The Arctic Monkeys debut album was a thing of genuine excitement.
Once I got past the super-hype surrounding it, it was a pure blast of indie-rock excitement.
Dour and grotty in it’s story-telling, yet full of energy.
Favourite Worst Nightmare added to the story, and whilst it was (probably) a better album, couldn’t surpass the debut.
Humbug came along, changed things about, had it’s moments, but just didn’t have “it”.
Suck It And See has probably not been listened to since it was released (maybe I completely missed something?)
And then came AM – the energy, urgency and interest was back.
I haven’t bought the new one (Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino) yet, but fear I may be buying just out of catalogue completion/loyalty.
Not massively impressed with what I’ve heard so far (maybe it’s not for me?).
So the question is:
Am I missing something in Arcticmonkeyland, and should I get the new one?