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View Poll Results: Rate and discuss Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
Excellent 19 38.00%
Very Good 19 38.00%
Average 6 12.00%
Poor 3 6.00%
Awful 3 6.00%
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Arctic Monkeys : Favourite Worst Nightmare


Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

Brianstorm
Teddy Picker
D Is for Dangerous
Balaclava
Fluorescent Adolescent
Only Ones Who Know
Do Me a Favour
This House Is a Circus
If You Were There, Beware
The Bad Thing
Old Yellow Bricks
505


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Old 02-04-2008, 03:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Poll this please, somebodeh.

Ok, so here goes nothing. I'm really curious to see how people who gave this album a go really felt about it.

Personally I must say that after buying the CD, it was my favourite listen for literally a month if not more. I had it spinning repeatedly, over and over - such was the point to which I was overcome with adoration for this record.

I stopped listening at some point, and thinking back, I don't think it's nearly as amazing as I once thought, or even close. But not-being-a-masterpiece aside, it has some truly soaring songs which I'll always love. My favourites are:

505
Do Me A Favour
Balaclava

and also love The Bad Thing, D Is For Dangerous
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think this is one of the best albums from last year, Fluorescent Adolescent is a great song, its the best single from the album, and 505 is the strongest track on the album.
This album is much stronger than their first.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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MMmmm, I'm having trouble deciding what to vote...i think I'll go with very good, for actually really enjoyed this album....Flourescent Adolescent was my favorite song when it came out, and I also really like 505, and D is for Dangerous...I listened to it lots when it came out, but not to much anymore, which is why it is not excellent...
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Strange. I was listening to this at work after a couple of months hiatus and my opinion still has'nt changed. I still prefer the first albums energy and drive. That is not to say it's a bad album, it is merely one of many British Indie albums released last year that did'nt set me on fire. Lyrically it is definitely more accomplished than their debut and it tap's succinctly into British working class mentality regarding it's humour. Brianstorm sets the album up on a false note. We are expecting an all out sonic assault full of the riffage that accompianied the debut. That we never get this detracts from the album and lulls you into a false sense of security. Whether this was intentional, I do not know. What I do know is that if this opener was further down the running order, I would have listened to the album with a completely different mindset.

I compare the first two Arctic albums with those of Oasis. Both arguably came at a time of stagnation in the mainstream U.K music scene. Both debuts blew the cobwebs away with their attitude and their subsequent follow up's, while perfectly listenable and competent, never scale the same heights.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Though I think Favourite Worst Nightmare is a great album, it doesn't quite top Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not for me. Despite that, the album did feel like a breath of fresh air and I listened to it constantly upon release. The lyrics are still witty, the jam-like sound of the instruments is still there and most importantly, the music is fun to listen to and it sounds like the band's had fun with it too.
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I really don't get it.
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I really don't get it.
Why don't you?
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Brianstorm sets the album up on a false note. We are expecting an all out sonic assault full of the riffage that accompianied the debut. That we never get this detracts from the album and lulls you into a false sense of security. Whether this was intentional, I do not know. What I do know is that if this opener was further down the running order, I would have listened to the album with a completely different mindset.
That's the exact impression I got listening to the album the first time.
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