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Old 10-31-2013, 06:24 AM   #136
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The Arctic Monkeys are everything that's wrong with music.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:32 AM   #137
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To be fair I have applied that exact same statement to Weezer, and, oh, countless others.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:28 AM   #138
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Bad opinion.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:26 AM   #139
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Musicians and music are everything that's wrong with music.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:48 PM   #140
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It's a good thing he posted it in here. Otherwise we might end up continuing to enjoy them
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:55 PM   #141
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Yeah. My world was pretty much blown. I'm gonna go rethink my life.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #142
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Yeah, thanks guys, for that little spot of sarcasm. So how about that new Weezer album, guys, how about those mets eh?
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I don't know what you expected after a post like that.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:21 AM   #144
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I expected a standing ovation.

A standing ovation guys. Oh I know, it's a stretch, but I expected it.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #145
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Awesome.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:49 AM   #146
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Finally got around to AM. Good album... but I don't enjoy it anywhere near as much as Suck It And See. That album's sound is a bit lighter, it's poppier, it's catchier, whereas much of this album, mostly the opening five tracks are rockier. Not a bad thing, they aren't bad songs... but just not suited to my tastes. My favourite Arctic Monkeys track is definitely That's Where You're Wrong, and Suck It And See was just an effortless, immensely, immediately enjoyable album to me. Going back through this thread though it's cool to see praise for #1 Party Anthem, Fireside and Knee Socks, definitely my favs from this one.

in short: good album! didn't like as much as their previous effort.

 
any of their earlier works more in line with the beautiful, poppier, lighter, more (I hate to say it, but again, I've had a few and can't think of anything else) "Beatlesque" tracks like Reckless Serenade, Piledriver Waltz, Love is a Laserquest, Suck it and See, That's Where You're Wrong, Black Treacle, etc?
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Cornerstone is better than all the tracks you mentioned imo.Arctic Monkeys - 'Cornerstone' (Official Video) (2009) - YouTube

Other than that, I'm afraid their first three records don't really have songs like that.
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"Cornerstone" is a classic, no doubt.

Their tracks "No Buses" and "Despair In The Departure Lounge" off of the Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? EP in 2006 are two really good early examples of Turner's more melodic singer/songwritery side. Great stuff. Check it out.

Two B-Sides: "The Bakery" and "Too Much To Ask" from the Favourite Worst Nightmare sessions are in that vein as well.

There are also Turner's two side projects: the Last Shadow Puppets album and his solo work on the Submarine soundtrack, which is where "Piledriver Waltz" originated. Definitely worth checking out and they're less in-your-face and muscular than most of the Monkeys' studio work.

And I'm with you cobbs. I didn't connect with AM nearly as much as I did with Suck It And See. SIAS rules.
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I'd not heard that Cornerstone track, but it was fantastic, thanks for sharing. Definitely more up my alley.

And thanks heaps GAF I'll definitely look into the stuff you've mentioned.
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Highly recommend "The Last Shadow Puppets". It's much mellower and the lyrics are great.
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