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 Post subject: Re: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:18 am 
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daft twat wrote:
I have only listened once, so here are some initial random thoughts:

1) I have underrated O’Malley’s skill as a bass player because Helders is usually grabbing all of the attention.
2) This is no more an Arctics record than Into the Wild is a PJ record.
3) There is not a single on this record.
4) This is the perfect record for teenage girls in love with Alex the poet, but are there any teenage girls left who love him? AM was 5 years ago.
5) The LSP comparisons are unfair. LSP has great hooks and catchy melodies and choruses.
6) This record would have been great 20 years ago as a cd with liner notes and lyrics.
7) I will probably listen to this for a while and then forget it.
8) The next Arctics record will be billed as “the first proper Arctic Monkeys record since 2013 unless you count the 2018 experimental Turner solo album Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino.”
9) This makes No Code sound like Thriller.
10) No. 1 Party Anthem is better than all 11 of these songs.

I think I agree with every single point.


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 Post subject: Re: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:22 am 
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Lightning bolt is 100% better than TBHC


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 Post subject: Re: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:27 am 
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2nd listen revealed a bit more. Four out of five is the highlight.


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I don't know a single Arctic Monkeys song


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 Post subject: Re: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
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verb_to_trust wrote:
I don't know a single Arctic Monkeys song


Thanks for stopping by, Verb!


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:33 pm 
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Lol about the whole No Code thing.

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VinylGuy wrote:
Lol about the whole No Code thing.

This will definitely shed some fans I'm sure. I may not like the album at the moment but I certainly applaud them for carrying through with a project/vision.


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Got Some wrote:
Lightning bolt is 100% better than TBHC


So I agree and disagree.
It’s 100% better only in that it sounds like at least a shadow of the band name on the cover.
But LB is lazy. There is zero risk. I’ve only listened to this album twice, and it may never click for me, but false advertising aside, it’s ambitious and risky, 2 things people around here mainly bitch about when it comes to Pearl Jam.


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 Post subject: Re: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
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VinylGuy wrote:
Lol about the whole No Code thing.


Why? PJ was a huge rock band when they put out No Code.
AM was far and away the Arctic’s most commercially successful album. Then they put out this. If anything, it’s even riskier than what PJ did. PJ put No Code out 2 years after Vitalogy, and while they had Who You Are and let Stone sing on a song, there were still songs like Hail, Hail and Red Mosquito. This album came after a 5 year wait and has no reminders of the old band. I can’t believe the label allowed this, to be honest.

I don’t think there is a doubt that No Code is a better collection of songs (though it doesn’t feel like a cohesive album to me) if that’s what you’re referring to, but that was never the point of the comparison.


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No Code was not that big a departure. Musically at least. In attitude and approach, yes.

This album is more like Kid A in departure.


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verb_to_trust wrote:
I don't know a single Arctic Monkeys song


start now...

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verb_to_trust wrote:
I don't know a single Arctic Monkeys song

You're not missing that much.


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 Post subject: Re: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
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I don't hate this so far


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 Post subject: Re: Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
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LetMeSleep wrote:
2nd listen revealed a bit more. Four out of five is the highlight.


it only gets better but im not sure about the whole thing yet

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giving this one a listen.

it feels like this entire album is supposed to be a showcase of vocals and supposed thought-provoking lyrics.

but i think i'd like it much better of it was instrumental. there's some nice things going on behind the wall of words.


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bodysnatcher wrote:
giving this one a listen.

it feels like this entire album is supposed to be a showcase of vocals and supposed thought-provoking lyrics.

but i think i'd like it much better of it was instrumental. there's some nice things going on behind the wall of words.


I completely understand this. I love the opening track, and I think it’s in spite of Alex. On the other hand, I agree with LMS that 4 out of 5 is the best track, and that’s 100% because of Alex.

I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon this band in the early-ish stages. They are never dull. I need to find a way to see them this summer. Detroit, maybe.


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Im listening to it now...so far every song feels exactly the same.

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VinylGuy wrote:
Im listening to it now...so far every song feels exactly the same.


Hey VG, what’s your history with the band? All your comments in this thread have been negative, but you’re listening to the new album. Were you a fan at one time and hope they’lll surprise you or have you always disliked them and hate listened because of the accolades and you’re trying to understand? You have RM history, so I know you’re not just a troll. I’m just genuinely curious. A one time “fuck this overrated band” post would do, but you’re here. I’ll bet Bain and I can come up with albums of career spanning b-sides you’d like better than the new album.


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