I've been listening to Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, the new cd by the Arctic Monkeys. It has apparently made quite a splash in the UK, including being named the fifth best British album of all time by the New Musical Express. Could it possibly live up to the hype?
Well, of course not, but it's still a pretty great album. I guess you would call it post-punk, in the vein of Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party, but more guitar driven. Standouts include "Riot Van," "Mardy Bum," "When the Sun Goes Down," and "A Certain Romance."