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Are The Arctic Monkeys Dialling It In?

by | 8th, May 2014




REMEMBER when the Arctic Monkeys first burst onto the scene? Ordinary kids, making sharp, loud rock ‘n’ roll coupled with slanted looks at society and crapfun nights out? Even if they weren’t your bag, they sure were fun to have around. They made gloriously dumb music and matched it with an intelligence that their peers lacked.

And then, slowly, they turned into Every Other Rock Stars, going to the gym and wearing expensive clothes and making dadrock.

Some will argue that they grew up, which is fine as their fans were growing up too. However, who says that a) You have to grow up at all in music? b) Growing up means slowing down?

Recently, The Orwells were AM’s support act for their US tour of jumbodomes. Biting the hand that fed ’em, they said that the Arctic Monkeys performances were “synchronised” to within an inch of its life, even down to the patter that lay between the songs. For all the world, it looked like Arctic Monkeys had gone from champion amateurs to waddling rock bores.

And their latest LP, ‘AM’, certainly pointed to that. Sure, it was well received by the rock press and broadsheets, but everyone else stopped willing them on because they sounded like Eric Clapton during the coke years.

The Orwells frontman, Mario Cuomo, apologised for the comments during a gig in London. Like a massive wuss.

However, AM frontman man and Just Another Bloke With A Quiff Alex Turner wasn’t having it… but didn’t exactly deny it either. He said: “They should have been out trying to get laid instead of watching us every night. I don’t think that’s fair [to call it synchronised]. There comes a

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