Arctic Monkeys '2013'

Arctic Monkeys are back with the B-side to current single Do I Wanna Know? A social commentary of sorts on the digital age and the way technology has taken over. It's shorter than what we're used to from the Sheffield four-piece, but a track containing as many unrelenting sleazy sizzles as these, does more than enough to ensure the band's fifth album AM will be on every music fan's mind.
With a Josh Homme collaboration under their belts on the upcoming release, Homme gave us a taste of what to expect, come September, describing the record as a "sexy" affair. Ever since 2009's Humbug, many fans have been divided by the music, but with this injection of sound Arctic Monkeys have done things a little differently, appeasing fans who prefer debut LP Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, and appeasing themselves in the process.
Crafting lyrics such as "You can press pause and rewind" is a clever move for a band like this, who are in touch with their fans and their music consuming habits; they know their music will be put on an endless loop until the end of time, but to their credit they remain modest. Drummer Matt Helders, threads an integral heartbeat through the track, whilst time spent in Joshua Tree has clearly paid off for the band, heard by whirring guitars - much in the same vein as Queens of the Stone Age.

The bigger issue here is that Frontman Alex Turner is such a genius, he's sussed out his generation years before people of his age are expected to. The band are creating such an expansive, ambitious and winning sound these days, everyone is quivering in their boots. Time and time again Arctic Monkeys prove they've got 'it', and they're leaving no room for other bands to achieve their unreachable standards. With a heated mania surrounding them, one thing is clear; being music's finest is a role the band are suited to, to their core.

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1 comment:

  1. Great post, i love Arctic Monkeys. Alex is definitely a genius.x