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The 60 Best Songs of 2018

The year in song reflected the state of the world around us. Here are the 60 songs that spoke to us this year.

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The Last Shadow Puppets: Everything You've Come to Expect

Simultaneously fresher yet less exciting and memorable than its predecessor, Everything You've Come to Expect captures almost everything that makes the Last Shadow Puppets stand out.

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Mini Mansions: The Great Pretenders

Melodic, dark, contemporary music with delightful twists and turns, Mini Mansions's The Great Pretenders offers fans a bit of psychedelic swirl amalgamated with sensible, fairly sophisticated, fun pop rock.

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Counterbalance: Arctic Monkeys' 'AM'

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.

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Drowners: Drowners

Drowners are not quite "New Generation" nor "The Wild Ones" more "Lazy" or "Trash".

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Arctic Monkeys - "One For the Road" (video) + Tour Dates

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...

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The 10 Best Arctic Monkeys Songs

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.

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Arctic Monkeys' Predictable Renovation

With the release of Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album, AM, we can now definitely confirm that they are a brand new band. What happened to those teenagers that represented youth and were once the voice of a generation? Have they changed that much since then?

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Arctic Monkeys - "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" (video)

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.

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Arctic Monkeys - "Do I Wanna Know?" (video)

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.

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The Wombats: iTunes Festival London 2011

How many souvenirs does it take to create a junk drawer?

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Waxing Nostalgic: The Mantras of the Music Geek

Four music geeks reunite to reminisce over their college days in the late '80s. Bold mantras about what's wrong with today's music ensue.

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Arctic Monkeys: Suck It and See

The nods to their own past are always brief and measured; this album was crafted by a band moving inescapably forward.

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Arctic Monkeys: 13 April 2010 - Tulsa, OK

Thus, this sealed the deal in terms of a very disappointing performance. Let’s hope it was just one bad show and nothing more.

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Arctic Monkeys: 6.Dec.2009 - Chicago

Photos by Jon Gitchoff

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Arctic Monkeys: 3 August 2009 - New York

There’s a difference between being “fan friendly” and “for the fans”, and this was definitely a show that was for the fans.

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Arctic Monkeys: Humbug

Humbug is a dark, ambitious album that sounds as comfortable in the coffee lounge as in the mosh pit.

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Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare

Although lacking the pop of their debut, these UK indie rockers continue to evolve, turning out a strong batch of thorny songs on their sophomore album.

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Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Chosen by the people, a young quartet with a frontman touched by greatness deliver a sometimes fine, sometimes fantastic, always fun debut with feeling. Pass it on...


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