster than you could sneeze and say "bless you." Any band that could cause this big of a frenzy deserves to be mentioned. But on top of it, they're talented. When I interviewed Alex Turner in January (he had just turned 20), I expected to talk to a young, cocky kid. But he was
smart and directed. The Monkeys music is fast, tight, thrilling and smart. WPSIATWIN is a solid debut from any band, but this is just the beginning for these guys. I expect bigger and better things -- especially now that the hype has died down. Look for release No. 2 in April."

What a great comment here from Something Glorious. It's really good to hear how the Arctic Monkeys are not just good now but they're headed even higher.

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Bloomberg votes for Arctic Monkeys for best new album.

'Best album by new band from Sheffield with a simian name: A
present for people who take too much notice of what critics say.

The Arctic Monkeys, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What

I'm Not'' (Domino) is, after all the hype, just a good album, not
the great one that this group will probably make in time. This is
their "Please Please Me.'' There is a long way to go yet.'

Kudos to the guys, from Bloomberg News - even though it's not wholehearted praise.

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