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Universal acclaim- based on 340 Ratings

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  • Summary: The ultrahyped British rockers return with a quick successor to their Mercury Prize-winning 2006 debut.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. It's not just the songs that have improved, but also their delivery. [May 2007, p.115]
  2. Ultimately, it ends up being one fantastic follow-up that brims at the sides with vehement energy.
  3. 90
    This is unmistakeably the Arctics, only stronger, harder, sharper, faster.... An extraordinary and fulfilling sequel to their debut. [May 2007, p.100]
  4. Favourite Worst Nightmare is a surprisingly significant improvement on an excellent debut.
  5. Arctic Monkeys are hardly the most important rock act in the world, or even the UK. But unlike a lot of their competition, they're a good band getting better.
  6. 70
    The boys have yet to prove their worth with the tender, mellow bits... and one can't help but wonder how strong Favourite Worst Nightmare would have been as simply a full-throttle, adrenal-tapped EP. [May 2007, p.92]
  7. There’s a lot of bluster and enthusiasm here but I’m struggling to identify much in the way of true substance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 142
  1. FeD
    Aug 6, 2007
    10
    Simply the bast band at the moment.
  2. SeanP
    Apr 24, 2007
    10
    bammmmmmmmmmmmm so good
  3. RogerI.
    Jun 22, 2007
    10
    absulutly brilliant every song has a sense of meaning i could listen to that over and over again till i to tired and nap still singing those catchy lines and phrases. Just in love with flourecent adolesence, nearly know all the lyrics by heart Expand
  4. KaNo
    Apr 25, 2007
    9
    This band has really come into their own with great lyrics and musical stylings. There is nothing really hooky here, but it's still fun to listen to. The only thing I'm having a hard time with is the last song, 505. I think it should have been cut from the album. Expand
  5. DylanS
    May 28, 2007
    9
    Damn good album, the Arctic's best. More mature, better crafted, with songs that stick to you -- which was the key problem with "Whatever People Say I Am...". They keep their dance rock roots and weave that around 2 1/2 minute opuses that bend and move so much that you swear the Arctic's had you listening to a 60 min+ album. Check it out, the Monkeys fail to disappoint. Expand
  6. 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. Expand
  7. DontrelleM
    Apr 16, 2007
    0
    Wow!! Another bad album from an overated band. This pure garbage, sometimes it's almost to painful to listen.

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