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Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare CD £2.95 at Zavvi

Tracks .........

1. Brainstorm
2. Teddy Picker
3. D Is For Dangerous
4. Balaclava
5. Fluorescent Adolescent
6. Only Ones Who Know
7. Do Me A Favour
8. This House Is A Circus
9. If You Were There, Beware
10. The Bad Thing
11. Old Yellow Bricks
12. 505
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#1
Great album, great price!
#2
Great album, Not as good as there first album though,
1 Like #3
I've got a compilation CD of Arctic Monkeys' best songs from their three albums.

It's their first album.
#4
Run of the mill indie dross

I hate the way the NME et al build Alex Turner up to be some kind of new Bob Dylan/John Lennon songwriter
#5
welshman10
Run of the mill indie dross

I hate the way the NME et al build Alex Turner up to be some kind of new Bob Dylan/John Lennon songwriter

I don't listen to/read NME but they're right about that one.
#6
welshman10
Run of the mill indie dross

I hate the way the NME et al build Alex Turner up to be some kind of new Bob Dylan/John Lennon songwriter

yeah me too, Turner is much better than them LOL :p
#7
Yeah they never would have thought to rhyme "Brian" with "Trying"

Richey Edwards is turning in his grave (or hideout!) over the accolades handed out to this two bob wordsmith.
#8
Brilliant Album (_;)
#9
welshman10
Yeah they never would have thought to rhyme "Brian" with "Trying"

Richey Edwards is turning in his grave (or hideout!) over the accolades handed out to this two bob wordsmith.

It makes me laugh when people criticise songwriters by pointing out technicalities in rhyme. Yes, if the line is read in Queen's English it might not rhyme. But if you actually listen to the song, it sounds fine the way it's pronounced.

But you keep waving the flag for deceased poets, you're doing a great job!
#10
I'm not pointing out technicalities, I'm talking about naff lyrics
#11
Incidentally, Bob Dylan is still very much alive and with us....
#12
Heat..........
#13
welshman10
I'm not pointing out technicalities, I'm talking about naff lyrics

There's a reason their first album was the UK's fastest selling album - it appealed to everyday people, addressing everyday issues in a particularly brilliant way. Lyrics are Arctic Monkeys forte - name me one modern day songwriter who comes close to Turner.
#14
Infinite Element
welshman10
I'm not pointing out technicalities, I'm talking about naff lyrics

There's a reason their first album was the UK's fastest selling album - it appealed to everyday people, addressing everyday issues in a particularly brilliant way. Lyrics are Arctic Monkeys forte - name me one modern day songwriter who comes close to Turner.


There's a reason Susan Boyle is so popular too, there are a lot of "everyday people" out there.

I could name you 100 songwriters better than Alex Turner, let alone one
#15
Off the top of my head

Neil Finn
Ian Brown
Mark Oliver Everett
Paul McCartney
Nicky Wire
Ryan Tedder
Gregg Alexander
Rivers Cuomo
Sufjan Stevens
J Mascis
Jonas Bjerre
Gruff Rhys
Danny Elfman
Tim Wheeler
Billy Corgan
Bob Mould
Brandon Flowers
Bruce Springsteen
David Bowie
Ben Gibbard
Greg Gilbert
Tom Smith
Eminem
Johnny Bramwell
Roddy Woomble
Perry Farrell
Lenny Kravitz
Isaac Brock
Morrissey
Som Wardner
Neil Young
Paolo Nutini
Richard Ashcroft
Ryan Adams
Mark Lanegan
James Russell Mercer
Julian Casablancas
Tom Petty
#16
Nope, not one is as good as
welshman10
Infinite Element
welshman10
I'm not pointing out technicalities, I'm talking about naff lyrics

There's a reason their first album was the UK's fastest selling album - it appealed to everyday people, addressing everyday issues in a particularly brilliant way. Lyrics are Arctic Monkeys forte - name me one modern day songwriter who comes close to Turner.


There's a reason Susan Boyle is so popular too, there are a lot of "everyday people" out there.

I could name you 100 songwriters better than Alex Turner, let alone one

Susan Boyle is popular because of a combination of an already popular talent show and YouTube. People have bought into her story. People have also bought into Alex Turner's lyrics. The reason their debut album sold so well was through word of mouth, because the lyrics were superb.

Also, I'm trying to find someone on your list who has sold their debut albums quicker than Arctic Monkeys... Nope, can't find anyone.
#17
Liked when it came out (although not as much as the first) but now skip past it...
#18
Infinite Element
Nope, not one is as good as
welshman10
Infinite Element
welshman10
I'm not pointing out technicalities, I'm talking about naff lyrics

There's a reason their first album was the UK's fastest selling album - it appealed to everyday people, addressing everyday issues in a particularly brilliant way. Lyrics are Arctic Monkeys forte - name me one modern day songwriter who comes close to Turner.


There's a reason Susan Boyle is so popular too, there are a lot of "everyday people" out there.

I could name you 100 songwriters better than Alex Turner, let alone one

Susan Boyle is popular because of a combination of an already popular talent show and YouTube. People have bought into her story. People have also bought into Alex Turner's lyrics. The reason their debut album sold so well was through word of mouth, because the lyrics were superb.

Also, I'm trying to find someone on your list who has sold their debut albums quicker than Arctic Monkeys... Nope, can't find anyone.


You said you wanted names of songwriters who "came close" to Alex Turner, not fastest selling debut albums

Can you put some examples of these superb lyrics? The genius of "Now there mardy bum" and all that...
#19
Fastest selling albums indicate very little, by the way

Popularity is not a measure of songwriting talent, as proven by Crazy Frog etc
#20
Infinite Element
Also, I'm trying to find someone on your list who has sold their debut albums quicker than Arctic Monkeys... Nope, can't find anyone.


OK I'll help you

Arctic Monkeys 300,000 in the first week
Eminem 1,800,000
#21
welshman10
Infinite Element
Also, I'm trying to find someone on your list who has sold their debut albums quicker than Arctic Monkeys... Nope, can't find anyone.


OK I'll help you

Arctic Monkeys 300,000 in the first week
Eminem 1,800,000

Nice try, but The Slim Shady LP sold 283,000 in its opening week, and that's in America (home to 309m people). Arctic Monkeys sold 300,000 in its first week in the UK (home to 61.9m people). See the difference?

Popularity is not a measure of songwriting talent, as proven by Crazy Frog etc

Crazy Frog was intended for comedic effect. It sold well.

Arctic Monkeys' album was intended for people who appreciate lyrics. It sold well.

Sometimes you don't have to like the quirky, unusual, less-heard-of artists. Arctic Monkeys are popular because they are talented. I know it's very hard for you to comprehend, but mainstream music can actually be good, you know?

You said you wanted names of songwriters who "came close" to Alex Turner, not fastest selling debut albums

Their debut album sold so well because the band's main strength, being the lyrics, created a mass of word-of-mouth hype. Nobody has beaten that 300,000 record before or since.

Can you put some examples of these superb lyrics? The genius of "Now there mardy bum" and all that...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=whatever+people+say+i+am+thats+what+im+not+lyrics&l=1

I'm not going to waste my time copying & pasting lyrics when you clearly aren't going to like them, based on your "Run of the mill indie dross" comment, which is where the discussion has stemmed from.
#22
Infinite Element
Nobody has beaten that 300,000 record before or since.


Not correct.

Leona Lewis 375k
Susan Boyle 411k

My mistake about the Eminem album, I was talking about Marshal Mathers LP, which of course was not a debut. I did not know the discussion was limited to the UK either.

I didn't want you to copy and paste all the lyrics and have no reason to google them. I thought you may have a particular favourite that you could share with me so that I could ridicule it and respond to you with far better lyrics from some of the songwriters that I have mentioned.

Incidentally, I would not say that any of the songwriters I mentioned are particularly quirky. In fact many of them have sold ten times as many records as Alex Turner's rabble.

Edited By: welshman10 on Mar 26, 2011 23:57

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