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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