Arctic Monkeys - Whatever You Say I Am, That's What I'm Not album download
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not is the debut studio album by English rock band Arctic Monkeys, released on 23 January 2006 by Domino Recording Company. The album surpassed Elastica's self-titled album to become the fastest selling debut album in British music history, shifting over 360,000 copies in its first week, and remains the fastest selling debut album by a band. It has since gone quintuple platinum in the UK.
Released January 23, 2006. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not Tracklist. 1. The View from the Afternoon Lyrics. 2. I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor Lyrics. About Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Scrappy, lager-fueled tunes about being young and bored in a bleak Northern England steel town. Even Yanks couldn’t resist these raging Brit-pop-punk gems, and it wasn’t long before the Sheffield quartet’s debut became the fastest-selling debut album by a band in UK chart history. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not Q&A.
For those poor misguided fools who say that Arctic Monkeys are hype over substance, this is a blisteringly good album which promises even better things to come. Whatever People Say I Am captures the band mashing up the Strokes and the Libertines at will, jamming too many angular riffs into too short a space, tearing through the songs as quickly as possible.
On Monday, the Arctic Monkeys sold 118,501 copies of their debut album in the UK, more than the rest of the top 20 combined. It's a startingly high figure not just because they're set to be the Biggest New Band Since Oasis but because of the speed with which they've gatecrashed their nation's public consciousness, going from unknown indie band to No. 1 on the singles charts in roughly six months.
Whatever People Say I Am is practically an old-fashioned concept album about working-class clubbing, a Saturday Night Fever for the British sons and daughters of parents raised on disco and punk. Yet Turner’s aim isn’t to be the best dancer, or to escape to the big city: It’s merely stayin’ alive, and pulling a few birds. The opening track, The View From the Afternoon, sets the stage with dead-end dive-bar lyricism: I want to see all of the things that we’ve already seen, Turner sings. They’ve made an album that . punk fans of several generations could enjoy, if not claim as their own.
I wasn't sure what to think when I bought this album. I had reads about the Arctic Monkeys in both NME and Rolling Stone, and while the press was on their side, I found both "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor" and "Fake Tales of San Francisco" to be annoying and simplistic, and truth be told, I couldn't really trust NME anymore. They hype a new band every other week, and most of them were laughable imitations of the Smiths. From the shoegazer/My Bloody Valentine-esque layered guitars that start off "The View From the Afternoon" and the album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not just gets heavier and heavier, building great guitar hooks on top of one another surrounded by fuzzed-out noise, while Alex Turner's shamelessly British voice tells intricate stories of surly hookers