Posts tagged "arctic monkeys"

Album artwork of 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' by Arctic Monkeys

Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys

Riffs in giant proportions, subtleties hidden between the pedal switches, and Turner’s Sheffield charm in spades. Possibly Arctic Monkey's finest album.

Album artwork of 'Knowing What You Know Now' by Marmozets

Knowing What You Know Now Marmozets

While the riffs and breakdowns are charging, raucous, and spine-tingling, the range of influences can often be distracting. There's no clear vision.

Album artwork of 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' by Arctic Monkeys

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Arctic Monkeys

Hushed, husky Turner monologues drift over sophisticated arrangements with retro sheens. The album basks in the seedy buzz of a make-believe underworld.

British punk band Idles performing onstage

Our 10 favourite albums of 2018

It's the end of the year, and that means it's time for fond remembrances. From hip-hop to folk, and R&B to rock, here lies our favourite albums of 2017.

By Gabriel Sutton, Marcus Lawrence, Frederick O'Brien, André Dack & Andrew Bridge

Blurred photograph of Rob Wilson, aka Colourful Sevens

Colourful Sevens: ‘I love making music by myself – I can treat my songs as diary entries.’

The Manchester musician talks about his most recent project (Moon), the merits of working alone, and the wisdom of Roger Ebert.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'Strange Creatures' by Drenge

Strange Creatures Drenge

A solid entry into the band's catalogue and certainly worth a listen. As to whether it'll stick around until the end of the year? I'm a lot less sure.

Album artwork of 'When You See Yourself' by Kings of Leon

When You See Yourself Kings of Leon

An album caught in no-man’s land, its dozy stadium rock tunes neither advancing Kings of Leon’s sound nor recapturing the glory of their past.

Album artwork of 'Is This It' by The Strokes

Is This It The Strokes

Each note of every individual performance is captured and presented perfectly, with the ragged spirit of the band left intact. It’s scruffy yet masterful.