Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band. Formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, the band currently consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, Lead/rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm/lead guitar), Nick O’Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums, percussion, backing vocals). Former members include Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Glyn Jones (lead vocals, rhythm guitar).

The band have released four studio albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006), Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007), Humbug (2009) and Suck It and See (2011), as well as one live album At the Apollo (2008). Their debut album became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history, surpassing Oasis’ Definitely Maybe and remains the fastest-selling debut album for a band in the UK.

Arctic Monkeys are heralded as one of the first acts to come to the public attention via the Internet (fan-based sites rather than from the band), with commentators suggesting they represented the possibility of a change in the way in which new bands are promoted and marketed.

Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)

The View from the Afternoon
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Fake Tales of San Francisco
Dancing Shoes
You Probably Couldn’t See for the Lights But You Were Staring Straight at Me
Still Take You Home (Jamie Cook)
Riot Van
Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
Mardy Bum
Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But
When the Sun Goes Down
From the Ritz to the Rubble
A Certain Romance

Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007)

Brianstorm
Teddy Picker
D Is for Dangerous
Balaclava
Fluorescent Adolescent” (Turner, Johanna Bennett)
Only Ones Who Know
Do Me a Favour
This House Is a Circus
If You Were There, Beware
The Bad Thing
Old Yellow Bricks” (Turner, Jon McClure)
505
Japanese edition bonus tracks
Da Frame 2R
Matador”

Humbug (2009)

My Propeller (Turner, Jamie Cook)
Crying Lightning
Dangerous Animals
Secret Door
Potion Approaching
Fire and the Thud” (Turner, Alison Mosshart)
Cornerstone
Dance Little Liar
Pretty Visitors
The Jeweller’s Hands

Suck It and See (2011)

She’s Thunderstorms
Black Treacle
Brick by Brick
The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala (Turner, Miles Kane)
Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
Library Pictures
All My Own Stunts
Reckless Serenade
Piledriver Waltz
Love Is a Laserquest
Suck It and See
That’s Where You’re Wrong
Japanese edition bonus track
The Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap

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