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2.21.2006

Who Are the Arctic Monkeys?

And why am I just now hearing about them?

How am I expected to keep my finger on the pulse of popular culture if you guys do not keep me informed??????

(If it wasn't for Jim, I still wouldn't know about them. *miffed*)

21 Comments:

Blogger RC said...

Well here they are...I hope you enjoy them...kind of a different type of sound for the US...

and there lyrics...I just heard of them today too...but they seem rich.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

4:09 PM

 
Blogger NowSmellThis said...

I don't have a Jim. So I have no idea who they are. Guess I'd better go find out?

5:09 PM

 
Blogger mireille said...

Oh yes. Actually I looked up some of their lyrics and they're gritty. Young cynics. But, looking at the world they were born into, no wonder. *grumbles on behalf of young generation* xoxo

5:09 PM

 
Blogger Minka said...

Arctic Monkeys? They live next to the Polar Bears. I could have told you that, I am sorry for not mentioning it sooner :)

6:14 PM

 
Blogger mireille said...

thanks, sweetie. that's helpful. xoxo

6:18 PM

 
Blogger actonbell said...

Are they a new Seattle band?

7:39 PM

 
Blogger mireille said...

*ashamed to say* I don't know. Jim heard about them on NPR and said they announced they were the next Beatles. They look a little unformed to be the next Beatles. I think. xoxo

7:48 PM

 
Blogger Logophile said...

lol, they are British.
Sorry, M. you didn't tell me I was expected to keep you updated.
They are goodish.
You can see video on-line
"He's a scumbag, doncha know."
:-p
That's from
When the Sun Goes Down.


You DO know about the White Stripes, yes?

10:50 PM

 
Blogger Bela said...

I've heard the name but don't have a clue what their music sounds like (so what else is new?).

I only hear current pop tracks when I'm in TK Maxx. I've become very fond of some of them (I spend quite a lot of time in TKM when I visit and they're on a loop). Couldn't tell you what they are, though.

cifjade: French scrubbing product - the green kind

6:15 AM

 
Blogger Lulu said...

It's not surprising you missed them; they have rejected the usual mill of publicity and have been relying on word of mouth and the internet. They even refuse to play big venues. The word of mouth thing worked so well, when they released their album it went straight to no.1 in the UK.

I think the 'new Beatles' thing is wishful thinking, but there is no doubt that the British rock scene has been quite vibrant of late. Usually with the kind of witty cynicism you noticed, M. Lots of the AM lyrics might pass you by, they are very local references.

7:02 AM

 
Blogger Jemima said...

From Sheffield. Yorkshire town. Smells bad, well it did the one time I visited. They've been everywhere! I think they're already passé with the diehard indie millitants in this country. You can't get your first two releases to number one and expect loyalty from Alternative Music Army (AMA)!

Their guitars are quite nice, but, sorry, I've got to go, I've said too much...

1:30 PM

 
Blogger Jemima said...

By they've been everywhere, I mean it's hard to escape their influence and presence if you have ears. Not a comment on their travelling skills.

1:31 PM

 
Blogger mireille said...

Yes, JVS, you've broken code letting me know THIS much. *whisper: thanks* xoxo

3:21 PM

 
Blogger Trina said...

Oh lord. You know my love for the Fab Four - I *hate* when anyone is compared to them! Or compares themselves to them (I boycotted Oasis after their asinine remarks). But HOW can I resist "young cynics"??? Guess I need to wander over to iTunes and give them a listen... I hope you know that you're killing me here!

And clearly I need to refresh my clinical skills - I haven't taken a pulse in ages!

11:16 PM

 
Blogger Urban Chick said...

they are BIG over here

sorry, that's all i know

(will ask my little sister for more info and relay any useful nuggets)

:)

&hearts:
UC

1:12 AM

 
Blogger Urban Chick said...

that shoulda been:



(natch)

1:13 AM

 
Anonymous neko said...

I think the album is not yet relased in the states. I picked up a copy last week when EVERY Tokyo record store I walked into was playing the same Arctic Monkeys song.

The album is full of a handfull of realy good songs that are catchy, with good raw vocals and pared down simple but infectiouse beats. Then there are some which are nice enough but not really that great or original and make you think you've heard that guitar riff or cord combo before. Then there are a few that I could do without.

My 16 year old shaved head punk child would have adored them. Now that I'm older I can see through their musically inclinded angst and give them a year or two in heavy radio rotation unless they cough up another better balanced album before they get too old.

Then again... they are rather cute. Perhapse they'll take over the world after all.

8:54 PM

 
Anonymous janey said...

who? I like that guy in the argyle sweater and brand new jeans rolled up and clean sneakers. I think I'm in love.

3:19 PM

 
Blogger mireille said...

oh Janey, that's so sweet. Draw him! xoxo

3:32 PM

 
Blogger Janey said...

Is that a dare? But what happened to the photo? I will if you give me the photo.

3:38 PM

 
Blogger mireille said...

ok! I'll get it!

4:30 PM

 

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