Arctic Monkeys release their debut album : ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ (2006)

Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ is their debut studio album released on January 23, 2006 by Domino.

Track Listing : 1.The View From The Afternoon (Alex Turner) – 03:38 . 2.I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Alex Turner) – 02:53 . 3.Fake Tales Of San Francisco (Alex Turner) – 02:57 . 4.Dancing Shoes (Alex Turner) – 02:21 . 5.You Probably Couldn’T See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me (Alex Turner) – 02:10 . 6.Still Take You Home (Alex Turner, Jamie Cook) – 02:53 . 7.Riot Van (Alex Turner) – 02:14 . 8.Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured (Alex Turner) – 02:23 . 9.Mardy Bum (Alex Turner) – 02:55 . 10.Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit strong But… (Alex Turner) – 04:28 . 11.When The Sun Goes Down (Alex Turner) – 03:20 . 12.From The Ritz To The Rubble (Alex Turner) – 03:13 . 13.A Certain Romance (Alex Turner) – 05:31

Musicians : Arctic Monkeys – Band . Alex Turner – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar . Jamie Cook – Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals . Andy Nicholson – Bass, Backing Vocals . Matt Helders – Drums, Percussion, Co-Lead Vocals On (5), Backing Vocals . James Ford – Electric Piano And Organ On (7)

Production : Produced By Jim Abbiss, Alan Smyth . Jim Abbiss – Engineer . Alan Smyth – Engineer . Andreas Bayr – Engineer . Ewan Davies – Engineer . Owen Skinner – Mixing Assistant

Package : Andy Brown – Photography . Alexandra Wolkowicz – Photography . Juno Liverpool – Design

Recorded June – September 2005.

Released On January 23, 2006 By Domino.

Package : Juno Liverpool – Design . Alexandra Wolkowicz – Photography . Andy Brown – Photography

Video Director(s) : Paul Frase for “When the Sun Goes Down” . Mark Bull for “Fake Tales of San Francisco” .

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The Guardian
And yet, ignore the hype and the idea of When the Sun Goes Down topping the charts appears a deeply improbable scenario: the biggest-selling single in Britain might soon be a witty, poignant song about prostitution in the Neepsend district of Sheffield, sung in a broad south Yorkshire accent. […]

The Telegraph
It feels, alive, rough-edged, but beefier than the download versions. The frenetic atmosphere familiar from the single, I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, is almost all-pervasive, as are the same melodic catchiness and street-level observations. […]

They’re songs for everyone – from the shy romantic whose hopeless with the opposite sex, to the guy who’d still take you home, even though he “can’t see through your fake tan” (‘Still Take You Home’). […]



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