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A top 5 hit, and an awesome cover of a '60s classic
on 17 April 2015
As an avid Arctic Monkeys fan, I collect just about anything by them anyway, but this single is well worth having to all lovers of good music. 'Leave Before The Lights Come On' was the first song released after the debut album in 2006, and was a top 5 hit. This is quite different to the style of music on 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', but is still a cracking tune. As it's never appeared on any of their albums afterwards, this CD is a must buy.
As great as this song is, this is the Arctic Monkeys we're talking about, so chances are the B sides were also going to worth a listen, and they are. The cover of an old '60s R+B hit 'Baby I'm Yours', was not an obvious song for these guys to sing, but it works. This tender track is perfect for Alex's gorgeous vocals and showcases the group's versatility. If any band deserved to be compared to The Beatles - surely it must be the Arctics. The other song, 'Put Your Dukes Up John', another cover, is much more in the style of what we'd associate with these guys, but although I do like it, it's the weakest track of the three.
Housed in a cardboard sleeve, 'Leave Before The Lights Come On' is classic Arctic Monkeys, and the 'Baby I'm Yours' track is equally worthwhile. Buy this single, it belongs next to the studio albums.