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Title: Arctic Monkeys
Post by: elijahs_girl on December 13, 2005, 03:38:11 pm

I hope this hasn't been posted before...I have an inability so work the simple search engine :P

So does anyone else like the arctic monkeys? I love the song I bet that you look good on the dance floor and it made me listen to some more of their stuff, and I like what I hear :)

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: shiredrops on December 14, 2005, 06:09:36 am

I think they're heading for great success in 2006. I heard their new single, When The Sun Goes Down on the radio this morning - its even better than 'dance floor'!! :) I can't wait to download it!

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Laura on December 15, 2005, 03:05:43 pm

I like them. I owned a few of their songs before dancefloor was released because a guy i met out once kept on about how great they were.

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: shiredrops on February 06, 2006, 05:13:18 am

I resurrected this thread because their new album has finally been released.

They have had so much publicity here in Britain I was worried their album wouldn't live up to all the hype. Fortunately, for me it has - I think it's brilliant! :)

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Raiwen on February 06, 2006, 07:45:19 am

You know it's ridiculous that this band is so big now and I still haven't heard any of their songs. :-[

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Laura on February 06, 2006, 08:09:29 am

Rai, are you sure?! They're so hyped in the UK. You can't escape them. They are good though.

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Raiwen on February 06, 2006, 08:39:09 am

[quote author=ElleJai link=board=13;threadid=29232;start=0#msg975175 date=1139231369]
Rai, are you sure?! They're so hyped in the UK. You can't escape them. They are good though.
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Yep, I'm about 5 years behind the rest of the world with music. I only listen to music when I'm in work and my shop is stuck in a time warp, all I hear is boy bands from the 90s.

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Laura on February 06, 2006, 12:16:53 pm

Ha ha! That's a bit odd. What kind of shop is it?

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Raiwen on February 06, 2006, 12:26:24 pm

Sort of a grocery store/newagents. Like the Spar but smaller, so they give us a TV to entertain ourselves. We're only allowed to watch TMF though. And they don't play good music on a Saturday morning.

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: tafika on February 06, 2006, 06:17:56 pm

Oh noes!

These guys went to my College by the way. But I just can't get into them at all. lol
They don't interest me at all.

But hey, they went to Barnsley College! Woo! lol ;)
I go there! Woo! Anyway...

http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/collegeservices/news_details.asp?newsid=162 (http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/collegeservices/news_details.asp?newsid=162)

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: neurotically_yours on February 06, 2006, 06:45:02 pm

[quote author=Rai link=board=13;threadid=29232;start=0#msg975152 date=1139229919]
You know it's ridiculous that this band is so big now and I still haven't heard any of their songs. :-[
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I'm the same way! I just read an article online last week about them and the billion CDs they sold when their album came out! It sounds crazy! :o

[quote]Artic Monkeys Sell Thousands on First Day
01/25/2006 9:24 AM, AP

The Arctic MOnkeys sold almost 120,000 copies of thier debut album in a single day, and it may become one of the year's top-sellers, retailers said.

The British band shot from obscurity to fame in a matter of months, thanks partly to a savvy use of the Internet to market their music to fans.

A stream of adulatory media articles followed, and the group's debut singles, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" and "When the Sun Goes Down," both topped the British singles chart.

The band's album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," sold 118,501 copies within 24 hours of it's release Monday, more than the rest of the top 20 album chart combines. If sales hold up, it will become Britian's fastest-selling debut, surpassing the 306,631 copies sold by Hear'Say's "Popstars" in 2001.

Phil Penman, head of music for retailer HMV, said Tuesday the Monkeys were "well on their way to having the first million-selling album of 2006."

Formed in 2003, the quartet from Sheffield in northern England signed last year to Domino, the independent record label that is home to Scots rockers Franz Ferdinand.
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Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: The Used on August 14, 2006, 02:27:47 am

[color=Green]I bit too hyped up for me, but I must admit I like the song:
When the sun goes down.

That Dance Floor song is getting on my nervs.

It's amazing how huuuuge in North America they were before their album even came out. Mind blowing.

Must be fun to dance to though *shrugs*

But I can't dance.... :-\[/color]

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Colleen on August 14, 2006, 05:07:30 pm

yay! i love the Arctic Monkeys!!

though they arent very popular around here where i live. which is good...because usually when i like a song, it gets over-played on the radio and i end up hating it (case and point: "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter, "Beautiful" by James Blunt, and "Over My Head" by The Fray)

but i absolutely love "I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor" (not the longest song name in history, i swear...) i try to request it at dances for the school and stuff, but nobody seems to know who they are...even though i wrote an article about them for the school newspaper last year...*grumbles*

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Xenake on August 16, 2006, 12:38:22 pm

I saw them live recently, they're pretty good! I hadn't heard any of their songs yet though. But now I downloaded some songs.
Fake tales of San Fransisco I like!

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Misz_Mii on August 16, 2006, 01:08:00 pm

I kinda like them.. I like I bet that you look good on the dancefloor and view from the afternoon or something like that.

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: maryd on June 29, 2007, 04:51:57 am

Have y'all heard 'Brianstorm' and 'Flourescent Adolescent', the singles off their new album? Have they ever recorded a song that wasn't witty?

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: jubeth on June 30, 2007, 10:53:48 am

I like the Arctic Monkey's, the first album is excellent. The songs that I've heard from the new album haven't grabbed me yet though.

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 30, 2007, 11:12:32 am

Never really listened to their music, what is it like, I mean who else could your compare their music to

;D

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: jubeth on June 30, 2007, 11:31:56 am

I am not an expert but I'd say Oasis are probably a big influence. I read a review which said The Clash and The Smiths were influences. I love both those bands and I like the Arctic Monkeys so I guess that makes sense.

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 30, 2007, 11:33:21 am

[quote author=Precious Lillywhite {DA} link=board=13;threadid=29232;start=15#msg1097523 date=1183217516]
I am not an expert but I'd say Oasis are probably a big influence. I read a review which said The Clash and The Smiths were influences. I love both those bands and I like the Arctic Monkeys so I guess that makes sense.
[/quote]

Cool my husband loves Oasis, and I like some of their songs. I might give them a listen see if I like them

;D

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: maryd on July 01, 2007, 05:28:29 am

I'm a huge Oasis fan and I think it's fair to say there are a few similarities between them and the Monkeys, and with the Clash too, but they're really quite an incomparable band today, there isn't anyone 'big' on the music scene quite like them!!

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: maryd on September 16, 2007, 04:34:08 am

I've finally got round to getting 'Favoruite Worst Nightmare', and its an amzing album, I recommend it to anyone! So far I prefer it to 'Whatever People Say I am.....'. Favourite song - Fluorescent Adolescent. Its so smart!

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Chrysanthemus on October 30, 2007, 11:35:45 pm


Quote:
So far I prefer it to 'Whatever People Say I am.....'. Favourite song - Fluorescent Adolescent. Its so smart!

you do know that Alex actually wrote that song while locked in a hotel room with his girlfriend, don't you? ;D ::)

i still prefer the first album.

anyway, a certain kind of romance is one of those musics that put me in a really good mood all giggly and stuffs
and it's a fact that I bet that you lok good on the dance floor, does really get you to hit the dance floor!
I saw them live some months ago, and those guys sure have it!!!

on a slightly pointless note: british music rocks my world (the whole world acually) :P

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: maryd on October 31, 2007, 05:03:12 am

[quote author=*Maria* link=board=13;threadid=29232;start=15#msg1125022 date=1193801745]

Quote:
So far I prefer it to 'Whatever People Say I am.....'. Favourite song - Fluorescent Adolescent. Its so smart!

you do know that Alex actually wrote that song while locked in a hotel room with his girlfriend, don't you? ;D ::)

[/quote]

Really!!! That changes your perspective a bit, doesn't it? Great song though. I've started relistening to Whatever People Say I Am....and Dancing Shoes is really stuck in my head.

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: maryd on August 12, 2009, 06:27:53 am

Anyone here still a fan? I can't wait for the new album 'Humbug', which will be out in just a few weeks - going on the new single Crying Lightning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_G9RRY7SS0), it's going to brilliant. :)

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: maryd on September 08, 2009, 11:01:21 am

Sorry to double post (this feels like a one-woman thread, but never mind), but I'm just listening to the new album 'Humbug' and the verdict is - 'Amazing'! I really think it might possibly be the best album by the Arctic Monkeys so far...everything flows brilliantly. Give it a listen, everyone. :)

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Misz_Mii on September 08, 2009, 12:52:32 pm

I've always loved every song they released and now again, Crying Lightning is amazing as well. I never listened to their albums though, I really think I should.

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: maryd on September 09, 2009, 04:29:38 am

^ You should definitely give them a go Pamela. Some of the album tracks are amazing.

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: Misz_Mii on September 09, 2009, 01:49:40 pm

Which song by them is by far your favorite?

Title: Re:Arctic Monkeys
Post by: maryd on September 10, 2009, 04:49:05 am

Good question - I couldn't pick just one! From 'Whatever You Say I am....' I like 'Dancing Shoes' and 'When The Sun Goes Down', and from 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' I love 'Fluorescent Adolescent', 'Teddy Picker' and 'Balaclava'. I haven't really got a favourite off the new album yet, though 'My Propeller' and 'Cornerstone' are instant stand-outs. :)


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