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Arctic Monkeys - 2013

I appreciate the effort from Alex Turner and co., but this is embarrassing. After two stone-cold indie rock classics to start their career (Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favorite Worst Nightmare), the Monkeys have followed up with yet another disappointment. They've sacrificed the pure aggression of their almost punk-rock roots in favour of pop and glam rock. That may work for some bands, but the Monkeys were really, really good at what they used to do, and really, really awful at what they've decided to do now. It's boring, shallow while trying to be deep, and unappealing. One of the worst albums to come out in 2013. Favorite songs:R U Mine? Least favourite tracks: the rest Most overrated track: Do I Wanna Know Most underrated track: R U Mine?

Posted by Michael Di Gennaro



Bam! Michael D. not holding back! Not even a half star or star for R U Mine? I agree thats the best song on here by far. If I was a big fan of their other stuff, then I might be more upset by this album, but from my perspective it's corporate pop-rock of the U2 "All That You Can't Leave Behind" variety. Average, with some choice moments and some strong songs here and there. Most of it I'll never listen to again.

Posted almost 6 years ago by TambegifTambe

I am thoroughly enjoying the fact that we now have four reviews of AM on the site! It has a 0⭐️rating, a 3⭐️rating, 4⭐️Rating, and a 4.5⭐️rating! I can understand the disappointment but I don't think they'll ever return to their earlier sound. I hope that we'll all investigate their next album and share opinions regardless of our reactions to AM!

Posted almost 6 years ago by Dsc 0563C. Scott

Posted: 01/12/2014