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DeSean
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#2
Either Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts, or Despair in the Departure Lounge.
Glen_Hansard
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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.

Ok for a listen now and then.

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#4
Quote by Glen_Hansard
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.

Ok for a listen now and then.

The End.



I agree, those three songs are class. Its a shame they didn't do a better recording of On The Run from the MI5. Its crap quality. And I prefer the old version of Cigarette Smoke.
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Quote by jamiecallaghan
I agree, those three songs are class. Its a shame they didn't do a better recording of On The Run from the MI5. Its crap quality. And I prefer the old version of Cigarette Smoke.


Yeah, there's too many words in Cigarette Smoker Fiona

I also like Choo Choo.
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#6
From the album, I'd say the best lyric wise is A Certain Romance but my favourite riff is the one from Red Lights Indicate Doors are Secure.
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#7
theres not one bad song on that album, i wasnt in to em at all, tem i actually took da time to listen to da album, now i tink dare great.
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#8
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.
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Quote by kryptonite22
blahblahblahllah

Loads of stuff I agree with blahblah The lyrics aren't as fantastic as everyone says they are



I think they are. He's a great lyricist.
b) they moaned because they wanted to be headlining. How arrogant.


What a crowd of twats. They have had what, one over hyped album? And they want to headlining instead of Muse, who will be playing stuff from their fourth album?
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Quote by kryptonite22
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.


Exactly.
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#11
Quote by jamiecallaghan
favourite song?

definitely 'mardy bum' and 'still take you home'... notice that no one wants to seem cliched, by not picking the singles as their faves...
cnut
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#12
I really hate the album.
But the new EP is a cracker. If they keep putting stuff like that out, I'll probably like 'em more.
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#14
i quite like them, got some good songs. Wouldn't own of their stuff but if i heard one of theirs songs i wouldnt just turn it off.

on the subject of their arragance, it's at least a damn sight better than all these boring bands out there such as the editors or keane or even god forbid james blunt. I'm not saying i agree with them, it's just interesting that's all
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#16
The album is really good, especially for a debut. Though I was looking for that new EP, and I couldn't find it.

Dancing Shoes has a really nice beat, btu I really like When The Sun Goes Down because it was the first song by them that I learned how to play by them.

Good album overall.
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#17
I saw the EP today and I was thinking of buying it because it was only ?6 but I decided against it. I hid it behind Anastacia CDs incase I change my mind
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#18
Ahhh lucky. I think it might because here in Canada I cant find any good places to buy albums... or maybe they just don't like me...lol
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#21
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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#22
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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#23
Quote by Glen_Hansard
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.

Ok for a listen now and then.

The End.



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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#24
Quote by kryptonite22
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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Quote by heroin_to_tell
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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#28
I dunno much about them, but I'm thinking about downloading the EP. Sounds quite good.
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#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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#30
Actually, I'm loving this band right now.

I thank this thread for introducing them to me.
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#31
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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#32
Not to sound rude, but I agree with Rob on this one

but guys, guys....tone the anger down!
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#33
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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#34
Quote by kryptonite22
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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#35
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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#36
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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#37
does anyone have 'view from the afternoon' in like a studio version ços 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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#38
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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#39
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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#40
...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.