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Arctic Monkeys

By distilling the sounds of Franz Ferdinand, the Clash, the Strokes, and the Libertines into a hybrid of swaggering indie rock and danceable neo-punk, Arctic Monkeys became one of the U.K.'s biggest bands of the new millennium. Their meteoric rise began in 2005, when the teenagers fielded offers from major labels and drew a sold-out crowd to the London Astoria, using little more than a self-released EP as bait. Several months later, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not became the fastest-selling debut album in British history, entrenching Arctic Monkeys in the same circle as multi-platinum acts like Oasis and Blur.

Frontman Alex Turner and guitarist Jamie Cook began their music careers in 2001, when the friends both received guitars for Christmas. Two years later, they began performing shows around their native Sheffield with drummer Matt Helders and bassist Andy Nicholson, two fellow students at Stocksbridge High School. A series of demo recordings followed, and Arctic Monkeys' audience swelled as fans circulated those recordings via the Internet. The musicians soon found themselves at the center of a growing media circus, with such outlets as BBC Radio examining the band's music and mounting hype.

By distributing their homemade material on the Internet, Arctic Monkeys were able to build a sizable fan base without the help of a record label, effectively circumventing the usual road to superstardom. They continued to buck tradition by signing with Domino Records in 2005, eschewing a major label's budget for Domino's D.I.Y. cred and hip roster (which also included Franz Ferdinand, a touchstone for the band's sound). The smart moves paid off as Arctic Monkeys' first two singles -- "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" and "When the Sun Goes Down" -- both topped the U.K. charts. Critical reception was similarly favorable, but few could have predicted the whirlwind success of the band's debut album, which ousted Oasis' Definitely Maybe as the fastest-selling debut in British history (a record that was broken one year later by Leona Lewis' Spirit). Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not sold 363,735 copies during its first week alone, transforming Arctic Monkeys from underground stars into mainstream figures.

Arctic Monkeys' debut sold approximately 300,000 total copies in America -- enough to warrant more media coverage, but notably less than the album's British sales during its first week alone. Nevertheless, their success continued as they released a spring EP, Who the F**k Are Arctic Monkeys, and prepared for a stateside tour. Temporary bassist Nick O'Malley was brought aboard for the band's American shows, while a fatigued Nicholson stayed at home. Nicholson then announced his official departure when the band returned home in June 2006, and O'Malley remained with Arctic Monkeys as a permanent member. That fall, the guys received the 2006 Mercury Prize and donated the accompanying money to an undisclosed charity. Additional accolades included Best British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards and Best New Band at the NME Awards. NME also made a bold assertion by deeming the band's debut one of the Top Five British albums ever released.

Released in April 2007, Favourite Worst Nightmare updated Arctic Monkeys' sound with louder instruments and faster tempos. The bandmates had recorded the sophomore album quickly, wishing to return to the road as soon as possible, and the speedy turnaround between records helped maintain the band's popularity at home. Favourite Worst Nightmare sold 85,000 copies during its first day of release, and all 12 tracks entered the Top 200 of the U.K. singles charts. As Alex Turner briefly turned his attention to a side project, the Last Shadow Puppets, Arctic Monkeys received another Mercury Prize nomination and took home two titles at the 2008 Brit Awards. Recording sessions for a third album commenced in early 2008 and lasted throughout the year, with producers James Ford (who previously worked with Turner on the Last Shadow Puppets' album) and Josh Homme (frontman of Queens of the Stone Age) adding some newfound heft to the band's sound. Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys released a concert album entitled At the Apollo -- with accompanying video footage captured on 35mm film -- before unveiling Humbug in August 2009.

Humbug went platinum in the U.K. but failed to produce a Top Ten hit, with "Crying Lightning" peaking at number 12 and "Cornerstone" topping out at 94. The band hit the road that February, kicking off a multi-leg tour that ran through the rest of the year. After playing another handful of shows in early 2010, the guys took a short hiatus before reconvening with James Ford for their fourth album. Sessions began that fall, and the resulting Suck It and See arrived in spring 2011. Meanwhile, Turner also wrote music for a Richard Ayoade film, Submarine, whose soundtrack doubled as the frontman’s first solo release. In February 2012, Arctic Monkeys released a song entitled "R U Mine?" on their Youtube channel, which indicated that a new album was on the way. A few months later, the band played at the London Summer Olympics opening ceremony, performing "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" and The Beatles' "Come Together", but it wasn't until the summer of 2013 that a new album was to be revealed. Entitled AM, the fifth album was released in September, a few months after a triumphant headline performance at Glastonbury 2013, which was opened with the new song "Do I Wanna Know?". ~ Andrew Leahey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: One For The Road

1. One For The Road

2. You're So Dark

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Track List: AM

1. Do I Wanna Know?

2. R U Mine?

3. One For The Road

4. Arabella

5. I Want It All

6. No. 1 Party Anthem

7. Mad Sounds

8. Fireside

9. Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

10. Snap Out Of It

11. Knee Socks

12. I Wanna Be Yours

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Track List: Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? (Single)

1. Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

2. Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You

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Track List: Do I Wanna Know? (Single)

1. Do I Wanna Know?

2. 2013

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Track List: R U Mine? (Single)

1. R U Mine?

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Track List: R U Mine? / Electricity

1. R U Mine?

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Track List: Suck It and See

1. Suck It and See

2. Evil Twin

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Track List: The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

1. The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

2. Little Illusion Machine (Wirral Riddler)

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Track List: Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

1. Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

2. The Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap

3. I.D.S.T.

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Track List: My Propeller

1. My Propeller

2. Joining The Dots

3. The Afternoon's Hat

4. Don't Forget Whose Let You're On

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Track List: Humbug

1. My Propeller

2. Crying Lightning

3. Dangerous Animals

4. Secret Door

5. Potion Approaching

6. Fire And The Thud

7. Cornerstone

8. Dance Little Liar

9. Pretty Visitors

10. The Jeweller's Hands

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Track List: Crying Lightning (Single)

1. Crying Lightning

2. Red Right Hand

3. I Haven't Got My Strange

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Track List: Cornerstone

1. Cornerstone

2. Catapult

3. Sketchead

4. Fright Lined Dining Room

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Track List: Teddy Picker

1. Teddy Picker

2. Bad Woman

3. The Death Ramps

4. Nettles

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Track List: Fluorescent Adolescent

1. Fluorescent Adolescent

2. The Bakery

3. Plastic Tramp

4. Too Much To Ask

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Track List: Da Frame 2R / Matador

1. Da Frame 2R

2. Matador

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Track List: Favourite Worst Nightmare

1. Brianstorm

2. Teddy Picker

3. D Is For Dangerous

4. Balaclava

5. Fluorescent Adolescent

6. Only Ones Who Know

7. Do Me A Favour

8. This House Is A Circus

9. If You Were There, Beware

10. The Bad Thing

11. Old Yellow Bricks

12. 505

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Track List: Brianstorm

1. If You Found This It's Probably Too Late

2. Brianstorm

3. Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend

4. What If You Were Right The First Time?

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Track List: Leave Before The Lights Come On

1. Leave Before The Lights Come On

2. Put Your Dukes Up John

3. Baby I'm Yours

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Track List: Who The F**k Are Arctic Monkeys?

1. The View From The Afternoon

2. Cigarette Smoker Fiona

3. Despair In The Departure Lounge

4. No Buses

5. Who The F**k Are Arctic Monkeys?

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Track List: I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

1. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

2. Bigger Boys And Stolen Sweethearts

3. Chun Li's Spinning Bird Kick

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Track List: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

1. The View From The Afternoon

2. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

3. Fake Tales Of San Francisco

4. Dancing Shoes

5. You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me

6. Still Take You Home

7. Riot Van

8. Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured

9. Mardy Bum

10. Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Strong But..

11. When The Sun Goes Down

12. From The Ritz To The Rubble

13. A Certain Romance

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Track List: Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair (Radio Single)

1. Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

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Track List: Evil Twin (Single)

1. Evil Twin

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Kiss your hand ten times then say ur crushes name then post this on two other songs then look at ur hand
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Who is your favorite guy from Harry Potter put it above
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Alex's voice wraps around me like black silk and the bassist kills every fcking time. I love them <3
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Follow me and I'll follow you back plus I'm single
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#1 fan girl for this band. I love them so much ♥
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i hate them
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Agreed KS..1980
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The chain letters really need to stop! Comment on the Artist, the music or a experience, etc.... no one cares about the damn chain mail.
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Don't read this. Now I have started u will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Don't stop his is freaky. But if u read and ignore u will have bad luck Put this on 15 songs in 143 minutes then press the space bar and your crushes name will appear in all caps. This is so creepy but it actually works
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Please, I'm asking kindly that people not repost chain messages.











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Ahhh..my next target..@mon t a n a k a b .
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Don't read this, you will be kissed by the love of your life on the nearest Friday. Tomorrow is going to be the best day of your life. Don't stop reading this is freaky. If you read yes and ignore it you will have bad luck. Now put this on 15 other songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear on the screen. This is creepy it actually works
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Don't read this, you will be kissed by the love of your life on the nearest Friday. Tomorrow is going to be the best day of your life. Don't stop reading this is freaky. If you read yes and ignore it you will have bad luck. Now put this on 15 other songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear on the screen. This is creepy it actually works
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Don't read this, you will be kissed by the love of your life on the nearest Friday. Tomorrow is going to be the best day of your life. Don't stop reading this is freaky. If you read yes and ignore it you will have bad luck. Now put this on 15 other songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear on the screen. This is creepy it actually works
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Don't read this.you will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Now you've started reading this. Don't stop this is so freaky. But if you have Read this and ignore it, then you will have very bad luck. Put this on 15 songs in 143 minutes.when you're done press the space bar and your crush's name will appear in big letters on the screen.this is so creepy because it actually works.
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did the band break up?
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Do I wanna know? Are you sure??
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want to go elephant hunting just me mind you
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@Logan Loftus dude same except for me it was in 8th till 11th grade and no vaping haha
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AAAAh the arctic mokeys bring back some memories of 9th grade when all i do=id was play minecraft and listen to arctic monkeys like littraly i dident even do my work or listent to the teaher because i was addicted to minecraft and arctic monkeys and vaping
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Trainee girl is cute
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Dicks out for Harambe ��
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Follow me on Instagram @wermi21
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this song makes me feel turned on
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chain mail is a form of armor used by knights, not someone saying on pandora Don't read this, ur crush will kiss u if u post this on 5 other songs lol that's chain posting...
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Love this song along with most of their other's. Crying Lightening is another fave and Fireside.
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Lately?? More like everyday for the past three and a half years, probably longer
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I LOVE THIS SONG!!! IT GOES OUT TO SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL, NEW EXCITING EMOTIONS FEELINGS ABOUT YOU!!��☠☠
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I'm bad at. Selfies SWAG@&$$ my 13 year old daughter hates me saying swag wonder why bros$$$$$$$$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ @ & @ @ : ' k d k r j
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I'm talking to myself
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Who is dis dude
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We Are Anonymous
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Dicks out for Harambe
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Km g Gucci t6.h
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dicks
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This isn't good.
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������ I love the Arctic monkey's
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Exceptional I don't want to no Arctic monkeys = 16= ? %::£
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Read this!! You a badass

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Oshit I'm in heaven
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Outstanding group this is what I've been waiting for nice
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when will arctic monkeys finally have miles in the band....mile x 10/10
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