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Arctic Monkeys - Worth the hype?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by CW, 25 January 2006.

Arctic Monkeys - Worth the hype?

  1. Definately one of the albums of the year

    82.2%
  2. Nah mate, its overhyped shite!

    17.8%
  1. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    Well the lads album was released on Monday and its a good un from the first time you listen to it. Well it is from my point of view.

    So is it worth the hype or a bag of shite, you decide!
     
  2. FlawlessCowboy

    FlawlessCowboy Stunted

    5 July 2004
    Coventry, UK
    Its very good, but not as good as some journalists are making it out to be.

    So only a little overhyped IMO.
     
  3. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Overhyped, certainly. Lyrics are very inventive in places and a little cheeky. Music could be better in parts. In my opinion though, most bands first album is their best.....so it's all downhill from here......:D
     
  4. JayM

    JayM International

    17 April 2004
    North Yorkshire
    Celtic
    I've voted no but I've not heard it yet, just got it, I'll re-post if I think it's any good. I like different sorts of music though.
     
  5. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    The music is good but no band can be this good as the hype that is created around them...
    I've been following music for 30 years and this must be the 10.000th hype in Brittisch music.
    A few that i remember: Adam and the Ants, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Garry Glitter, The La's, Cockney Rebel, Babyshambles,...(i wonder if you people could name other over-hyped bands).

    The La's were good.
    Cockney Rebel had a few good songs.
    The rest is bullshit...
     
  6. Metallica

    Metallica Whoosh... Bullshit!

    20 August 2003
    Pissed up in Sam Platt's
    Id say its just average, nothing special

    Some of the lyrics are dreadful too!
     
  7. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    I agree with Gerd, this "newest hype from England" thing is starting to annoy me. Most of these bands don't even produce 1 decent album and the ones who are producing more than 1, usually are finished by the time they start to write their third one.
     
  8. proxi

    proxi Champions League

    9 February 2003
    Sheffield
    Tottenham Hotspur
    From Sheffield myself and i'm sick of hearing about them. They pack out the local club near me as it was the first place they really got noticed. Their guitar and drum sounds are fine, but the singing is shite and their lyrics - well, it's a cheesy write up on the modern world, styled perfectly to appeal to those people in need of simple solace.

    A commercial product in an alternative fashion, it's all i'll say of them.

    But really - singing style.. i think it's absolute bollocks.
     
  9. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    Overhyped definatly

    how can they be the next Oasis before they sold any ablums?
     
  10. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    The next Oasis, hell i never made a record and i'm already better than No Way Sis...talking about hypes....that's the mother of all hypes...
     
  11. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Glasgow
    Celtic
    Never heard of em. :roll:


    FD
     
  12. bradley1886

    bradley1886 Premiership

    6 August 2004
    London
    i like but can't stand the hype. really over the top.
     
  13. Stasman

    Stasman League 2

    17 May 2003
    Nah, i've been hyping them for the past year, i think they're brilliant, an antidote to the same old crappy Pop-Rock smart-suited bands (Kaiser Chiefs and Franz Ferdinand to name just 2) that release songs without any real meaning or tempo to them. The lyrics are witty, the drumming is exceptional and there are some top-class guitar riffs on there.

    Also, i think this is another case of its cool to like a band before they are mainstream, but now they have hit the big time its cool to hate them. That seems to be peoples attitudes nowadays.
     
  14. Jonny2J

    Jonny2J League 2

    14 March 2004
    Newcastle
    No

    The fact that NME rated this album higher than the likes of Exile On Main Street and Revolver is the biggest farce i've ever heard in my lifetime
     
  15. Stan

    Stan Allez les Lionceaux !!!

    12 September 2002
    And next year NME will rate another new group higher than the classic albums you mention and Arctic Monkeys will have disappeared...
     
  16. bradley1886

    bradley1886 Premiership

    6 August 2004
    London
    i agree, now they are mainstream its only natural for a load of people to say they are rubbish. i've liked them for a while so i don't feel as though i'm jumping on the bandwagon. they are a good band and deserve credit, but it has surprised me just how big they've got though.
     
  17. proxi

    proxi Champions League

    9 February 2003
    Sheffield
    Tottenham Hotspur
    I just hate the singing. Being from the area i can tell it's just too cheesy on the Yorkshire style vocals, i've begun to cringe whenever i hear them on the radio now sadly.

    They've not amazed me with the guitar work or drumming, but i can say they are very talented on the musical side. But NME are having a laugh surely.
     
  18. Stasman

    Stasman League 2

    17 May 2003
    The drumming is incredible, listen to the intro on 'A Certain Romance' or towards the end of 'Vampires is a bit strong...'.
     
  19. proxi

    proxi Champions League

    9 February 2003
    Sheffield
    Tottenham Hotspur
    Will do, cheers... I've only listened to around half their stuff, with the released singles getting rammed down my neck too often.

    I'll be pleasantly surprised to hear some quality beats but it won't beat a bit of good old Deep Purple
     
  20. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    I know I'm getting old when Radio 1 seems to play the same old thing to death....in this case, The Arctic's.....
     
  21. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    Decent, not great. I have nothing else to add to this topic.
     
  22. biker_jim_uk

    biker_jim_uk International

    24 November 2003
    Man City
    Rather listen to them than just about anything else in the charts, and I thought the NME readers voted for it??
     
  23. danhammer

    danhammer Champions League

    23 February 2004
    i think the album is brilliant......haven't stopped listening to it!! not as good as richard ashcroft "keys to the world".......lovely stuff
     
  24. curswine

    curswine Premiership

    3 May 2004
    Fleetwood
    I think it is one of the best albums I have heard for a while too, not comparable to Oasis, but then again no one is for me. I also reckon that they're not just a flash in the pan like most people think (as well as Noel Gallagher lol) although 'I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor' has grown pretty tiresome now and 'When The Sun Goes Does/Scummy' is getting towards that way too.
     
  25. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    Terrible, Exile on Main Street, you can't compare that to the Arctic Monkeys. Exile is a masterpiece and one of the most influential albums of all time. I can't remember how often I've listened to that. Brilliant.
     
  26. pbchillin

    pbchillin Awooooooga!

    9 April 2003
    Cambodia
    Chelsea
    Arctic Monkeys are so over hyped, just like the Kaiser Chiefs, built up to be something amazing, when really they aren't anything special.
     
  27. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    That's typical for NME Joost, they don't care much about hindsight...it must be exhausting to constantly search for new hypes...to me NME is the prefect example o everything that's wrong with the music industry...
    One month you are hyped and compared to Exile on Main Street, the other month the hype is over...
    At the end of the year it's perfectly possible that the Arctic Monkeys will not be among the top 10 albums of the year...but still better than Exile On Main Street...Sweet Virginia...gotta scrape the shit right of your shoes!!!!
     
  28. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    Their best song by far is 'The view from the afternoon'. great song! the album is ok -

    It is Definately not one of the best albums ever...Thats very funny! can you see it standing the test of time like some of the greats? I myself can't see this.

    I think they are refeshing, more bands should sing in their own twang. Rather than everyone singing with an american accent.

    I have started to listen to Billy Bragg again, the man was/is a Genius!
     
  29. biker_jim_uk

    biker_jim_uk International

    24 November 2003
    Man City
    once again it was a readers poll, and the majority of NME readers will be 16-25 ish, and probably not great fans or very knowledgeable about music prior to the early 90s. I am actually quite impressed that some classic albums actually made it to the top 10 ahead of Babyshambles and Maximo Park's latest ;)
     

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