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 by Arctic Monkeys
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-01-23
Overall rank: 55th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 2,215 votes)
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Award Best album of 2006 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2000s (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (55th)
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95/100
From 04/12/2022 08:36
An album I hold very dearly to my heart as one my first ever loves of music. In terms of British indie music this is as good as it gets in the 21st century. Full of heart, energy and unbridled joy it stands the test of time as kids get older in to their late teens and experience the exact same moments.
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From 02/02/2022 07:48
As an old fart, this is Still not my music, but I respect the energy. The last track was the best. #955 in 1001 Albums listening project(2021 ed.) (Positive)
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From 12/28/2021 15:49
What a way to announce yourselves. Everyone of a certain age remembers in 2005 when the video for I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor appeared. The album continues on in the same light. Some great lyrics on the album, my picks being "Yeah I'd love to tell you all my problem, you're not from New York City you're from Rotherham" and "His bird said it's amazing though so all that's left, is the proof that love's not only blind but deaf" from Fake Tales of San Francisco. Cheeky, unmistakably British lines throughout this excellent album. My highlights are I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor, When The Sun Goes Down, Mardy Bum and A Certain Romance.
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From 12/07/2021 23:25
Pretty close to the perfect representation of what a rock record should be: youthful cheekiness and recklessness, fueled by a loud and driving sound. I love the clever turns of phrase that pop up when least expected (I doubt she does receipts).

A couple songs drag in spots, but that’s minor criticism. This is a fun and great album.
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90/100
From 12/04/2021 00:52
Working class lads, going on night-outs in the early noughties.
Very true to life lyrics, mundane subjects put through the prism of youth energy
If you are looking for profound statements on society it might be better looking elsewhere, however if you are looking for a fun, dirty, lager infused, trying to pull at the bar you cant go wrong with this.
What a debut!
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From 11/03/2021 01:04
The fact that this was a debut was a really terrific indicator of things to come from these guys. Really fun album that puts the AM sound on display.
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From 09/10/2021 16:43
The album is consistently decent all the way through.
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From 09/09/2021 20:30
Divertidísimo. Jóvenes y con desparpajo.
En los tiempos que salió este disco, bien hacia falta un grupo dando guerra con sus guitarras. Sonando a punk, garage,...
Muy disfrutable con algunas canciones realmente muy logradas como When the Sun Goes Down, I bet you..., Red lights...
Subir volumen y a gozar!!!!
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From 05/29/2021 13:25
Divertido do começo ao fim!
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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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