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Mootsy

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You anti synth of just the Arctic monkeys using synths?

they have a unique guitar sound that works on a certain level, as long as they can replace that was something interesting, like synths and other instruments and do it well, then cool!
 

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they have a unique guitar sound that works on a certain level, as long as they can replace that was something interesting, like synths and other instruments and do it well, then cool!

It's like anything you can do it well or badly.

Using synths doesn't mean they need to drop the guitar either
 

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I can't say I'm too fussed about Arctic Monkeys reviews anymore. They'll get some "best since..." raves, some "jumped the shark..." pans, I just hope it's another keeper for the fans like their last five.
 

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Blue1980

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I can't say I'm too fussed about Arctic Monkeys reviews anymore. They'll get some "best since..." raves, some "jumped the shark..." pans, I just hope it's another keeper for the fans like their last five.

So basically like any other established artist?
 

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First impressions?

There's no doubt Alex has grown as a songwriter but there is a lot of bollocks in this album. I get why they chose not to release any singles too.

I'm hoping it is a grower and I have a feeling it will be
 

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Four Out Of Five is fantastic. I enjoy One Point Perspective as well.

Definitely an album intended to be listened to as a whole I think. Maybe due to the fact Alex was unsure whether to release it as a solo album or an AM album.
 

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Sounds like Frank Ocean in parts. Don’t mind it so far tbh.
 

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Picked up physical, second listen at the moment.

First listen was regularly cringey reading along with the lyrics (something I don't usually do straight-off until acquainted, typically awkward), like The Cable Guy gone astro lounge.

Starting to really like it though, definitely a concept album. Batphone stood out most to me on first listen, felt contained and coherent. Four Out of Five fairly brilliant as well.
 
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Really weird vibes. Probably their biggest deviation since Humbug.

70s/80s chill Rnb aka The Commodores or even Hall & Oates. Four Out of Five and The Ultracheese are the highlights so far, and the opener was pretty strong too.

Like most AM album these days, it'll definitely polarise but I think I'll enjoy it more than the last couple of LP's.

Still miss the old days though. Was watching a Glastonbury performance from 2007 and they were far more exciting, and the rhythm section much more involved. Ah well.
 
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I’ve given it one full listen so far. It’s a pretty big departure, but there’s enough I like that I’ll go back to it.

The level of change kind of reminds me of how Bloc Party’s Hymns deviated from their formula. Think I’ll enjoy tranquility more than that album though.
 

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What an album.

Only had one listen so far but really love the direction and sound. Very adventurous and weird which I love. Stand out tracks are the self titled, Four out of Five, She looks like fun and Ultracheese. Can't wait for more listens to dissect the rest.
 

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First listen, a bit underwhelming.

Second listen, First half is very good.
 

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Kind of addicted to this now.

The other five are hard to match, but this is another decent album from them, glad I bought it.
 

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No clue. Star Treatment, Title track, Four Out of Five and Batphone probably my most preferred, but that could change tomorrow.

Golden Trunks and Monster Truck Front Flip probably the least impressive thus far.

But as said, it's very much an album piece, so talking about tracks feels slightly irrelevant (hence no singles). Sum>parts
 

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Bowie x Beach Boys x Pulp

Not particularly a bad thing, but a fair shake up from AM.
 

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After having listened to the new album now about 20 times, it's really started to hit me.

I like it a lot more than AM and Suck it now and see, I think it's a realistic shot of knocking off Humbug as my favourite Arctic Monkeys album. No songs that I'm wanting to skip, but also none that I'm really wanting to replay after just hearing - makes it a very consistent listen.
 

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I don't see how this new album can compete with the debut classic! but it's a nice album. I like the direction of sound but are there enough memorable songs to gives this album legs.
 

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