Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not,

DOMINO, 2006


Recorded when the members were still in their teens and released amid tremendous hype, Arctic Monkeys’ electrifyi­ng debut album put the band on a pedestal that they’ve never fallen from. Filling a void left by the end of Britpop and connected to the post-punk revival of the early 2000s à la the Strokes, the exuberant Whatever People Say I Am pummeled the listener into submission with its exhilarati­ng guitar rock and Turner’s observatio­nal wordplay.

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