Domino/ada Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Domino/ada Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not


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4.83 / 5 based on 48 Reviews


Arctic Monkeys: Alex Turner (vocals, guitar); Jamie Cook (guitar); Andy Nicholson (bass guitar); Matt Helders (drums).Audio Mixer: Jim Abbiss. Recording information: 2 Fly Studio, Sheffield, England; Telstar Studios, Munich, Germany; The Chapel Studio, Lincolnshire, England. Photographers: Andy Brown; Alexandra Wolkowicz. Reportedly the fastest-selling debut in British history at the time of its early-2006 release, the Arctic Monkeys' WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT is a brash, hook-filled album that immediately warrants music fans' attention, if perhaps not all of the pre-release hype. Clearly taking notes on the evolution of U.K. punk, the Sheffield-based band reveal the influence of revered predecessors such as the Jam and the Clash, while most notably evoking the Libertines in their youthful, hood-rat persona. On this hyperactive 13-track set, singer/guitarist Alex Turner is armed with an arsenal of sharply observed middle-class narratives (a la the Streets), which are propelled by wiry guitar lines and formidable rhythms that, at times, verge on funk (see Bloc Party). Highlights of this much-lauded disc include the raucous "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," the woozy "Riot Van" (one of the record's few quieter moments), and the lurching "When the Sun Goes Down." Like Franz Ferdinand's scruffier (and considerably less effete) kid brothers, the Arctic Monkeys prove that the hyperbole of the U.K. music press occasionally has roots in an impressive reality. see more...

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Emily L.
Pittsburgh, PA
146 reviews
One of my all time favorite albums! Arctic Monkeys never fail to impress! Hoping to get more music from them soon
Theresa L.
Houston, TX
8 reviews
Artic Monkeys have great sound. They are just an amazing band. I like this album and AM. Give it a listen.
Krysta M.
125 reviews
Brilliant album that will never get old! So many classic songs with amazing lyrics! Highly recommend
Amanda C.
170 reviews
This is a great album! I used to listen to it all the time. Need to download some of these songs asap
Patricia O.
Decatur, IL
304 reviews
Wow that's what I'm not this is a fantastic album great lyrics beautiful voices I recommend this one
Heather R.
104 reviews
Yes yes yes! Another classic album! This album has so many plays by me it’s embarrassing!
Taylor J.
390 reviews
This is great. I love it. I would recommend it to anyone. It's awesome. I love music.
Ivy P.
Baltimore, MD
130 reviews
Attic monkeys is such a great band. I got this cd and it's on replay all the time.
Estefany Z.
113 reviews
OMG, I love Arctic Monkeys and this is one of my favorite albums, and it is my favorite band in the world, is such a good band. They are perfect. I love Alex so much his voice is perfect!!!
Olivia W.
31 reviews
Arctic Monkeys are my favourite band, and it's all down to this album. My parents used to play songs from this album in the car when they first came out and I think that had a major influence over my opinion of this band today. I absolutely love all their songs!
Laurilyn V.
San Francisco, CA
74 reviews
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Rebecca S.
211 reviews
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Patricia O.
Decatur, IL
304 reviews
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Ninoshka U.
Doral, FL
81 reviews
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Antumn M.
Nesbit, MS
403 reviews
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