Arctic Monkeys are one of the country’s most beloved bands thanks to their high-octane live performances and consistently brilliant album releases. With two Glastonbury headline slots to their name already and having managed to become household names all over the globe; how would we organise their setlist? Well this is the beginning of our new Ultimate setlist series where we pick which tunes would be best suited to a 10/10 show. Continue reading “Ultimate Setlist: Arctic Monkeys”
Arctic Monkeys’ sophomore release signified not only everything we already knew was great about the band, but also what would go on to make them great in the future. They had longevity in abundance.
The Arctic Monkeys have always excelled in surprising their fans with new and innovative sounds from their albums. The release of Humbug in 2009 showed their diversity to create a new timbre, leading on from their second album Favourite Worst Nightmares. The hard hitting upbeat indie rock sound that had been present on previous releases, was replaced by an almost psychedelic slow ambient sound. Produced by Josh Homme, the album confidently dispatched an array of trippy sounds accompanied by song writing of the highest standard. With the hype surrounding them at the time, it is safe to say that this was a bold statement which ultimately cemented the group in indie music history.
With an Arctic Monkeys return seemingly imminent in 2018, we decided to rank the band’s previous work from worst to best. Out of the five albums they have made in their career, which will stand tall as the best? Let’s see.