Top positive review
Get it if you like Arctic Monkeys
on 23 May 2016
A solid, coherent debut album. Very poppy in parts - see "Standing Next to Me" or "Meeting Place" - but with decent production and lyrics to back it up. Very catchy in parts. My only real criticism is that some of the better songs are cut too short, whereas longer numbers tend to be less memorable. Still, although it is only 35 minutes long, it does not feel short, or with much filler.
If you like the Arctic Monkeys, get this. Alex Turner's contributions, vocal and writing, dominate.
This is markedly better than their follow-up "Everything You've Come To Expect", which is somewhat dull and incoherent.