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The Age Of The Understatement

The Last Shadow Puppets

2008

The Age Of The Understatement

Album Summary

The Age of the Understatement is the debut album by The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane of The Rascals and James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco. It was released on 21 April 2008 in the UK, following the release of the title track as a single in the previous week. It entered the UK Album Chart at No. 1 on 27 April 2008. The album was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize.

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Rating

3.33

Votes

4592

Genres

  • Indie
  • Rock
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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

What's worse? 3 stars or 1 star? To me, 3 stars says the album is perfectly unoffensive. Not great. Not something you must hear before you die. But not something you don't need to hear. At least 1 star makes you feel something. I love Alex Turner but this band is not him at his best. There are definitely a few cool songs but on a whole this album is a waste of creative energy. Favorite Tracks: Separate and Ever Deadly, I Don't Like You Any More, In My Room

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

Dramatic, lavish (over-orchestrated at times), intense -- quite strong. Feels like a higher-end version fo the Las debut or a high-gloss Kinks record.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

This album really kicks ass. It has a violent and heroic feel, with hints of despair and loss. Totally blew me away.

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Tue Feb 15 2022
5

Fiery and lush in equal portions, this album goes by fast but left an impression that will last, landing solidly in an over saturated genre while still standing out by a large margin.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

Pop sinfónico que me recuerda a canciones de algún tipo de western. Me ha gustado. Vinilo.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
3

Not an album I was expecting to see on this list. As someone who grew up listening almost exlusively to bands like the Arctic Monkeys and a lot of random noughties landfill indie I'm very familiar with this already. As I think was common with a lot of the indie rock of the time, this album is a few strong singles and a lot of filler, although maybe I'm being a bit harsh as there's nothing really terrible on here. The musicianship is solid and Turner and Kane write relateable songs full of their classic northern charm. I do also think this album is trying to be cool and it pulls it off well which is quite hard to do intentionally. That said I struggle to give this a high score. It was better than I remembered but I can name at least 5 Alex Turner projects I like more than this. I don't think the hooks are strong enough to be memorable and a few of the songs are underbaked especially in the back half with songs like In My Room and Time Has Come Again sounding like the duo are just going through the motions and hoping something sticks. Highlights: The Age of The Understatement, Standing Next To Me, Seperate And Ever Deadly.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
3

Who are The Last Shadow Puppets ? After Arctic Monkeys touring Favourite Worst Nightmare, lead singer Alex Turner took a brief hiatus to work on a side project with two other guys from bands I don't know. While it still retains quite a bit of Arctic Monkeys' personality vis-à-vis Turner, the dramatic strings and Spaghetti Western flair gives The Age Of The Understatement a unique sound that can't be compared to it's contemporaries. Honestly, this whole album is spectacular. My core problem is that there are too many songs that are too short to be fully absorbed. I think The Age Of The Understatement had the potential to be a real hard-hitting classic of the aughts if they decided to do fewer songs that were longer in length, creating more memorable moments from track to track. I don't know why but pop music song structures has held this one back from it's full potential. Still worth a listen.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

Good

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Sat Feb 05 2022
5

I loved almost all these songs. In a lager way the sound they have reminds me of Wilco. I thought this was a great album and would listen again.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
5

Yoooo lesgooo!! Didn't think this was on the list. Totally deserves it though. Absolutely love this album. The energy is great and the instrumentation is so refreshing! 5

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

Really liked this. Sounds like a b-side to "Favourite Worse Nightmare" to me. "Separate and Ever Deadly" my favourite track.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

Best 007 album I’ve heard

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Thu Feb 24 2022
5

Maybe it’s nostalgia but I really enjoyed listening to this again.

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Tue Mar 29 2022
5

I liked this one, has a good vibe.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
5

like the Arctic Monkeys predecessor. Great, super fun, British pop rock!

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Tue May 03 2022
5

Muy chulo

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Thu May 26 2022
5

as ultimas sombras dos boneco

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Thu Jun 09 2022
5

Brilliant start and trailed off towards the end but this was new to me so very glad to learn of some Arctic Monkeys adjacent stuff.

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Sat Jul 09 2022
5

I loved the album and plan to listen more by this artist

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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

Loved it

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Sat Aug 20 2022
5

I really liked it.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Noice

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Sat Sep 03 2022
5

Masterpiece!

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

Good enough to explore band’s other albums

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

Love, love, love, love.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

Super goede cd!

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

Rating: 10/10

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Fri Oct 21 2022
5

Have this on vinyl and it's a great listen - very cinematic production with some great vocals.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
5

This album really reminds me of Arctic Monkeys, and not just because of Alex Turner's vocals. The sorrow tone and characteristic Turner lyrics really tie it in. The instrumentals are so beautiful, especially in Only The Truth. Also, I just have to mention the strings, it makes everything so much more magical. Overall, it's a good album and I could see myself going back to it at some point. Fave track(s): Separate and Ever Deadly, Only the Truth, I Don't Like You Anymore, The Meeting Place

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

Classic indie

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

I had no idea that this band existed, and that a few musicians from several bands (most notably from The Arctic Monkeys) had a hand in recording it. For the most part, I enjoyed the songs as they reminded me of certain bands like The Kooks. Favourite tracks include Standing Next To Me and My Mistakes Were Made For You cause I am basic.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

Onda muy James Bond 70s. Armonías y patrones rítmicos no comunes. Hay que volver a escuchar definitivamente

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Sat Jan 29 2022
4

Toda una sorpresa de un grupo que no conocía. Bien construidas las canciones. Pop enérgico. Buena voz

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

Never heard of this album. Deserves future listens.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

was going to be a 3 but landed on 4

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Sun Feb 06 2022
4

Indie atual

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Sinceramente non mi è dispiaciuto. Non mi sono innamorata, ma mi ha incuriosita molto, lo risentirei volentieri.

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Tue Feb 15 2022
4

While listening I was thinking "This has a very Arctic Monkeys type of feel to it". Then I realized why. Good stuff!

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

Now this is more my speed. I will definitely be listening to this again.

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

alex turner = good

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

An old favourite

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

This has a very lavish sound and feel to it, with nods to the 60's and 70's. I quite like it and it grabs your attention and sucks you in because it's consistent and enjoyable throughout. Well done!

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

I am an Arctic Monkeys fan but somehow missed this project. They say supergroup, though I must confess the only one I'm familiar with is Alex Turner. This is enough to inspire me to look up the others though. It's like Arctic Monkeys with an orchestra. At times it sounds like a Bond soundtrack, especially "In My Room."

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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

Basically a more boring version of 00s Arctic Monkeys. Still enjoyed it, but did not have the same oomph of the "real stuff."

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Another album from my biggest blind spot, didn't know of them, never heard it before. Really liked it! Will listen again.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

I enjoyed it. Sounds like something i would have listened to in 2008.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
4

Only calling this album good is an understatement.

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Tue Mar 22 2022
4

First time of listening and this is Arctic Mokeys Ft: Scott Walker methinks. Don't get me wrong I like it and can see it's merit for being on this List. I have always thought of Alex Turner as the Yorkshire Jacques Brel. Some nice tunes on this one I particularly liked the title track and "Seperate and Ever Deadly" Some good early 21st Century music harking back to the Music and Production values of the 60's. Rightfully on the list I think.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

-I like the Old Western sound of "The Age Of Understandment" -Quote solid rock/alt-rock album. Nice consistent, quick songs

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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

Really good record

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

Cool, good energy. I enjoyed this

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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

New one for me.. It's interesting, I liked it.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
4

Cool prog rock album

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

This was a really cool album! I'm surprised I've never heard of this band before as they seem right up my alley. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole record as it was super consistent and unique. It is absolutely crazy that this came out in 2008 as it gives off strong 60's vibes throughout. I thought the combination of British pop rock with old western soundtrack music was very interesting; some bands might have made this seem polarizing or too weird, but it fits the group perfectly. I believe that this one has the potential for me to consider it excellent upon multiple listens, but I am knocking it a tad bit as there were no individual tracks that stood out to me which is strange for an album of this caliber. Besides that, this is definitely one I would come back to in the future. 3.5/5.

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

Muito parecido com Arctic Monkeys, gostei bastante. Melhor música: Standing Next to me

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Wed Apr 13 2022
4

Yeah

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Personalmente me enfocó más en la música y el ritmo que en la letra, y todo lo que puedo decir es que el disco es épico, esa combinación de rock y western es maravilloso, por momento te puedes sentir que estas en una película de Quentin Tarantino, pero cuando te centras en la letra pues la cosa se siente raro hasta cierto punto incómodo, ya que principalmente las letras van de un hombre que a perdido el afecto hacia su pareja y nunca llegamos otro punto de vista, un disco que se puede pasar rápido y divertido, como una intro de James Bond.

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

Bit of a journey, started off really well with great rock. some tunes straight from the 60s and some new wave type. overall 3.6

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Mon Apr 25 2022
4

Unique and fun indie album. Love Alex Martin's voice. Upbeat, "cowboy" beats on the first half. Mix of psychedelic, classic rock, and indie sounds.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

Never heard of any of these people. It felt quite epic. Good old fun.

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Sat Apr 30 2022
4

It gives me modern spaghetti western vibes. Fun, short songs. First song blew me away, thoroughly enjoyed this album.

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Wed May 04 2022
4

soothing sound

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Wed May 11 2022
4

-the meeting place -the chamber -time has come again -black pant

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Mon May 16 2022
4

4/5

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Mon May 16 2022
4

Bangers men inte en femma

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Fri May 20 2022
4

Pretty much love everything Alex Turner does, so this was great.

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Sat May 21 2022
4

Shit Slaps

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Mon May 30 2022
4

Interesting collaboration between Miles Kane and Alex Turner, like an orchestral, less indie rock version of Turner's mother band. I remember buying it at the time, it was on repeat for a few weeks but not an all-time classic

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

A soundtrack to a film that you know but can't remember. A splendid mix.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

I really enjoyed it. I hadn't heard this before. What a treat!

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Mon Jun 06 2022
4

Добротный альбом. Наверно, первый пример более зрелого звучания Тернера, которое позже перейдет и в музыку Arctic Monkeys. Жаль, что самих "обезьян" в списке не будет, что незаслуженно. Альбом преисполнен ретро-нотками и даже на обложке красавица из 62-ого года. My Mistakes Were Made For You однозначно шедевр. Иногда забываю, что за песня, когда она крутится у меня в голове. Так вот, это она;) 7 из 10.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
4

The arctic monkey guy

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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

Pretty good record, good listen.

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Sat Jun 18 2022
4

Very much enjoyed this album and how sort of orchestral it was. Also Alex turner is very talented from a vocal and writing perspective. Calm like you was the stand out for me

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Sun Jun 26 2022
4

I had no idea this was a thing. It's quite well-formed and catchy.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

Good listen, fun and chill. Could be a 007 soundtrack.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

Do I hear the fucking SHREK theme in here from Shrek 1? I definitely hear some 2008 pop influence in here but with much more elevated songwriting I don't know how else to explain it but this sounds very "spooky" 4 stars? I'm oddly hearing a lot of cinema theme influences in this one.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

Really enjoyable, reminds me of arctic monkeys, the type of music is soothing and you can jam to it

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

I had never heard of the band before today and it took me until the 4th or 5th song to fully realize that the lead singer is also from the band Arctic Monkeys. I really enjoyed the sound and delivery of the music. I definitely want to check this out again and their other discography if there is any.

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Sat Jul 23 2022
4

Great artists and great song writing! Similar to Arctic Monkeys because it’s a collaboration with another artist.

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Sun Jul 24 2022
4

Beautiful album

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Sat Aug 06 2022
4

I liked this more than any arctic monkeys record

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

Unexpectedly fun

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Sat Aug 20 2022
4

Pretty good!

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

pretty good...enjoyed the alt rock sound.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

Really enjoyed it! Clocked the Arctic Monkeys immediately.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Real good

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

Loved it

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Brilliant storytelling on top of solid indie rock

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

This style fits Alex Turner so well he even forced it onto Arctic Monkeys too.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

sounds like arctic monkeys

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

4.5/5. I love that Alex Turner lad.

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Sat Sep 17 2022
4

I quite liked it as a very solid alternative rock album with some depth and feeling to it. Not one I'll actively re-visit. But I definitely don't mind having it on.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
4

Never heard this before, but enjoyed it. I’ll be generous and give it 4 stars.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

First listen. Always surprised when a newer band shows up and I haven’t heard of them.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Gjennomført! Kjente ikke til Alex turner og miles kanes fellesprosjekt, men dette er virkelig bra greier.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Dette var kult! Arctic Monkeys og Milas Kane, hvorfor har jeg ikke hørt om dette før?

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

Really interesting. I'll listen again.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

This has a very specific rock sound reminiscent of the late-1960s/early-1970s, like, I dunno, flower power rock or MOD rock or surf rock something like that, in combination to like those old cowboy Western country songs. I dig it, and I love Alex Turner's voice. It's very repetitive, but I gotta be honest, I am totally vibing with this shit.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

Surprisingly entertaining album with Alex Turner's characteristic voice but more approachable, less Indie sounding songs than Arctic Monkeys

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Sat Oct 15 2022
4

Great effort in the sound and production. Great timeless record

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Sat Oct 15 2022
4

Very underrated album. God music

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

Great surprise, had no idea Alex turner had another band.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
4

Quite enjoyable as background music while I do my work.

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Sun Oct 30 2022
4

Love the singer

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

Retro 60"s, maybe 80's, vibe to this one. Frenetically energetic at times and well balanced when tending towards balladry . Another good listen from the list.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
4

Turner. Alex Turner. Licensed to be in a dramatic and enjoyable Arctic Monkeys side project with an orchestral, Bond theme vibe. Rating: 4/5 Playlist track: The Meeting Place Date listened: 28/11/22

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Sun Jan 23 2022
3

It's ok, not sure it should be on this list though

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Mon Jan 24 2022
3

Not a bad album I'm not a big Arctic Monkey's fan but I did enjoy listening to this album, but nothing makes me want to listen to it again. 3 🌟

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

Nice 50's vibe. Will listen again

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Tue Feb 01 2022
3

cowboy pop

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Sun Feb 13 2022
3

upbeat brit-pop with a 60s vibe. Pretty good

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Sun Feb 13 2022
3

Ну, вроде неплохо. Арктик манкис не покидали голову

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Tue Feb 15 2022
3

A surprisingly retro sounding album with a strange malaise lying over the whole thing. I like the sound but I don't know if and when I'll return.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
3

Alex Turner side project, not by any means unenjoyable and AM fans will get lots of enjoyment out of his usual droll delivery and lyrics, with a sixties flavoured backing. Without quite the crunch and thrill of the Monkeys though.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
3

I was like "wow this guy sounds just like Arctic Monkey's vocalist"... well

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Sun Feb 27 2022
3

Look, it's fine. But I really don't like the singer's cadence from The Arctic Monkeys so it is definitely not my thing.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
3

Va sorprendre que el que suposadament era un entreteniment d'Alex Turner fora d'Arctic Monkeys amb el seu amic Miles Kane de The Rascals acabés sent tan interessant. El començament, amb 'The Age of Understatement' i 'Standing Next to Me', és magnífic. Després baixa força de pistonada i tret d'algun tema com 'My Mistakes Were Made for You' o 'The Meeting Place' no deixa de ser un bon disc de génere, amb moltes referències retro i molt ben aconseguit

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Tue Mar 08 2022
3

Ok 2000s rock. did not not like it, but did not love it either.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

It’s sounds like Arctic Monkeys. If you like Arctic Monkeys you’ll like this. Twas alright.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
3

I liked this pretty well - I'm always up for some lush orchestration - I'm not certain the lyrics behind it aren't mostly flash without much substance though... But it's a superficial impression and I might come around if I spent more time with it. Weirdly only an EP version available on YouTube music, I had to find an unauthorized upload of the full album on Youtube.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
3

Catchy but unsatisfying

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

Pretty well executed aesthetic. My friend would like this album

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

Jag känner att musiken int passar ihop med covern!!! Dom har int samma vibe!! Det stör mig!!

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Sun Mar 20 2022
3

Had attic monkeys on the mind the whole time.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
3

Nice sort of a recreation, albeit in a thick British accent, of the Pulp Fiction soundtrack

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Tue Mar 29 2022
3

Fuller sound than expected from band. Not bad.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
3

I liked this, though to be honest I'm not sure the orchestra really added that much to the songs. I have a feeling this one could grow on me with more listens.

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Sat Apr 16 2022
3

C'est bien. On dirait quand même un groupe de rock/pop anglais des années 90/2000 comme il y en a beaucoup dans cette liste. Cependant, l'album se démarque un peu plus que les autres que j'Ai entendu jusqu'ici. 3.9

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Mon Apr 25 2022
3

I really like early Arctic Monkeys stuff, not so keen on their later stuff. This sounds like Arctic Monkeys later stuff, to me. It seemed like a very long 35mins.

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Tue Apr 26 2022
3

Hmm ok but patchy

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Sat Apr 30 2022
3

A solid album with those sexy smooth Arctic Monkeys feelings. There aren't any standout tracks, but the overall feel of the album is great.

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Tue May 03 2022
3

As Wikipedia is indicating this is a "supergroup". Maybe the article was written y a band fan. Liked but not define it with that terms ... The Last Shadow Puppets are an English supergroup consisting of Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Miles Kane (The Rascals, solo artist), James Ford (Simian, Simian Mobile Disco, music producer), and Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions). The band released their debut album The Age of the Understatement in 2008. Following a lengthy hiatus, they returned, releasing second album Everything You've Come to Expect in 2016. Thanks to the wikipedia article, learn about Baroque pop Baroque pop (sometimes called baroque rock) is a fusion genre that combines rock music with particular elements of classical music. It emerged in the mid 1960s as artists pursued a majestic, orchestral sound and is identifiable for its appropriation of Baroque compositional styles (contrapuntal melodies and functional harmony patterns) and dramatic or melancholic gestures. Harpsichords figure prominently, while oboes, French horns, and string quartets are also common. ... and Chamber pop Chamber pop (sometimes called ork-pop, short for "orchestral pop") is a music genre that combines rock music with the intricate use of strings, horns, piano, and vocal harmonies, and other components drawn from the orchestral and lounge pop of the 1960s, with an emphasis on melody and texture. Artists such as Burt Bacharach and the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson (especially the band's 1966 album Pet Sounds) were formative acts during the genre's original wave in the 1960s.

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Mon May 09 2022
3

Very interesting music and some nice tracks I enjoyed.

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Tue May 10 2022
3

Rambunctious and filled with grit otherwise pretty eh 😂

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Fri May 13 2022
3

Spy movie soundtrack with lyrics. Kinda cool, but doesn't do a lot for me.

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Mon May 16 2022
3

Detta var svängigt!

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Mon May 16 2022
3

Wears its influences too firmly on its sleeve..More excited than exciting.. Wouldn't have it in my top 1000..in 1 ear and out the other..

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Tue May 17 2022
3

Never even heard of these guys before. Some good songs.

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Sun May 22 2022
3

Decent

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Sun May 22 2022
3

A down the middle offering. Neither liked or disliked it.

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Fri May 27 2022
3

Genre: Indie Rock 3/5 As a huge fan of the Arctic Monkeys, specifically Alex Turner's songwriting gift and genuinely powerful guitar work, I was happy to see this supergroup/side project of his made the book. The Last Shadow Puppets, composed of Alex Turner, Miles Kane (The Rascals), and James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco, budding record producer), all join forces to craft an almost baroque rock record. What they end up crafting is not just a blatant nod to The Beach Boys, but as a whole is nowhere near as rockin' as you might expect it to be. Especially given the roster at hand. The first 3 tracks, the title track (The Age of Understatement), Standing Next to Me, and Calm Like You, are the best 3 they got, frontloading the album with what you'd expect to be the norm. However, they retread back to chamber and baroque pop a little too often, with a little too much emphasis on reverb for my tastes. While the album is generally well-arranged and a decent listen overall, the overproduction washes out songs like In My Room and The Time Has Come Again until they all begin to sound like Phil Spector ripoffs. A bit underwhelming, but well played and well made.

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Mon May 30 2022
3

It's no arctic monkeys 3

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Tue May 31 2022
3

Bueno en su mayoría.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
3

This was unusual listening for me: not unpleasant, but somehow not outstanding, as I initially expected it to be. (A supergroup with Alex Turner? Hot diggity!) In my opinion, there were a lot of great things happening here – from impressive instrumental work to thought-provoking lyrics – but a lot of it felt disconnected, like colourful puzzle pieces not fitting together; I couldn't catch the "feel" of a lot of the tracks. Also, I thought that Turner's voice, which I would maybe describe as a grating but educated-sounding whine, and which I normally like, somehow didn't fit here.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
3

An album in which Alex Turner gets to indulge his grandiose side, dreaming of Scott Walker backed by John Barry. It’s perfectly decent but I’d much rather listen to any Arctic Monkeys album and Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino in particular is a far greater expression of a grand, lush sound in the persona of a lounge crooner from the sixties (or the future).

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Sun Jun 12 2022
3

Theatrical indie rock stylings. I see the name Alex Turner so makes sense. The UK bias on this list is p bad. In any case, this album was inoffensive. I guess it's a fitting title. 3/5.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
3

I enjoyed this, a few stand out tracks

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Sun Jun 19 2022
3

not on tidal. not going searching

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Mon Jun 20 2022
3

It's not terrible, but it does not really blow me away. I would say it's pretty average. I did not mind listening to this, but I don't know if I would choose to listen to it again.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
3

This album is a bit of an overstatement and rather underwhelming. Now on paper this should be one of my favourite albums ever - surf and spy stylings written by indie pop song maestros and sung in a Yorkshire accent - but it falls shorts on the songs. It sounds gorgeous though - but I can’t think of a.l standout song - not because they’re all excellent but because they’re all average. It’s sounds like this was a fun side project just to scratch the itch to bring this sound out.

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Sun Jul 03 2022
3

I wasn’t a huge fan of the album. But songs like ‘The Meeting Place’ and ‘My Mistakes We’re Made For You’ were very enjoyable.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
3

A fun, breezy indie LP that's aged quite well. The orchestral additions on top of Turner's unmistakable AM sound make for some interesting tracks that feel a bit highbrow without seeming pretentious.

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Sat Jul 09 2022
3

Alex Turner and coat tail hanger on Miles Kane dabble with Walker Brothers esque 60's rock. That's it. Best Tracks: The Age of the Understatement; Standing Next To Me; My Mistakes Were Made For You

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Sun Jul 10 2022
3

There are some good songs, but I wouldn't search out the majority of them.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
3

Muss man, glaube ich, mehrmals hören. Schlechte drei, denke ich.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
3

Has a feel of 60s Bond soundtracks and songs of sorrow and longing. Not unpleasant, but not entirely keeping my attention. Dreamy sweeps, subtle dramas.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
3

Had a couple of interesting songs in there but overall pretty mediocre.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

Yeah, I'm sure this is good and all but it just isn't my bag, baby.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

Baroque pop. Pretty good.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

Well produced and nice compositions, but a bit boring and forgettable, sounds like Alex wanted to test new vintage soundscapes which he would later lobby into Arctic Monkeys. 5/10

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Sun Jul 24 2022
3

Surprising 60s sound from a noughties album

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Mon Jul 25 2022
3

Slower songs at the end were a nice listen.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
3

Really consistent, the middle was a little same-y but overall really nice. Reminds me of James Bond for some reason

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Sun Aug 07 2022
3

Really, Really enjoyed this album. 3.5/5 It's a really fun listen. I'd definitely add it to my playlist. Is it amazing? Not really, but, I am glad I got to know it.

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Tue Aug 09 2022
3

I think they may have been listening to Scott Walker when they wrote this. Influenced by is almost an understatement….. but I suppose it is the age of! Ok, nowt more!

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Tue Aug 09 2022
3

Don't love this by any means. It's fine, but just kind of reminds me of a poor man's Nick Thornburn and now I'm just listening to Islands records.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

oblivious to its title's premise

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

Just like everyone says: Cydonia meets the Arctics. It's ok but feels too clinical and controlled which isn't suprising since it's a 'supergroup'.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

pas sure sure

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Fri Aug 26 2022
3

Ballads

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Tue Aug 30 2022
3

The Age of the Understatement is the debut album by The Last Shadow Puppets. This band is a hodgepodge of English musicians from other bands - most notably Alex Turner from Artic Monkeys - and they wanted to try something new with this pop rock album. This new band used a symphony and classical music elements to spice up their normal rock sounds. The album was popular with old and new fans and sold well. It has been certified platinum in the UK. I liked the album, and it left me craving more 2000's British pop rock afterwards.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

seems like a lot from a modern band. fine.like any other mid 2000 sound. fine.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

Listened Before? N This was a pretty nice symphonic pop album. A little bit of good electronica mixed in as well. It didn't stand out from the crowd, but it was definitely very listenable. Added to Library? N Songs added to playlist: Calm Like You

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

An understated album, appropriately. Great accoustic qualities, the album occasionally feels almost like a 60s-era folk pop album. Wavers between that and more generic late 2000s rock. Another one for "perfectly competent album that seems to be padding out the '1001' reqirement".

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

Post-Brit pop super group movie anthems

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Tue Sep 13 2022
3

Ok album. Kinda good.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

si lo escuche es copado

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Learnt a lot about myself with this one. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to dislike it. I think in part because when bands/artists get a lot of critical success I analyse their music more and can’t find it as enjoyable because of it. The album itself was good, the only track I really liked was ‘In my room’. Totally appreciate it’s full of well written songs and sounds good but just didn’t stand out to me

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

I'm not quite sure what to make of this. It's like they took a bunch of Arctic Monkeys songs and said, \"Let's see how much we can make these sound like James Bond theme music.\" It's not bad, but I'm not sure how well it works (for me at least). I like the album cover a lot. 3 stars.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
3

Brit-rock-y goodness from Arctic Monkeys bloke.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
3

Pretty good but not my usual style not bad not great.

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Sat Sep 24 2022
3

They have a neat sound but it's kind of the same trick 12 times. Best track: Time Has Come Again

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Tue Sep 27 2022
3

Don't know....

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

Not bad given it was made by someone in arctic monkeys. Not a huge fan of his voice.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
3

Never even heard of this group. Plea stay surprised. I was hearing a little early British pop with a Latin flair. I will be listening to more of this.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
3

Pretty good. Franz Ferdinand with a bit more influence from 1960s movie soundtracks.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
3

This album is not bad not great either. Some songs are really good, but overall it's just OK. It feels like it wanted to reproduce the sounds and feelings of another time, but didn't quite manage.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
3

Good but not great. One and done.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

Indie music with strings... alright

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

If only the artic monkeys had done this album we might have been better off!

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

If it wasn’t for Turner’s voice, this album wouldn’t be on this list. Other than the random strings, this album hardly stands out compared to other AM work. The production is messy and makes it hard to differentiate the songs. The second half was especially messy. Overall, not a bad listen, but nothing spectacular.

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Sun Oct 16 2022
3

6/10. It's like an evolutionary step between Arctic Monkeys and Imagine Dragons, but also they are trying to write a musical. Bizarre, and ultimately enjoyable

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Sun Oct 16 2022
3

Pretty boring but had a few cool moments, 6/10

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Sun Oct 16 2022
3

Very 60s cinematic sound. I like both artists, but in their usual realms. Doesn't quite pull me in enough. Not bad, but a little boring.

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Sun Oct 16 2022
3

Quite good honestly

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

Enjoyable pre-post-britpop jangly guitar stuff w/acerbic lyrics. File next to Albarn, D. if room on shelf.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

It was OK like artic monkeys without the urgency or the adrenalin. So meah

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Tue Oct 25 2022
3

Alex (from the Arctic Monkeys) side project. Feels more retro and orchestrated. Doesnt really leave a lasting impact ...its kinda a lush indy with usual AM sassy lyrics. 3

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

Decent

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