Following on a theme from earlier this week (The Masterplan), I had another think about the potential “albums” that could be made up from the good B-sides from my fave bands. Then of course, having discovered the YouTube playlist function, I decided to create an “album” of good B-sides for the Arctic Monkeys.
Now I appreciate that purists may try to lynch me in attempting to crowbar the Arctic Monkeys into a Mod blog, so I will save my explanations for another post. If you’re already a fan however, I hope you enjoy this little playlist of a B-side album for the AMs.
I have slightly cheated in including You Know I’m No Good as it’s actually an Amy WInehouse song, but they do a good version...
I know it's not Mod technically... but doesn't stop it being a great track.
Now I realise not all Arctic Monkeys fans are Mods and by no means are all Mods Arctic Monkeys fans.
However, I am both and this is my blog.
There were rumours flying around that they would be back in the studio by the end of the year working on album number 6. While these rumours were clearly generated by people getting overexcited, the press office didn’t confirm or deny them. Also, Alex Turner said that there were “not yet” plans for the sixth album.
I interpret this as code for "there will probably be a sixth album, but when I can be bothered."
This is understandable. Turner himself only just completed Everything You’ve Come To Expect in April with his other band The Last Shadow Puppets for fuck’s sake.
As the engine room of the band (at least in terms of songwriting) Turner is the key element to any new Arctic Monkeys album and, although he’s prolific with his songwriting, he’s not that prolific. I vote we give him a break for now, be patient and just refresh our memories with some of his best from before. There’s more than enough to be going on with!
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