#1 Posted on 24.1.06 0054.16 Reposted on: 24.1.13 0054.16
I've been hearing, reading, and seeing a LOT of hype for The Arctic Monkeys. A fairly young group out of Sheffield, the band is being heralded as the best English export in a long time, and their forthcoming album hyped as "the Soundtrack for 2006."
I purchased (and have listened to) the "Fake Tales of San Francisco" (b/w "From the Ritz to the Rubble") single, and the "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" EP, because they were all told less than five bucks, and I wanted to get a taste of what I'm jumping into before I shell out ten bucks for their first LP (which was just released today).
I've had time to listen to the tracks, and really let what I heard sink in. I've given it several spins, and...um...
...yeah, am I missing something? I just don't hear this great tremendous band that everyone keeps harping about. Granted, these are just the EPs, and I haven't heard anything from the actual LP, although a few of the songs - "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor," "Fake Tales Of San Francisco," and "From the Ritz to the Rubble" - are on the track listing for the LP.
Are there any other Ws here that have heard them? Is it just me?