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You can either keep chasing an elusive past, relying on your fans' nostalgia, or you can press on, keeping your gaze fixed forward. The first option is easier, but Humbug admirably takes the second, with a confidence that suggests that if their days at the eye of the storm are behind them, Arctic Monkeys' best might be yet to come.
BrianHNov 13, 2009This entire album "Makes my head pirouette!!!".
dxAug 25, 2009It's sort of hard to believe that this is the same band that wrote songs like "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor". Their songs are a It's sort of hard to believe that this is the same band that wrote songs like "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor". Their songs are a bit moodier now, but show that the lads are heading in a great new direction. It's definitely a grower!… Expand
JordanS.Oct 8, 2009This is the Arctic Monkeys best album yet and one of the best of the year. Songs like "Cornerstone", "Dangerous Animals" and "Pretty This is the Arctic Monkeys best album yet and one of the best of the year. Songs like "Cornerstone", "Dangerous Animals" and "Pretty Visitors" really showcase Alex Turner's exceptional writing ability, which is the reason why I love the Monkeys. I think that anybody will be able to enjoy this, but it takes ten to fifteen listens for it to grow on you. Even so, it is most definitely worth all the time you can put into it.… Expand
ACAug 25, 2009Agree with Nicholas M, I think this album is a definite grower and people shouldnt dismiss it for its change in sound. Turner's lyrics Agree with Nicholas M, I think this album is a definite grower and people shouldnt dismiss it for its change in sound. Turner's lyrics are at their best and the band's adoption of new sounds should be applauded. Nacho C. is a complete twat. Where as Kings Of Leon certainly commercialised their sound, Arctic Monkeys turned to Josh Homme (QOTSA) to produce Humbug. The result is a farcry from an album of Corporate Jingles (had the band made a release with Rick Rubin producing you might of had a point). If your after a corporate jingle have another listen to 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'.… Expand
TwelveV.Sep 6, 2009This is another great record, as usual takes a few listens but worth it. Could be album of the year.
OmarCAug 26, 2009Turner remains a lyrical genius, and the music is darker and sexier than ever. It lacks an anthem, but that's easily compensated for Turner remains a lyrical genius, and the music is darker and sexier than ever. It lacks an anthem, but that's easily compensated for with tracks like 'Cornerstone'. I'm not convinced that this sound will remain, but rather an example of the band looking to explore - and I rather like it.… Expand
TiagoAAug 26, 2009I don't Like this band , they get worse and worse. This album it's ridiculous.
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