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Arctic Monkeys: AM

Keith Cameron, MOJO, 9 September 2013

FOR ALL THE advance wow about the Rolling Stones, post-match consensus declared the Arctic Monkeys the star turn of this year's Glastonbury Festival. The Sheffield quartet were practically unrecognisable from the startled kids who had frozen on the same stage seven years earlier. Indicative of their rock hard self-belief was the decision to open with 'Do I Wanna Know?', a brand new song unfamiliar to most people present: a creepy, clanging, downtempo account of erotic obsession. It was either a calculated show of strength or a dare. The band knew exactly what they were doing.

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