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The Age Of The Understatement (album) by The Last Shadow Puppets

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The Age Of The Understatement
The Age Of The Understatement by The Last Shadow Puppets (2008)
Overall rank: 1,101st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 240 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2008 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (207th)
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76/100 (from 240 votes)
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90/100
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75/100
The last song encapsulates so well why I like Alex Turner as a lyricist so much, It is imaginery, dreamy, settling. As for the rest of the album, It is good, but nothing else really reaches the peak. And it is kind of similar to Artic Monkeys, a thing they would change in their next record almost ten years later.
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Realmente nunca presté mucha atención a The Last Shadow Puppets, ni siquiera me tomé la molestia de escucharlos con paciencia, pensaba que no eran más que un proyecto alterno débil de Alex Turner, pero con el lanzamiento de Everything You've Come To Expect y sus primeros sencillos "Bad Habits" y "Aviation" quedé enganchado a su sonido y decidí revisitar y escuchar con calma The Age Of The Understatement y me llevé la grata sorpresa de que suenan quizás mucho mejor que los Arctic Monkeys. Pienso que Alex Turner hace una buena mancuerna con Miles Kane ya que realmente son una fuerza creativa colaboradora como lo fueron Lennon/McCartney, Morrissey/Marr o Jagger/Richards guardando sus respectivas proporciones claro esta. Creo que en este proyecto Alex Se encuentra con su par y los hace dar lo mejor de sí derivado de la sana competencia. Me encanta lo arriesgado de su sonido incluyendo arreglos orquestales con esas cuerdas e instrumentos de viento que rememoran mucho las películas de James Bond o los primeros discos de los Beatles como A Hard Day's Night en cuanto a las guitarras se refiere. Este disco tiene canciones excelentes y te mantiene en el mismo nivel de emoción de principio a fin, en perfecto balance entre la calma y el vértigo, desde la abridora galopante homónima del álbum "The Age Of The Understatement" y "Standing Next To Me", pasando por piezas trágicas y elegantes como "Calm Like You" y "The Chamber" a cosas sublimes y delicadas como las canciones que cierran el disco "Meeting Place" y "The Time Has Come Again" con violines y guitarras acústicas y bonitas armonías. También hay canciones que recuerdan a los Arctic Monkeys por supuesto, con un sonido más estrepitoso y acelerado tales como "Only The Truth" y "I Don't Like You Anymore". Nunca había escuchado a Miles Kane tampoco y este fue un buen pretexto para escuchar sus disco y descubrí que tiene buenos álbumes pero que no eran redondos por completo, como guitarrista y músico me parece un poco más completo y habilidoso que Alex Turner lo que hace un buen complemento con la líricas y la voz de Turner, de hecho sus voces suenan muy bien juntas y por momentos es difícil distinguir quien de ellos dos canta la voz principal, como en la época de Genesis con Peter Gabriel y Phil Collins dónde sus voces sonaban perturbadoramente similares, a eso me recuerdan Miles y Alex cuando armonizan sus voces. En fin, creo que este disco será un clásico conforme pase el tiempo, quizás no ahora, pero en 50 años lo será.
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Britpop clones. Barely tolerable.
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From Gooz
Was a good time listen to it. The dancin' mood fits well with the epic elements. Good record I would say.
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Their voices sound so great together
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90/100
one of the best of the year and love the meeting place!
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From Mirek
The Age of the Understatement and few more flat tracks :(
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From Mike43
Being a huge Arctic Monkeys fan, it still took me a while to get around to listening to this. Wow. This album has such an amazing sound, which is so different compared to what Alex Turner had done with Arctic Monkeys up to that point. Every song on the album is great, and I think Alex Turner and Miles Kane are a great duo.
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From Hayden
Extremely similar to the Arctic Monkeys. Not a bad album, but not a great one either. Standing Next To Me was my favourite track.
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