Sunday, 3 January 2010

Arctic Monkeys: Humbug

image Once again, I’m behind with album reviews. I’ve had this album for months, which is no great shock given how much I like the group.

It’s good that I like the Arctic Monkeys though, because it is more of the same. All fairly dark, guitar heavy, and with very distinct vocals.

There’s a few expections to that norm, so accurately demonstrated in tracks like My Propellor. Secret Door is, for instance, is quite melancholy and dreamy. Second single Cornerstone is also very different, fairly simplistic, and calms down the pace of the album very much.

Personal pick – Pretty Visitors. The variation within itself is pretty good – crazy fast paced opening, before an anthemic chorus.

It’s not a hugely different album, but more of a progression. Which is good, when there’s no need to be daring. The lyrics and song writing remain excellent, and it makes it clear that there’s more good stuff to come.

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