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Arctic Monkeys


Fast and Furious: Arctic Monkeys

Report and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Guardian, The, September 2005

IT'S A RADIANT late September day outside a recording studio in rural Lincolnshire. Summer is still clinging on by its fingertips, a lawnmower purrs in ...

Arctic Monkeys: Whatever They Say They Are, That's What They Are

Report by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, January 2006

EARLIER THIS week, the Times dealt the Arctic Monkeys the backhanded compliment of labelling them "spotty poets". It's the "poets" that concerns us here. ...

Arctic Monkeys: It's great when you're apeā€¦ yeah!

Interview by Paul Moody, Uncut, December 2006

In just 12 months, Arctic Monkeys have become the biggest band in the land. Uncut took the boys back to where their incredible story began ...

Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare

Review by Jon Savage, Observer, The, April 2007

Don't be fooled by their common touch: the cheeky chimps are special. Jon Savage hears them make sense of the modern world ...

Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare (Domino) ****

Review by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, May 2007

Whatever you think they are... They're better! The triumphant, funky return of Alex Turner's troupe ...

Arctic Monkeys: Humbug (Domino)

Review by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, August 2009

MATURITY IS THE poisoned chalice that all rock bands must sup from eventually. Arctic Monkeys sounded strikingly sharp and vital on their 2006 debut, Whatever ...

Radiohead, Ian Brown, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs et al: Reading Festival, Berkshire ***

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, August 2009

Radiohead's modern jazz wrong-foots the crowd ...

Arctic Monkeys: Wembley Arena, London ***

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, November 2009

Northern soul with a heavy heart ...

Arctic Monkeys Make The Fastest-selling Debut Ever

Report by Jude Rogers, Guardian, The, June 2011

23 January 2006: Number 48 in our series of the 50 key events in the history of indie music ...

Surfeit Safari: Arctic Monkeys: Suck It And See (Domino)

Review by Dorian Lynskey, Word, The, July 2011

Arctic Monkeys latest adventure — an overload of hyper-chiselled lyricism and a touch too much of yer manly riff-rock ...

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