One fantastic band- true they're not the next Beatles ...
But if you listen to the lyrics: everyone who's gone out boozing, tried to chat up someone up and got shot down, tried to get past club bouncers, been surrounded by fakes and posers, been in shit relationships or whatever- you can relate to them and laugh at the way Alex Turner presents it!
Unfortunately, Arctic Monkeys is the victims of its own hype! Hype kills bands as critics and music snobs alike make themselves seem so above everyone else by slating such bands and saying they haven't lived up to their snobbish and superior expectations (because thy ALWAYS know best!).
The truth of the matter is, AM is a great original, down to earth, non-manufactured band with an extreamly talented lead singer and writer!
So I'm glad that people are sitting up and taking notice to them instead of some X Factor/Simon Cowell reject!
Oh and they are amazing live!!!
Some good Arctic Monkeys Lyrics.
"Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook"
"Last night these two bouncers
And one of em's alright
The other one's the scary one
His way or no way, totalatarian"
"Don't believe the hype" Arctic Monkey's motto!