Thursday, April 21, 2011

Video: Arctic Monkeys - "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair"

To clarify, I'm posting this video not because I like it, but rather because I pretty much hate it. I'll be honest here folks, I really wish the Arctic Monkeys would've just called it quits after their second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare. Why? Because everything since then has been crap. And, in all honesty, Favourite Worst Nightmare wasn't all that great. It had a few good songs and in comparison to the Monkey's last two records it's pretty good but that's really not saying much.

How does a band go from being so good on their first album to being so bad? When they started out with Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not they were a kind of fun, British version of the Strokes but have slowly morphed into this hard rock band that just isn't that much fun to listen to. And I hate to be that fan who doesn't want the band to grow and try new things, but whatever it is they are trying to do just isn't working.

Not only that, but they use to be such a good video band, also. They use to have some really great videos and even that has gone to shit.

Oh well, maybe Alex Turner will go solo soon. He put out a nice collection of songs recently for the film Submarine which is much better than anything the Arctic Monkey's have done recently.