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Old 05-17-2006, 07:37 PM   #21
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I liked them at first, but I think their songs are a bit obvious, and after you've got sick of the drum and bass element of the music, they get a bit dull. I've got a bunch of their old bootlegs and e.p.s, which, as I say, I liked, and still kinda do, but the songs don't continue to interest ame like they did the first couple of times I heard them.

The ain't bad, but it's not gonna start a revolution I don't think.
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:29 PM   #22
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I like them alot. Their music is so simple, but so effective... it's really great stuff.

I really love A View From The Afternoon right now too, the drumming is great.
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:48 PM   #23
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I like Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts, Cigarette Smoke and On The Run From The MI5. Most of the old demos are cool.

They are highly overrated, hyped up to sweet Jesus by NME and a bunch of twats at times.

But Alex is a great lyricist.

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dude they totally deserve the press........well maybe not all of the press but that album is pretty amazing ....I absolutely love Still Take You Home, Mardy Bum and When the Sun Goes Down
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:10 PM   #24
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I don't see why this should be fans only? Surely anyone who has an opinin on them should be allowed to post, so long as its vaguely intelligible.

I'm going to be the first to openly say I dislike them. As a band, there's nothing majorly wrong with them, but I don't like the hype - let's be honest, it's highly unjustified - over what is really just YET another indie/garage/folk/rock band. Do we need one more? The lyrics aren't as fantastic as everyone says they are. I read some article in a tabloid where they were like "Arctic Monkeys lyrics are better than Morrissey, he could never have come up with a gem like__________" (the so-called 'gem' was actually pretty cringeworthy and not really that clever/witty/intelligent/worthwhile). But if you like them I guess you like them and that's your opinin. It just seems like too many people love them because the NME says so.

And I certianly don't agree that a) they're so high on the Reading/Leeds bill (after one majorly overrated album - this is worse than the time The Darkness headlined above The Offspring), and b) they moaned because they wanted to be headlining. How arrogant.



You arent making intelligent posts or stating opinions that are really valid....Firstly, you obviously havent heard any Arctic Monkeys to say that they are an indie/garage/rock/folk band......Theres nothing even f*cking remotely folk on any arctic monkeys song ive heard, its not lo-fi or scratchy enough to be considered garage and i dont necessarily see anything indie about their sound. To me its more britpop/punk. I respect you not thinking that their lyrics live up to the hype but i happen to think that lyrically they show moments of brilliance, the way they talk about the ills and joys of the UK's nightlife or social conditions, it reminds me of hip-hop. The kind of hip-hop that is a too shallow to be regarded as something of greatness but still witty and insightful enough to be regarded as something of somewhat talent or skill. But what the f*ck does their postition on The Reading/Leeds bill have anything to do with their music....lets get real, man
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:07 AM   #25
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I effing love them, I don't care what anyone says.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:36 AM   #26
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You arent making intelligent posts or stating opinions that are really valid....Firstly, you obviously havent heard any Arctic Monkeys to say that they are an indie/garage/rock/folk band......Theres nothing even f*cking remotely folk on any arctic monkeys song ive heard, its not lo-fi or scratchy enough to be considered garage and i dont necessarily see anything indie about their sound. To me its more britpop/punk.


I think Rob was refering to the fact that every rock band these days that gets attention from the press seems to be lumped into one (or more) of those genres and that generally the publicised ones are always pretty dull.
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:42 AM   #27
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I love it on Fake Tales, the bit where it goes:

''yeah i'm sure its pretty far''.......... DU DU DUUUUUU

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'AND YEAH I'D LOVE TO TELL YOU...''

My favourite bit on the album
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:48 AM   #28
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I dunno much about them, but I'm thinking about downloading the EP. Sounds quite good.
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:23 AM   #29
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You arent making intelligent posts or stating opinions that are really valid....Firstly, you obviously havent heard any Arctic Monkeys to say that they are an indie/garage/rock/folk band......Theres nothing even f*cking remotely folk on any arctic monkeys song ive heard, its not lo-fi or scratchy enough to be considered garage and i dont necessarily see anything indie about their sound. To me its more britpop/punk. I respect you not thinking that their lyrics live up to the hype but i happen to think that lyrically they show moments of brilliance, the way they talk about the ills and joys of the UK's nightlife or social conditions, it reminds me of hip-hop. The kind of hip-hop that is a too shallow to be regarded as something of greatness but still witty and insightful enough to be regarded as something of somewhat talent or skill. But what the f*ck does their postition on The Reading/Leeds bill have anything to do with their music....lets get real, man
Wait...you think I haven't heard any Arctic Monkeys? Sorry, but EVERYWHERE I go, someone is raving over them. It's impossible to bloody escape them! Alright, I don't have the CD, the reason being that I don't like the 5 or 6 tracks (excluding singles) I've heard. I'm not the kind of person to properly dismiss things without giving them a go. I did and I don't like it. I think that's fair enough. My comments with regard to genre are actually not essentially my words, but all are descriptions that I've read in magazines and online reviews. If you disagree in particular with the 'folk' bracket, then take it up with Rock Sound. I'm not saying their definition is right, I was merely trying to express my opinion that this is another one of those NME bandwagon bands. They all get called those 'buzzwords'.

I still don't agree with the lyrics either. Nothing special in my eyes. I respect that you disagree though, and lyrics are largely personal things so if you find release or meaning in them then that's down to you. Personally, I don't feel like they relate to me for one thing, and secondly, they're not as witty or ground-breaking as everyone says they are. I still don't see that.

The comment I made about their position on the Reading/Leeds bill has nothing to do with their music. I don't believe I ever said that; I was referring to their arrogance
in requesting to be so high. If I don't like the music of a band and I don't like their attitude either, they've got no chance with me.
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:47 PM   #30
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Actually, I'm loving this band right now.

I thank this thread for introducing them to me.
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:25 AM   #31
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arctic monkeys are a lame hype band. look at their ****ing name. no one with a two digit IQ would name their band 'arctic monkeys'
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Old 05-20-2006, 04:37 PM   #32
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Not to sound rude, but I agree with Rob on this one

but guys, guys....tone the anger down!
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:07 PM   #33
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Another badn glorified for being british and indy

lol nothing great about their guitaring or vox. and lyrics is a matter of appeal and opinion
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Wait...you think I haven't heard any Arctic Monkeys? Sorry, but EVERYWHERE I go, someone is raving over them. It's impossible to bloody escape them! Alright, I don't have the CD, the reason being that I don't like the 5 or 6 tracks (excluding singles) I've heard. I'm not the kind of person to properly dismiss things without giving them a go. I did and I don't like it. I think that's fair enough. My comments with regard to genre are actually not essentially my words, but all are descriptions that I've read in magazines and online reviews. If you disagree in particular with the 'folk' bracket, then take it up with Rock Sound. I'm not saying their definition is right, I was merely trying to express my opinion that this is another one of those NME bandwagon bands. They all get called those 'buzzwords'.

I still don't agree with the lyrics either. Nothing special in my eyes. I respect that you disagree though, and lyrics are largely personal things so if you find release or meaning in them then that's down to you. Personally, I don't feel like they relate to me for one thing, and secondly, they're not as witty or ground-breaking as everyone says they are. I still don't see that.

The comment I made about their position on the Reading/Leeds bill has nothing to do with their music. I don't believe I ever said that; I was referring to their arrogance
in requesting to be so high. If I don't like the music of a band and I don't like their attitude either, they've got no chance with me.




oh, i see. point taken and my apologies for the bill comment....It just sounded to me like intelligent criticism with an underlayer of senseless bashing, but now i see...i do think you should give the lyrics one more shot though.....but hell, if i lived in the uk id probably be terribly sick of them as well
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Old 05-20-2006, 09:08 PM   #35
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I picked up thier album on thursday. My favorite song since I first saw them was A Certain Romance, but When the Sun goes down is quite the tune.
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:33 AM   #36
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seeing them on the 27th. ahh so excited. shame the bassist will not be there. should be a good show anyhow.
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:12 AM   #37
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does anyone have 'view from the afternoon' in like a studio version šos i like the song but can't here it very well on my version and seing as its a single now i firgured some1 would have a better version
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:10 AM   #38
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woohoooo im seeing them at reading aswell. my favourite songs on the album is probably 'A certain romance', 'the view from the afternoon' and 'You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights....'
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Old 06-06-2006, 06:51 PM   #39
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bah, they're alright. Nothing really sets them apart from all the other indie sh!te that's being pumped our way at the moment though. Still, each to his/her own.
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:05 PM   #40
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...so it occured to me that the thing I disliked about them the most was the hype, and the fact I was expected to like them because "I like that sort of thing".

So being an open minded individual I gave them another listen.

I think if they'd not put out the worst song ever as their first single, I might like them more. As it is, they have one song (The Sun Goes Down) that I find quite catchy, and I like the use of the word "summat" in it as well.

Other than that, they're still not my thing tbh. And they are almost certainly a bunch of pricks, and without giving out a "friend of a friend" tale, by all accounts they've change a lot since they got big - which is probably expected, and probably what I'd do, but still it's not a nice thing now is it.
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