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on 19 November 2009
This is one of those records that, having read all the reviews, I felt duty bound to listen to over and over again. Unfortunately to these ears it doesn't sound any better for repeated playing. Regarding the Artic Monkeys, I just don't get it; leaden guitar riffs abound and there is a lack of any musical light and shade or just a decent melody (Cornerstone being the one exception). They are the kind of group who leave you feeling bemused why you cannot lose your head while all around are losing theirs. I am not saying that their enormous fan base are wrong but while Alex Turner is clearly a talented lyricist this album is the musical equivalent of leftover chicken soup. Where are the tunes? The Artic Monkey's are frequently described as one of the most important bands of our times; could it be they are also the most overated bands of our times?
Sorry, but it does get rather tedious only creating reviews of albums that we love.
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