Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Album Review: Arctic Monkeys- Tranquility Base: Hotel + Casino

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!

It is of the Arctic Monkeys newest record Tranquility Base: Hotel + Casino.

We love the Monkeys. We have seen them every tour they have played NYC since they broke out way back in 2006 with the fantastic Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. Partied after shows with them, enjoyed their oddball albums and their last release, 2013's AM is one of our favorite records of the decade. Their most recent release is an odd album in the vein of art project, clearly inspired by the chameleon David Bowie

It completely drops all of the rock and roll from the group and the difference between the Monkeys and Bowie is quite clearly the times. Between The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Station to Station only 4 years elapsed but he released 7 albums total in that time!!  

7 albums in 4 years! Bowie reinvented himself multiple times and fans could sift through Diamond Dogs, Aladdin Sane and Young Americans, all vastly different as Bowie experimented with sound and style. The Monkeys put out 2 albums in 5 years. When expectations ran high after AM this experiment is kind of cool, but not really satisfying. 

I am curious, I feel it is probably 7 stars worthy, but I also personally really like Alex Turner and would give him the benefit of the doubt. Glide's editors went 6 which is fine by me. I have a feeling at the end of 2018 I will have either really come around on this album or place it in the let down's category. We shall see often it gets played.   

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