So, my turn on Arctic Monkeys new album.
I've played it about 8 times (on me Hoover) and am really starting to like it..... What's that I hear you cry?.. How could you possibly have it!... It's not released!
I don't have to review it for a magazine and I don't know any journalists who will give me a pre-release copy, so yes, I stole it off the internet. There's a lot of talk about it and I want to hear it now! I might get run over by a donkey before April 23rd.
During the early download days, doing things like this didn't really bother me. I used to get aggrieved by the protests of people like multi-millionaire Richie Sambora slagging off us plebs for nicking his boss's music (like anyone would bother). Most of the stuff I downloaded during the Napster/Audiogalaxy years was stuff I'd owned at some stage. And what about all the albums I'd bought that only contained one good track.. PAH!
My sense of fairplay has been tweaked since those days and I now agree, it's not big or clever to steal music from the net. I have a subscription with eMusic and regularly buy cd's. Rest assured I will be buying Favourite Worst Nightmare as soon as 'The Man' lets me.
So the album.. Yes I can hear a bit of The Smiths in there, though mostly I can hear the Arctic Monkeys. No one else sounds quite like them.
Current favourite tracks are:-
Only Ones Who Know
Old Yellow Bricks
So get on the bandwagon and pick up the 'andbook
(If I do get run over by a donkey before the end of the April, someone tell Alex and co. I owe 'em a tenner.)