- Audio CD
- Limited Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Limited Edition
- Label: Domino
- ASIN: B000RP27SG
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (426 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 517,693 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Whatever People Say I Am Limited Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The songs range from the good to the excellent, my favourites will always be the number one hit singles: 'When the Sun Goes Down'(I just love the melody at the beginning of it) and the throbbing indie anthem 'I Bet you Look Good on the Dancefloor', but all of the album only tracks benefit from consistent catchy guitar riffs and strong vocals. The irresistible 'Dancing Shoes' is raw and fresh, with lyrics that are naughty and yet so true. The much slower track 'Riot Van', describing underage drinking, is another standout. I exercise a lot, and this is an ideal, mostly very fast CD to work out to.
For a debut - 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' was very strong, and there was even better releases to follow. Alex Turner knew how to write a good song, with lyrics that could be both honest and humourous. With his later side projects (The Last Shadow Puppets with Miles Kane, and the soundtrack to the film 'Submarine'), he has become one of my favourite young musicians.Read more ›
Theirs is troubled birth, mostly out their own control. Their demos were distributed by internet geekoids, their hype generated, inflated and kept afloat by other geekoids creating MySpace corners of the interweb populated by the usual 'gotta have the latest thing' nerdoids.Hopefully all that hype has all died out now.....
The album itself is very refreshing and welcome as a change to the dearth of indie coldplay wanabees that have populated the charts recently. This a return to the proper 'indie' album. Make no mistake about it. Like anything slightly interesting, it takes a little investigation, but I have been pleasantly surprised by the depth and intelligence of this particular composition. The work suggests an orgin from a band with much more maturity.
If you like Joy Division, Cure, James, Depeche Mode, Jesus and Mary Chain, Manics - and you haven't got this then you will like it.
To sum up - it's reight good.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my favourite albums ever. Good packaging and fast delivery. Totally recommended.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
All right...they said a few things that needed saying but the joke has worn a little thin.Published 2 months ago by Dan Smith
Has everything; unique melodies to interesting lyrics. A Certain Romance is truly an exceptional song.Published 4 months ago by Sam Slater
I'd heard of Arctic Monkeys before I'd actually heard any music by them. They were the hot new thing, a massively hyped band from Sheffield who had just broken the record for the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andy Sweeney