Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (studio album) by Arctic Monkeys

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-01-23
Overall rank: 53rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 2,149 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 2006 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2000s (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (53rd)
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80/100
From 01/24/2021 15:17
Du bon rock britannique comme on l'aime. Une sonorité et une voix très reconnaissable pour ce groupe très représentatif du style britannique.
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85/100
From 01/23/2021 15:38
Its 15 years anniversary is a more than good excuse to revisit this old favorite of mine. I don't have any data, but I suspect there's no album I've listened to more times than this. There was a period when it was pretty much on the daily agenda, I was absolutely obsessed with it. It's one of those cases of perfect timing. Their endless, youthful energy and their vivid storytelling hit all the right notes. The album flows so effortlessly from one track to the next, it's like they're different chapters of a book about nightlife and you are the protagonist. Many standout moments, but I've always had a soft spot for the little lovely song that is Dancing Shoes. Sadly, it will never be the same as it was back then -and of course they never came close to this absurdly high level of greatness again, how could they- , but it will always have a special place among my favorites.
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75/100
From 12/21/2020 12:09
It was so exciting being into these guys as a teen, going off to tiny gigs, swapping demos over MSN messenger, feeling like they were YOUR band. The release of this album was the end of that period as the Arctic Monkeys made their entry into the rock canon for real.

For that reason this album has always made me feel a bit sad and nostalgic for that time but on the upside I think they did a great job with it. A corker.
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90/100
From 10/13/2020 04:43
I've really liked this one for a while now, not a dull moment or a weak song. Tons of energy, solid vocals and loved the guitar work on "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor."

Best song(s): "The Views from the Afternoon" "I Bet You Look Good..." "Riot Van" "When the Sun Goes Down" "A Certain Romance"
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From 08/27/2020 10:25
Fav. Tracks: I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me, Riot Van, When The Sun Goes Down.
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From 08/16/2020 12:35
A great debut so far they've been unable to surpass, great tunes and humour. The skit at Kate moss in particular. I have found myself thinking of George formby at times but I love this album.
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From 08/09/2020 04:22
One of the greatest debut albums ever. To think these guys weren't even in their 20s when they made this is simultaneously incredibly inspiring and makes me wanna give up on accomplishing my goals.

Best Tracks: A Certain Romance, When The Sun Goes Down, Fake Tales From San Francisco, Mardy Bum, The View From The Afternoon, I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor, From The Ritz To The Rubble
Worst Tracks: N/A

Overall: 100/100
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From 06/08/2020 19:25
Great songs and great album. Something like this i hear with pleasure. I gave this album a good rating because the rock melody of all song i like.

Best songs: The view from the afternoon, I Bet you look good on the Dancefloor, Dancing Shoes, Riot Van, Red Light indicates Doors are Secured, A Certain Romance

PS: I think this is better than the Album AM i like this much more.
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From 05/24/2020 08:41
Great album!
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From 05/13/2020 16:49
Instant classic
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