Saturday, December 23 2006
At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.
Monday, September 9 2013
One excellent example of and call for the “Album”. Whether conceptual or not, Arctic Monkeys' fifth LP is a wonderfully cohesive and diverse album that fits together incredibly well. This is Alex Turner at his most lyrically poetic and musically complex.
Wednesday, June 8 2011
The nods to their own past are always brief and measured; this album was crafted by a band moving inescapably forward.
Tuesday, June 8 2010
Thus, this sealed the deal in terms of a very disappointing performance. Let’s hope it was just one bad show and nothing more.
Sunday, May 16 2010
Arctic Monkeys' EP runs largely on the title track's strength. Still, even the weaker tracks point to a bright future for the band and its nascent laureate, Alex Turner
Thursday, September 3 2009
There’s a difference between being “fan friendly” and “for the fans”, and this was definitely a show that was for the fans.
Friday, May 2 2014
This week's Counterbalance got some interstellar-gator skin boots and a helter skelter 'round her little finger and I ride it endlessly. Take a dip in the Arctic Monkeys' daydreams with their latest release.
Thursday, October 24 2013
Arctic Monkeys have come a long way since their neo-Britpop "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" days. Who'd have thought they'd ever have a video featuring tractors of all things...
Wednesday, October 9 2013
From dynamic post-punk to brawny stoner-rock to jangly California pop to moonlit glam, Arctic Monkeys' five albums have displayed impressive range. It’s the main reason why they occupy the enviable spot they do in the music world.
Thursday, August 15 2013
The last two Arctic Monkeys singles have exposed an all-too-human chink in leadman Alex Turner’s leather-clad armor: the dude has a serious weakness for drunk/stoned dialing.
Friday, June 28 2013
Boyish and clean-shaven, Arctic Monkeys may not have the look of a stoner-rock act, but they’re getting better and better at sounding like one.