its 2014 stop caring what boys want you to look like start paying more attention in school make some genuine friends and dont give a damn what anyone has to say about you
A lot of people thought the Arctic Monkeys were a fad, and the band themselves told us not to believe the hype. So imagine the surprise you’d spring on the 2006 doubters, if you declared this: the Arctics’ fifth album is not just as good as their first, it ensures they’re a band that will go down in history as one of the finest from our fair shores.
The man at the centre of it all, Alexander David Turner, is a fitting lead character for such a tale; a shy outsider of a teen turned glamorous rockstar, but still the very same man who’s always been motivated to get out of bed (or into bed, as ‘AM’ suggests) by the poetry of what goes on around him. He’s a prolific force completely unparalleled by anyone else his age, and if I was a 14-year-old getting into music in 2013, Arctic Monkeys would (still) be the band to capture my imagination.