Arctic Monkeys: Album Artwork

Arctic Monkeys have unveiled the cover art for their new album "Favourite Worst Nightmare".

Arctic Monkeys: Album Artwork
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Arctic Monkeys have unveiled the cover art for their new album "Favourite Worst Nightmare", reports NME.com. Frontman Alex Turner said that the band wanted to use a real work of art for the cover image. Speaking to NME.COM he said: "We wanted to do something physical, like do something real with the artwork. We got all these illustrators, played them some tunes and that and got them to draw bits of stuff, bits of things that we liked and stuff. "The idea was to get a house or a factory that looks really plain and bland, dark satanic mills or whatever, and then inside there's all this colour. "And then (Liverpool based designers) Juno, who did our last album, basically painted this house, and then they took an actual wall off. "There's all these kids from the area gathering outside it every night now. They're trying to secure it, but it's probably going to get burnt down now!" Bassist Nick O'Malley added that the band wanted more images on the cover. He revealed: "We wanted to get a girl and a lion on it as well." "Favourite Worst Nightmare" is set to be released on April 23, and will be preceded by the single "Brianstorm" a week earlier.

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    fronkpies
    I think its brianstorm, Ive heard it and its about someone named brian so..
    fronkpies
    Why the hell does anyone care about how much hype a band gets? Why should that factor into your decision when you're deciding to buy an album or listen to a song? Goddamn, you people are so immature. Stop worrying about what everyone else is listening to.
    I liked the first album, alot. But I still think there over hyped, If anything I think that makes me more mature.
    Musicislife539
    pirate telecast wrote: yea what the hell is so great about this band? i paid close attention to every bit of it and listened 5 times through to the cd and wound up with the same reaction every time -- whats the ****ing hype for this? real music is coming out with actual emotion put into it and this bull shit gets all the media? The great thing about Arctic Monkeys is their simple, straightforward lyrics and they don't aim for anything extreme; they're just a bunch of genuine guys making music, which just happenned to work out. Al even says "don't believe the hype." Also, it's just your opinion that they're emotionless. You can't convince me that their album is emotionless; personally, I think most bands today are overly emotional and plainly confused. I wouldn't even bother commenting on something I don't agree with or don't even like.
    arctic monkeys i think personally are extremely random. if they threw in some horn players then i think i would like them a lot more.
    acshadow25
    Their last album was original, but i think this one will struggle to be as good
    Muse_123
    screamsoftly : I love how British people add 'u's to words like favourite and humour. It's so cool.
    actually, British people don't add them, Americans take them away. It's not very cool really.
    MadGoat
    "The Kinks sang about everyday life in the 60s [..]" Yeah, and? Does that mean that once a band has sung about a certain subject, NO other band is allowed to sing about that subject EVER again? With that kind of attitude, all music would have no lyrics anymore by now. Yes, they are extremely overhyped. But that doesn't make them a bad band. Also, just because you don't like them doesn't make your opinion a fact. What's so hard about saying "not my cup of tea"? Arctic Monkeys aren't the most skilled musicians (technical wise), and they don't make the most original and groundbreaking music of all time. What they CAN do however is rock out with uptempo, raw and catchy songs, and the Arctic Monkeys can do that like no other. I'd like to see you write such a catchy album. Oh wait, you can't? I'm sorry, I forgot that you're too much of a pessimist to be able to enjoy catchy music. I don't think it sounds badly produced at all - it sounds raw. Raw is good. Music doesn't always has to be complicated or original. If it sounds good, and if it makes you happy, just enjoy it! Oh, and I'm looking forward to the next album. I think it'll be a good album for the summer. I hope they haven't shied away from the catchy stuff they're loved for.
    DamoYoung
    ive heard the new album and believe me its very very good.They have moved on and grown up a litte.You can hear that theres alot more money put into producing this album and it sounds excellent.I can never understand why people get on their backs cos someone else overhypes them...i think their last album was amazing and so is this one.
    freedoms_stain
    the Arctic Monkeys have some decent songs, however, their old demo's sound better than the album. It's a simple fact that their 1st album was terribly produced, it sounds cheap and unprofessional. And yeah, they are ridiculously overhyped, and nowhere near as good as they're made out to be.
    reissued
    i've heard about half of their newest album, not bad actually. probably sells as good as their last.
    pirate telecast
    yea what the hell is so great about this band? i paid close attention to every bit of it and listened 5 times through to the cd and wound up with the same reaction every time -- whats the ****ing hype for this? real music is coming out with actual emotion put into it and this bull shit gets all the media?
    The great thing about Arctic Monkeys is their simple, straightforward lyrics and they don't aim for anything extreme; they're just a bunch of genuine guys making music, which just happenned to work out. Al even says "don't believe the hype." Also, it's just your opinion that they're emotionless. You can't convince me that their album is emotionless; personally, I think most bands today are overly emotional and plainly confused. I wouldn't even bother commenting on something I don't agree with or don't even like.
    DanSumthing
    Why the hell does anyone care about how much hype a band gets? Why should that factor into your decision when you're deciding to buy an album or listen to a song? Goddamn, you people are so immature. Stop worrying about what everyone else is listening to.
    LPShredder
    Wasn't a big fan of the first album, maybe this one will be good though. Nice art!
    drevil814
    Cool, I really liked the first album, I hope they can deliver on this one
    electric7
    fronkpies wrote: Looking forward to this album. Same, I just hope it doesn't get over hyped again.
    yeah. the artwork looks cool.
    fronkpies
    Looking forward to this album.
    Same, I just hope it doesn't get over hyped again.
    Draken
    I bet ****ing NME will overhype them again, as good as these guys are they aren't the saviors of british music.
    Burpin'Worm
    Aye the hype that surrounds them is rather ridiculous. Hope this record's good, I quite like cover.
    primusucks
    yea what the hell is so great about this band? i paid close attention to every bit of it and listened 5 times through to the cd and wound up with the same reaction every time -- whats the ****ing hype for this? real music is coming out with actual emotion put into it and this bull shit gets all the media?
    mulletman500
    I don't like the Arctic Monkeys. They were massively overhyped (although that's not their fault). Their music just isn't creative and original. The Kinks were singing about everyday life in the 60s and The Jam were making political comment in the 70s. Their songs are just a little boring and often hard to listen to.
    Aidy Damage
    Extremely overhyped and overrated band. Once people realise that they're really nothing special, it'll all be over.
    MoshMaster101
    They've changed their musical direction so I've heard - a lot more arty over the catchy stuff from Whatever People... I guess the cover reflects this. NME overhype anyone they love, though, which is why I pay little to no attention to what they say.
    fronkpies
    I loved the pitchfork quote about the last album name (Whatever people say I am thats what Im not)
    Though it's still terrible-- alas, Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down was already taken