Favourite Worst Nightmare: Arctic Monkeys

Favourite Worst Nightmare: Arctic Monkeys

Good second album. It's solid, but there is a bit of sophomore slump apparent. The songs are catchy, and the lyrics strong, but it just doesn't quite match the intensity of it's forbearer. But then again, that's a heck of a tough act to follow. The Monkeys are still going strong, and hopefully, with the pressure of the follow-up behind them, they can go on to create some more well-crafted pop with a keen eye for the human condition.

  • 1979 Quadrophenia was the ultimate British film based on The Who album by the same name. We learn about the Mod cultural wars!

  • I've been listening to this album non-stop for the last two weeks. It's addictive! My fav's are Mouthwash and Foundations.... Great in the car!

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  • I'm not completely positive on the history. But, I'm pretty sure that Tommy was the world's first Rock Opera. I had the chance to see it this summer in LA and I, well... I fell in love. This album is fun, and emotional and always ... I'm not completely positive on the history. But, I'm pretty sure that Tommy was the world's first Rock Opera. I had the chance to see it this summer in LA and I, well... I fell in love. This album is fun, and emotional and always enjoyable.

  • the perfectly morose lo-fi tunes on this album are sure to send you springing into action like a board game, movie or journal entry.

  • It's one of my all time favorite albums from my youth. This is the album that is filled with songs that everyone can sing-a-long to. Oh and, who wouldn't want to support such arrogant assholes?

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  • Simply awesome electro-rock from uk !

  • Released in 2007, this is the Babyshambles' most recent release. Listened to this CD all winter. If you were a fan of the Libertines, Pete Doherty is back again with the Babyshambles. The songs are lyrically beautiful, and extr... Released in 2007, this is the Babyshambles' most recent release. Listened to this CD all winter. If you were a fan of the Libertines, Pete Doherty is back again with the Babyshambles. The songs are lyrically beautiful, and extremely easy to listen to. Think the Kinks meets Pavement and the Clash.

  • One of the most dazzling voices to come out of the UK in years. I want to move to Rockferry!

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  • This live Kinks disc was my first taste of them. Really good live album, with great energy and some in between song banter. They play a lot of their hits, and seem pretty tight musically. Often I find that live albums aren't a ... This live Kinks disc was my first taste of them. Really good live album, with great energy and some in between song banter. They play a lot of their hits, and seem pretty tight musically. Often I find that live albums aren't a good introduction to a new band, but in this case, the album is strong enough that it piqued my interest in the band.

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  • The last album with Keith Moon shows him sitting on a cair saying "Not to be taken away" If only that were true. It's an uneven album, but "Had Enough" and "Who Are You" are still among the best that they've ever written.

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  • A re-issue of the debut album from one of the biggest British rock bands. Has the catchy (and stuttery) title track, along with "The Kids Are Alright" (title of the later documentary by the same name), and the infectious "I Can't... A re-issue of the debut album from one of the biggest British rock bands. Has the catchy (and stuttery) title track, along with "The Kids Are Alright" (title of the later documentary by the same name), and the infectious "I Can't Explain".

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  • After releasing Who's Next and Quardophenia, there's just no way to really keep that momentum going. Instead, the song writing turned more introspective, as can be seen in "How Many Friends", a great song about feeling lonely eve... After releasing Who's Next and Quardophenia, there's just no way to really keep that momentum going. Instead, the song writing turned more introspective, as can be seen in "How Many Friends", a great song about feeling lonely even when you have lots of people around you. There still was "Squeezebox", which was a crowd pleaser and strong single, and more in the traditional Who vein.

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  • Endless Wire is the latest Who release, with just the two remaining members of te band, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry. True, this is not the Who of old, but ther are still some good songs to be had. "Mike Post Theme" is catchy... Endless Wire is the latest Who release, with just the two remaining members of te band, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry. True, this is not the Who of old, but ther are still some good songs to be had. "Mike Post Theme" is catchy, even if we're talking about the guy who wrote the Hill Street Blues theme, and "Black Widow's Eyes" is well done too, with darker overtones. "It's Not Enough" and "We Got a Hit" are catchy as well and have really good guitar lines. The album is capped by "Tea & Theatre" is a sombre affair, which is fitting enough.

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  • The last Who album with John Entwistle. It's definitely not my favorite Who album, as it has neither the charm of being absolutely strange like their earlier albums, or quite as aggressive as the albums from their prime, but ther... The last Who album with John Entwistle. It's definitely not my favorite Who album, as it has neither the charm of being absolutely strange like their earlier albums, or quite as aggressive as the albums from their prime, but there are still good moments to be had. Specifically, "Eminence Front" is a great song with a drive to it and some downright funky synths.

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  • The first Who album post-Moon, it's not an entirely solid affair. Overall, the record has some good tracks, but the band is starting to wane. "You Better You Bet" is still a great song though, but even in it's lyrics, you begin ... The first Who album post-Moon, it's not an entirely solid affair. Overall, the record has some good tracks, but the band is starting to wane. "You Better You Bet" is still a great song though, but even in it's lyrics, you begin to see how age is affecting the men who once sang "I hope I die before I get old"

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  • About as crazy an album as the title implies. Contains the album version of "The Kids Are Alright", along with some other original songs, as well as some re-issues. "Substitute" is a great track off this album, as is "The Seeker... About as crazy an album as the title implies. Contains the album version of "The Kids Are Alright", along with some other original songs, as well as some re-issues. "Substitute" is a great track off this album, as is "The Seeker", "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", "Magic Bus" and "I'm a Boy" (many of which were released as singles but only collected here).

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  • The Scream go blues? At first I was a bit hesitant, but "Country Girl" and "Nitty Gritty" sucked me in and the album didn't let go. Energetic and catchy, these songs are great. Includes a cover of John Lennon's "Gimmie Some Tru... The Scream go blues? At first I was a bit hesitant, but "Country Girl" and "Nitty Gritty" sucked me in and the album didn't let go. Energetic and catchy, these songs are great. Includes a cover of John Lennon's "Gimmie Some Truth" all punked up and angular.

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  • There have been countless "Best Of"s for the Who, but I think this one is worth the money. It's got a balanced track-list, but also contains two new songs: "Real Good Looking Boy" revolves around the theme of "Only Fools Rush In"... There have been countless "Best Of"s for the Who, but I think this one is worth the money. It's got a balanced track-list, but also contains two new songs: "Real Good Looking Boy" revolves around the theme of "Only Fools Rush In" and is a touching ballad, and "Old Red Wine" the weaker of the two, but a memorial to John Entwistle who had recently passed away.

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  • Great soundtrack from a great film. Captures a ton of terrific Who songs while they were at their peak. Includes a litany of classic Who songs, and a few rare tracks as well. Also documents Keith Moon's last public performance ... Great soundtrack from a great film. Captures a ton of terrific Who songs while they were at their peak. Includes a litany of classic Who songs, and a few rare tracks as well. Also documents Keith Moon's last public performance before his death in 1978.

  • Many of these songs can be found elsewhere, as it's a compilation record made prior to the release of the Tommy movie. There are a few tunes though that had been bootlegged widely, yet not formally released, like my personal favo... Many of these songs can be found elsewhere, as it's a compilation record made prior to the release of the Tommy movie. There are a few tunes though that had been bootlegged widely, yet not formally released, like my personal favorite "Long Live Rock". Great intro to earlier Who stuff as well.

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  • One of the greatest live recordings of all time. It captures the Who at their peak, with guitars a-blazing and full of aggression and energy. This was when they were known for their ear-splitting concerts and wrecking guitars. ... One of the greatest live recordings of all time. It captures the Who at their peak, with guitars a-blazing and full of aggression and energy. This was when they were known for their ear-splitting concerts and wrecking guitars. It's worth getting the deluxe edition, which provides an almost complete performance of Tommy on the second disc.

  • Fun earlier Who album. They decided to intersperse radio commercials with their songs (hence the strange cover photo-shoot, from which Roger Daltry got a cold from sitting in those bakes beans for too long). Includes classic son... Fun earlier Who album. They decided to intersperse radio commercials with their songs (hence the strange cover photo-shoot, from which Roger Daltry got a cold from sitting in those bakes beans for too long). Includes classic songs "Marry Anne With the Shaky Hands", and "I Can See For Miles". Definitely an interesting concept album, with some really great rock and pop songs.

  • *The* classic british rock album. The big hits are all here, "Baba O'Riley" (better known as that "Teenage Wasteland" song), "Behind Blue Eyes", and "Won't Get Fooled Again", but every song on the album is great rock and roll. "... *The* classic british rock album. The big hits are all here, "Baba O'Riley" (better known as that "Teenage Wasteland" song), "Behind Blue Eyes", and "Won't Get Fooled Again", but every song on the album is great rock and roll. "Going Mobile" predicts cell phones and the internet in a way that would be unimaginable to most people in the 70s. "Bargain" is also a great, with aggressive guitars and a kicking rhythm backbone. How can you not love Keith Moon's drumming? This is when the Who were at their creative peak, creating timeless rock classics.

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  • Live EP, from happier times in the Libertines camp. What did become of the dynamic duo of Pete and Carl? They're speaking and Pete's getting clean, so what about a reunion lads, for old times sake? Well, barring a divine interv... Live EP, from happier times in the Libertines camp. What did become of the dynamic duo of Pete and Carl? They're speaking and Pete's getting clean, so what about a reunion lads, for old times sake? Well, barring a divine intervention, you can put this on and relive what it must have been like to be part of an amazing gig.

  • My ears perked up the first time I head "Like Eating Glass". Very post-punk, but in a fresh way. The song was catchy, but had an edge to it that was undeniable. I had to get the album, and it didn't disappoint. "Banquet" is an... My ears perked up the first time I head "Like Eating Glass". Very post-punk, but in a fresh way. The song was catchy, but had an edge to it that was undeniable. I had to get the album, and it didn't disappoint. "Banquet" is another standout track on the album.

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  • With a lusher production, thanks in no small part to enlisting producer Jacknife Lee, Bloc Party's second album is a solid response to their debut. It's much more commercial in sound, and perhaps more accessible too. They may no... With a lusher production, thanks in no small part to enlisting producer Jacknife Lee, Bloc Party's second album is a solid response to their debut. It's much more commercial in sound, and perhaps more accessible too. They may not be breaking the mold, but when the formula works, you don't need to.

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  • After the break-up of the Libertines, neither party would be daunted from continuing to make music. Each founding member started his own band, and raced to put out a great album. This is Pete Doherty's effort. Perhaps not as ev... After the break-up of the Libertines, neither party would be daunted from continuing to make music. Each founding member started his own band, and raced to put out a great album. This is Pete Doherty's effort. Perhaps not as even of an affair as Carl Barat's, there are still signs of his former greatness here. The lead single "F*ck Forever" is catchy and as raw as ever. "La Belle et la Bette" is a catchy song as well, with Kate Moss contributing a very staccato line or two to the mix.

  • This album came out as Pete Doherty was beginning his road to sobriety. There was a lot of uncertainty surrounding him and the band. But they quelled any fears with a very solid set of songs. It does drive home the point that h... This album came out as Pete Doherty was beginning his road to sobriety. There was a lot of uncertainty surrounding him and the band. But they quelled any fears with a very solid set of songs. It does drive home the point that he can make just as good, if not better, music when clean.

  • Damon Albarn sure is an interesting bloke. Her he eschews more mainstream pop music to explore a slightly darker side. Employing some really great comrades in legendary African drummer Tony Allen, ex-Clash bassist Paul Simonon, ... Damon Albarn sure is an interesting bloke. Her he eschews more mainstream pop music to explore a slightly darker side. Employing some really great comrades in legendary African drummer Tony Allen, ex-Clash bassist Paul Simonon, and the Verve's guitarist Simon Tong. Given the rhythm section, there definitely could have been stronger African influences, but it's still a really interesting album, with some great songs on it. And bully to him for getting Paul Simonon to come out of retirement!

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