Favourite Worst Nightmare

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Apr 24, 2007
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 438 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 438

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  1. john
    Apr 23, 2007
    10
    Best band alive.
  2. RobD.
    Apr 24, 2007
    10
    wow! i thought the first album was brilliant, this one is twice as good. Its a brilliant album, listen to it for what it is, dont be like this dude below me and give it a 0 just cuz you dont like how they were hyped so much.
  3. Sep 1, 2010
    9
    A good, solid album with as much lasting value as their debut, if not more. Having broken many records with their first album, Arctic Monkeys were hard pushed to create an album that at least lived up to their amazing "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not", and they have produced a work of mainstream British alternative-punk art.
    While it doesn't bring too many "WOW" moments, it
    A good, solid album with as much lasting value as their debut, if not more. Having broken many records with their first album, Arctic Monkeys were hard pushed to create an album that at least lived up to their amazing "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not", and they have produced a work of mainstream British alternative-punk art.
    While it doesn't bring too many "WOW" moments, it is a piece of solid modern rock that provides a wider range of emotion that its predecessor; instead of happier, more joyous and playful music that seems to point towards having a good time, it has its slower songs, its more in-depth and deep essentially, love songs, plus its angry and succulent feel-good music that is reminiscent of their first album. It is an album that one can sink your teeth into, and listen to it multiple times with its long lasting vibes and effectively simple beats and chord sequences.
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  4. j30
    Sep 22, 2011
    8
    Great follow-up to their debut. Musically they've improved as well.
  5. FeD
    Aug 6, 2007
    10
    Simply the bast band at the moment.
  6. JohnU
    Apr 21, 2007
    0
    More crappy music, dude
  7. TiagoR.
    Oct 19, 2007
    0
    Shit.
  8. NoSurprises
    Apr 27, 2007
    0
    This album is horrible.
  9. poo
    Apr 30, 2007
    0
    YAWN!! over hyped repetative shite!
  10. WinnieJ
    May 7, 2007
    5
    I listened all the songs in this album,but really, not as good as people said,maybe it's not my cup of tea or people just overrated.
  11. HeatherW
    Jun 4, 2007
    0
    Worst CD i have ever spent money on. Way to much hype for such a blah CD. The only reason ppl like this is b/c it was trendy to like it.
  12. joep
    Apr 24, 2007
    0
    overrated.
  13. [Anonymous]
    Apr 25, 2007
    1
    it's not THAT good. Gettin overhyped. My vote is to bring the average down to a reasonable level
  14. EdwardM
    May 27, 2007
    0
    By far the most overated album of the year!
  15. Kasper
    Jun 11, 2007
    10
    This record made Arctic Monkeys my favorite band.
  16. elmo.
    Aug 12, 2007
    5
    this album is the biggest dissapointment of the year! some where in the last year since their First album the arctic monkeys seem to have forgotten the meaning of the word song because i struggle to find one. the lyrics are quite good but there are no catchy choruses in fact there arent any at all!
  17. DontrelleM
    Apr 16, 2007
    0
    Wow!! Another bad album from an overated band. This pure garbage, sometimes it's almost to painful to listen.
  18. JohnS
    Apr 28, 2007
    0
    An absolutely horrible album from an absolutely horrible band.
  19. Nickj
    May 19, 2007
    0
    WORST album of the band FAVOURITE ALBUM of the critics (still i don't get why) Waaaay overrated. This one just makes me wanna go back to the store and ask my money back!!!
  20. Sep 15, 2011
    10
    Best Band Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  21. KarlC
    May 20, 2007
    9
    This album is more complex then the first one. It takes a little time, but you can easily see the Monkeys evolving.
  22. CaitlinS
    Apr 24, 2007
    8
    Just a month ago I despised this band calling them over-rated and unoriginal. After hearing this CD, I've changed my mind. 505 and Brianstorm are key tracks, and a CD well worth your listen.
  23. GigiL
    Apr 30, 2007
    9
    Probably the best lyrics to come out of a band in years... although you probably have to be a Brit between the ages of 18-25 to understand how wonderful it is that they used words like balaclava and teddy picker.
  24. BorisC.
    Sep 3, 2007
    10
    Whatever people say I am, seriously discredited the hype, in my view. Favourite Worst Nightmare, au contraire, is perhaps the finest record I
  25. Gerber
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    A more chill album then the first, but it is just as good. Every track is strong and there is never a point that makes you feel like your time is being waisted. The album is like a beautiful dream.
  26. WillO
    Apr 15, 2007
    10
    These guys just prove why they are the best new band. This album takes their music to a whole different level. They just kick ass. Plain and simple.
  27. DBag
    Apr 20, 2007
    4
    A crushing dissapointment, especially after a very solid debut. This just doesn't have that great vibe that there previous album had. This only has 3 good songs.
  28. BBGNL
    Apr 22, 2007
    10
    Great follow up! More diverse and more mature!
  29. markc
    Apr 23, 2007
    10
    Great to see the band continuing their success with another excellent album..
  30. DanS
    Apr 24, 2007
    10
    Instant classic. Massive development, both lyrically and musically. the presence of nick o'malley on bass adds steel to an already stellar line-up. The first half is immediately recognisable, yet the ambitious second half of the album is an outrageously good evolution of their sound as they test themselves and push the boundaries of their sound. Buy it
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Under The Radar
    60
    Favourite moves forward not one inch from Whatever, which is safe and reliable, but also repetitive. [#17, p.82]
  2. 60
    In the tradition of thorny newbie bands that get scarily too big (Nirvana, Radiohead, Weezer), they’ve followed their funny, catchy debut with a less funny, less catchy second record to prove how little they trust the good times their music obviously inspires.
  3. Uncut
    80
    Favourite Worst Nightmare is a near-triumph, a far superior Album #2 than Meat Is Murder, The Libertines, or Second Coming. Yet some doubts nag, partly because of the subject matter. [May 2007, p.84]