Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Album Review of Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys.

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Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Arctic Monkeys

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys

Release Date: Feb 21, 2006
Record label: Domino
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

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This, of course, doesn't make them or their debut bad, just surprisingly predictable: they're competent, lacking enough imagination or restlessness to do anything other than the expected, which for anybody who hears them after reading the reviews, is quite underwhelming. The one thing that sets them apart, and does give them promise, is Alex Turner's writerly ambitions. While he may fall far short of fellow Sheffield lyricist Jarvis Cocker, or such past teenage renegades as Paul Weller, Turner does illustrate ample ambition here.

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