- Record Label: Domino
- Release Date: Feb 21, 2006
- Summary: Not only the most-hyped band of early 2006, Sheffield, England's Arctic Monkeys (led by 19-year-old Alex Turner) managed to accomplish what the likes of Franz Ferdinand and The Libertines couldn't do before them: set the UK record for fastest-selling debut album of all time.
- Record Label: Domino
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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|When The Sun Goes Down|
|So who's that girl there? I wonder what went wrong So that she had to roam the streets She don't do major credit cards I doubt she does receipts It's...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 27 out of 33
Mixed: 6 out of 33
Negative: 0 out of 33
Even if you've been fortunate enough to live with these tracks over the last year or so, they still sound more vital, more likely to make you form your own band than anything else out there.
BlenderWhat elevates the Monkeys into a class of their own is Turner. [Apr 2006, p.113]
Such is the depth and quality of Turner's songwriting, it plays like a best of.
Their riff-heavy songs are brashly delivered – favouring attitude over technique – but it's Turner's keenly observed vignettes of bored text-messaging teens that really connect.
At times charming, oddly affecting, and certainly promising but understandably something less than life changing.
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not manages to celebrate and mock its cultural milieu simultaneously with genuine affection and sarcasm balanced so well that the scale never tips too far either way.
One good single does not a great album make, and unfortunately, the rest of the record becomes pretty tedious, pretty quickly.
Positive: 226 out of 336
Mixed: 40 out of 336
Negative: 70 out of 336
johnrobertsFeb 22, 2006i have listened to it 7 times through and i bought it yesterday. IT ROCKS!
AbelDFeb 8, 2007Amazing album. Probably the best debut album in the last decade.
Nov 24, 2010Whatever People Say is one of my favorite rock albums. The hooky guitar riffs and Alex's lyrics always get me in the mood. Every song feelsWhatever People Say is one of my favorite rock albums. The hooky guitar riffs and Alex's lyrics always get me in the mood. Every song feels like a single. Fake Tales From San Francisco, A Certain Romance, Riot Van, and I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor are all amazing songs. All In All, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not is an astonishing record that needs to be listened too as soon as possible. A… Expand
HouseMay 22, 2006What would you get if Ray Davies had joined the Clash...Artic Monkeys? There EPs were smart and sharp and this, there first full length What would you get if Ray Davies had joined the Clash...Artic Monkeys? There EPs were smart and sharp and this, there first full length record is even better. Can't wait for their Sophmore effort. This one rocks and surprises and makes you laugh all the way through.… Expand
TedJMar 13, 20067. that's it, that's all, so stop hating them or sucking their dicks because they aren't deserving of either.
TomBJan 30, 2006I challenge anyone to follow your heart musically for a year, really listen to what's out there ... take some chances, take some I challenge anyone to follow your heart musically for a year, really listen to what's out there ... take some chances, take some recommendations, etc - and then come back to this one. It just doesn't add up. This is a very average album pumped up by a relentless British music press. There are less ideas in this album than the first Strokes album, and anyone with half an ear knew they'd be utterly out of ideas by album #3.… Expand
MartinWJan 29, 2006As Johnny says above: "This CD is boring and just rips off oasis" ... who ripped off The Beatles and everybody else! Warning: "Don't As Johnny says above: "This CD is boring and just rips off oasis" ... who ripped off The Beatles and everybody else! Warning: "Don't Believe The Hype" (as somebody else once said). We'll see how well The Monkeys fare in a few years' time. Will they go the same way as Hear'Say (the previous best-selling debut album) or The Stone Roses (arguably the BEST debut album). Either way, I hope they disband soon, then we can have the next round of "Best-Group-Since-The-Beatles". [I was panicking that I was going to have to give this 1/10. Mighty relieved there was a '0'!]… Expand
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