Sunday, December 13, 2009

51. “Fluorescent Adolescent” by Arctic Monkeys (2007)

“You used to get it in your fishnets
Now you only get it in your night dress
Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness
Landed in a very common crisis
Everything's in order in a black hole
Nothing seems as pretty as the past though
That Bloody Mary's lacking a Tabasco”

This band is clearly for real, but it was hard to not think that after their debut album blasted through the British charts that they might just end being a flash in the pan. Then I heard “Florescent Adolescent” from the follow-up album and ‘twas clear that that were here to stay. The odd thing about the debut is how damn tight this band was at that time -- I think they were only 21 or 22 when this tune came out. They don’t seem to be breaking any new ground at all, but that Alex Turner shaw is witty and they play their asses off. Check it out.

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