Whatever People Say I Am That Is Why I'm Not
1 x LP
2006 EU 180g LP - the most anti-cipated debut album of 2006 comes from the Sheffieldborn quartet who before the release of their debut single were being touted as the next big thing and includes the singles Fake Tales Of San Francisco, I Bet You Look...
Release date 19-01-2006
2006 EU 180g LP - the most anti-cipated debut album of 2006 comes from the Sheffieldborn quartet who before the release of their debut single were being touted as the next big thing and includes the singles Fake Tales Of San Francisco, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, When The Sun Goes Down & The View From The Afternoon. including original picture inner presented in stickered picture sleeve.
A1 The View From The Afternoon
A2 I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
A3 Fake Tales Of San Francisco
A4 Dancing Shoes
A5 You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me
A6 Still Take You Home
B1 Riot Van
B2 Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
B3 Mardy Bum
B4 Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Strong But..
B5 When The Sun Goes Down
B6 From The Ritz To The Rubble
B7 A Certain Romance
Hot on the heels of their shock UK No 1 single I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor Whatever People Say I Am Thats What Im Not confirms Sheffields Arctic Monkeys as the UK undergrounds most proselytizing young preachers of the DIY gospel Marrying nervy caffeineandcigarettes indie clatter to conversational pretensefree lyrics and the occasional burst of offthecuff eloquence No time for Montagues or Capulets/Just banging tunes and DJ sets proffers Dancefloor its an instant pulseracing hit
No question the Monkeys are more sinners than saints The opening The View from the Afternoon predicts a ruckus with a whole lot more grit than the Kaisers can muster while on the mellow Riot Van a tale of underage drinking and copbaiting culminates in a messy beating in the back of a station wagon Look beyond the Arctics bristly laddish exterior however because its actually affairs of the heart that comprise this albums secret core see the sweatypalmed Dancing Shoes bearing testament to the trial of nerves that is pulling in a suburban indie nightclub or Mardy Buma tribute to a moody girlfriend that for all its witty barbs Ive seen your frown and its like looking down the barrel of a gun is tinted with sweet affection
This release: 2006