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Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Buy! - (Domino)
This much-hyped young British band fully delivers on their debut album. You’ll hear bits of the Strokes, Franz Ferdinand and especially the Libertines in their catchy post-punk sound, but unlike a lot of other modern post-punk bands, they don’t sound stuck in the past – these guys are fully in the here and now. Frontman Alex Turner’s colorful lyrics circle around the ups and downs of everyday teenage life in their native Sheffield, filled with both irreverent humor and heartfelt poignancy. Their raw, passionate attack is driven by spiky, angular guitar riffs and sharp pop hooks for some of the most exciting and infectious songs released this year. 2/1/2006 - Don Yates
Other Arctic Monkeys album reviews:

AM - 9/6/2013
Humbug - 8/28/2009
Favourite Worst Nightmare - 4/20/2007