Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am,That’s What I’m Not

      Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, an instant phenomenon without peer. Within the course of a year, the band rose from the ranks of an Internet phenomenon to the biggest band in the U.K. Released on 23 January 2006. The album surpassed Elastica’s self-titled album to become the fastest selling debut album in British music history, shifting over 360,000 copies in its first week,[2][3] and remains the fastest selling debut album by a band. The common thematic content of Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not has led to it being considered by some a concept album concerning “the lives of young Northern England clubbers. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am captures the band mashing up the Strokes and the Libertines at will, jamming too many angular riffs into too short a space, tearing through the songs as quickly as possible. But where the Strokes camouflaged their songwriting skills with a laconic, take-it-or-leave-it sexiness, and where the Libertines mythologized England with a junkie poeticism, the Arctic Monkeys at their heart are simple, everyday lads, lacking any sense of sex appeal or romanticism, or even the desire for either.

Winner of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize
5th greatest British album – NME
Best Album – Q Awards
Album of the Year – NME
Album of the Year – Crossbeat Magazine (Japan)
Album of the Year – Time Magazine
Album of the Year – Hot Press Magazine (Ireland)
Best International Album – Meteor Music Awards (Ireland)
Best British Album – 2007 BRIT Awards
Best British Group – 2007 BRIT Awards
Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of ’00s – #41
Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #371
Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time – #3
NME’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #19

 

Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say Tracklist

  1.  The view from the afternoon 0:00
  2.  I bet you look good on the dancefloor 3:38
  3.  Fake tales of San Francisco 6:31
  4.  Dancing shoes 9:29
  5.  You probably couldn’t see for the lights but you were staring straight at me 11:51
  6.  Still take you home 14:01
  7.  Riot van 16:53
  8.  Red lights indicate doors are secured 19:09
  9.  Mardy bum 21:33
  10.  Perhaps vampires is a bit strong but.. 24:29
  11.  When the sun goes down 28:58
  12.  From the Ritz to the rubble 32:17
  13.  A certain romance 35:31

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say

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