History Music / ArcticMonkeys

6th Jun '16 4:38:08 PM Prfnoff
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* EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles: There was a lot of motorcycle imagery during the "Suck It and See" phase, especially in the eponymous music video. Alex Turner often wore a Triumph Motorcycles t-shirt during live shows, too.
30th Apr '16 7:13:53 AM sistergoldenhair
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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Inverted. They're not ''the'' Arctic Monkeys...

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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Inverted. They're not ''the'' Arctic Monkeys...Monkeys. However, sometimes Alex introduces the band with "the".
28th Apr '16 7:50:47 AM aye_amber
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Not wanting to be designated as a OneHitWonder, they followed up with the hard, fast sounds of ''Favourite Worst Nightmare'' in 2007. ''FWN'' was more mature, and received extremely positive reviews, even though most agreed that their debut was a ToughActToFollow. They then took a [[TenMinuteRetirement legendarily short]] hiatus in which Alex Turner embarked on his side project ''The Last Shadow Puppets'' with Miles Kane[[note]]Kane had been a featured guitarist on "505" from ''Favourite Worst Nightmare''[[/note]]. The band released their third album - ''Humbug'' - in 2009 - a depart from their original high-energy style to [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent something more psychedelic and dark]], described as a mix of NickCave and JimiHendrix. It was recorded in California and mostly produced by [[QueensOfTheStoneAge Josh Homme]].

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Not wanting to be designated as a OneHitWonder, they followed up with the hard, fast sounds of ''Favourite Worst Nightmare'' in 2007. ''FWN'' was more mature, and received extremely positive reviews, even though most agreed that their debut was a ToughActToFollow. They then took a [[TenMinuteRetirement legendarily short]] hiatus in which Alex Turner embarked on his side project ''The Last Shadow Puppets'' with Miles Kane[[note]]Kane had been a featured guitarist on "505" from ''Favourite Worst Nightmare''[[/note]]. The band released their third album - ''Humbug'' - in 2009 - a depart from their original high-energy style to [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent something more psychedelic and dark]], described as a mix of NickCave Music/NickCave and JimiHendrix. Music/JimiHendrix. It was recorded in California and mostly produced by [[QueensOfTheStoneAge [[Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge Josh Homme]].
Homme.]]



** Going down to 2 on "Reckless Serenade", "Mad Sounds" and "I Wanna Be Yours" and going up to 5 with "Pretty Visitors", "Arabella" and "[[Music/NickCave Red Right Hand]]".

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** Going down to 2 on "Reckless Serenade", "Mad Sounds" and "I Wanna Be Yours" and going up to 5 with "Pretty Visitors", "Arabella" and "[[Music/NickCave Red Right Hand]]".Hand.]]"
12th Apr '16 3:59:49 AM sistergoldenhair
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* TheRockstar: All of them, obviously. But Alex Turner is especially good at it.
8th Mar '16 7:29:19 PM Hossmeister
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* ''AM'' (2013)

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* ''AM'' ''Music/{{AM}}'' (2013)
25th Dec '15 8:45:16 AM AndyLA
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* ForeignCussWord: When ''Suck it and See'' was released in the US, many retailers put a sticker of the title, construing it as [[BawdySong sexual innuendo]], while in England (where the band come from) it's a saying that means "try it and find out".

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* ForeignCussWord: When ''Suck it It and See'' was released in the US, many retailers put a sticker of the title, construing it as [[BawdySong sexual innuendo]], while in England (where the band come from) it's a saying that means "try it and find out".



* LIsForDyslexia: Subverted by the song ''Br'''ia'''nstorm.'' No, it's ''not'' meant to be spelled ''Br'''ai'''nstorm''. It helps to look at the lyrics, which apparently serve as a TakeThat aimed at a particularly memorable fan named Brian.

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* LIsForDyslexia: Subverted by the song ''Br'''ia'''nstorm.'' "Br'''ia'''nstorm". No, it's ''not'' meant to be spelled ''Br'''ai'''nstorm''."Br'''ai'''nstorm". It helps to look at the lyrics, which apparently serve as a TakeThat aimed at a particularly memorable fan named Brian.



[[Music/DranDuran Save it for the morning after]]

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[[Music/DranDuran [[Music/DuranDuran Save it for the morning after]]after]]
** "[[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick]]".



* TitleDrop: “D Is For Dangerous” from ''Favourite Worst Nightmare''.



* TitleTrack: "Suck It and See" from ''Suck It and See''.
* AWildRapperAppears: Dizzie Rascal in "Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend", the only song to feature prominent guest vocals.

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* TitleTrack: "Suck It and See" from ''Suck It and See''.See".
* AWildRapperAppears: Dizzie Dizzee Rascal in "Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend", the only song to feature prominent guest vocals.



--> “Library pictures of the quickening canoe/the first of its kind to get to the moon”[[note]]And that’s only the first line of the song![[/note]]

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--> “Library "Library pictures of the quickening canoe/the first of its kind to get to the moon”[[note]]And that’s moon"[[note]]And that's only the first line of the song![[/note]]
25th Dec '15 8:36:26 AM AndyLA
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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: The theme of "Snap Out Of It".

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: The theme of "Snap Out Of of It".



* LIsForDyslexia: Subverted by the song ''Br'''ia'''nstorm.'' No, it's ''not'' meant to be spelled ''Br'''ai'''nstorm''. It helps to look at the lyrics, which apparently serve as a TakeThat aimed at a particularly memorable fan named "Brian."
* LongTitle: Tons. ''Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not'', “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”, “You Probably Couldn’t See For the Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me”, “Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secure”, “Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But…”, “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”, and "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" among others.

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* LIsForDyslexia: Subverted by the song ''Br'''ia'''nstorm.'' No, it's ''not'' meant to be spelled ''Br'''ai'''nstorm''. It helps to look at the lyrics, which apparently serve as a TakeThat aimed at a particularly memorable fan named "Brian."
Brian.
* LongTitle: Tons. ''Whatever People Say I Am, That’s That's What I’m I'm Not'', “I "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”, “You Dancefloor", "You Probably Couldn’t Couldn't See For the Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me”, “Red Me", "Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secure”, “Perhaps Secure", "Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But…”, “Don’t But...", "Don't Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair”, Chair", and "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" among others.



** Going down to 2 on ''Reckless Serenade'', ''Mad Sounds'' and ''I Wanna Be Yours'' and going up to 5 with ''Pretty Visitors'', ''Arabella'' and ''Red Right Hand''.

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** Going down to 2 on ''Reckless Serenade'', ''Mad Sounds'' "Reckless Serenade", "Mad Sounds" and ''I "I Wanna Be Yours'' Yours" and going up to 5 with ''Pretty Visitors'', ''Arabella'' "Pretty Visitors", "Arabella" and ''Red "[[Music/NickCave Red Right Hand''.Hand]]".



* TextlessAlbumCover: ''AM''.

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* TextlessAlbumCover: ''AM''.Subverted with ''AM'', as the center of the waveform forms an A and an M together. Other than that, yeah, there's no text.
25th Dec '15 8:32:24 AM AndyLA
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--> Your name isn't Rio, but I don't care for sand

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--> Your name isn't Rio, [[Music/DuranDuran Rio]], but I don't care for sandsand
** Related to the last one, from "Teddy Picker":
--> Don't concern us with your bollocks, I don't want your prayer\\
[[Music/DranDuran Save it for the morning after]]
25th Dec '15 8:29:07 AM AndyLA
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* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Favourite Worst Nightmare'' is mentioned in "D Is for Dangerous".
29th Nov '15 5:35:56 PM Hossmeister
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* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Averted early on with their cover of "Love Machine" and then more recently with "You Know That I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse and "Katy of a Mission" by Katy B.

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* CelebrityIsOverrated: The band is pretty known for keeping a low public profile; in interviews, they often try to dispel the idea that they have become international superstars, fearing it might lead to indications that they have "sold out."
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Averted early on with their cover of "Love Machine" and "Baby I'm Yours" and then more recently with "You Know That I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse and "Katy of a Mission" by Katy B.



** Also AM when compared to the latter half of Suck it and See.

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** Also AM when compared to the latter half of Suck ''Suck it and See.See''.



* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''Suck It and See''.

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* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''Suck It and See''. The cream-coloured art is supposed to be a reference to Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''.



* NewSoundAlbum: ''Humbug'' surprised many critics in a positive manner when it was released, since it explored many different genres such as PsychedelicRock and stoner. ''Suck it and See'' began the band's recent foray into a more pop rock sound.



* ShoutOut: Their logo on ''AM'' is very heavily inspired by the famous Music/BlackSabbath logo on the cover of ''Master of Reality''.

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* ShoutOut: Their logo on ''AM'' is very heavily inspired by the famous Music/BlackSabbath logo on the cover of ''Master of Reality''. Alex Turner also called the album their "own ''VU''", indicating a reference to the Music/VelvetUnderground as well.



** WordOfGod is that they consider this an artform, as its hard to make something that sounds like nothing actually sound good.

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** WordOfGod is that they consider this an artform, as its hard to make something that sounds like nothing actually sound good. Turner even said that he admires Music/JohnLennon's ability to make nonsensical lyrics compelling, especially on "I Am the Walrus".
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