February 21, 2006- The Arctic Monkeys released their debut studio album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (released 2/23/2006 in the U.K.). The Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band that formed in 2002 and released their most recent album just last year. This debut album wasn’t just the Arctic Monkeys debut, it was a rocket that shot them into international stardom and shattered records while doing it. Whatever People Say was the fastest selling debut in British history, in the states it became the second fastest debut indie album in history. Amongst critical acclaim and many accolades it’s been hailed as a modern classic, a title I completely agree with. It’s a guitar heavy rock album full of bangers that revolve around themes of nightlife and youthful adventures. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not peaked at 24 on the Billboard 200 and spent 19 weeks on the chart, it also peaked at 1 on Billboards Independent Album chart. The album has been certified Gold by the RIAA. Singles from the album are I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, When the Sun Goes Down, and Fake Tales of San Francisco. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album 371 on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Whatever People Say I Am is also considered a must hear album in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
This is a 2006 Domino USA pressing. Its another album in my collection where I can’t choose favorite tracks. This whole album is so epic, it’s a bad ass rock album that is simply head bobbing, foot tapping good. To be honest it’s been way to long since I’ve pulled this one out, but it pairs perfectly with a Heineken and it’s good to give it a spin.
Songs in the videos are You Probably Couldn’t See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me, Red Lights Indicate Doors Are Secured, and Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But...
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