Arctic Monkeys | WIG162 | Released: 23/01/06
This is ARCTIC MONKEYS guvnor! The one. The one what we've all been waiting for. The thing that's gonna make all them drunken nights and rows with the missus and daft conversations in sweaty clubs all make sense. The thing that's gonna make the indie kid dance like a knob next to the heavyweight skinhead and the shy girl whose sister went to your school. This is the one that ya can stick on and sing out loud and mean every word, cos it's all happened to ya, times many. The gangs who used to hang around in town: punks, teddys, mods or whatever are give up and go home and become fuckin accountants or something. The invisible line in the sand that used to mean that them lot liked this type of thing, and them freaky looking kids are into this has been blown away. All that remains is a mixed bag of everything in the 21st century and to me this album soundtracks it perfectly.