Saturday, 26 March 2011
New Music - Arctic Monkeys 'Brick By Brick' (Domino, 2011)
It still bears the rock hallmarks of having worked with Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme on the last album. The new album ('Suck It And See' - out in June) was produced entirely with James Ford in LA but if 'Brick By Brick' is representative, it's not a return to the spiky pop of the first two albums.
'Brick By Brick' is a little more direct and catchy/hooky than most of 'Humbug' but it's still distinctly rocks. And it comes with a vinyl fetishist video (links below).
The slight taint of disappointment sent me scurrying back to the 2006 live album that came with the 'Live At The Apollo' DVD. 'Still Take You Home' is a fresh and cheeky as any of their songs but it's rendered more muscular in this live incarnation.
Download Arctic Monkeys 'Still Take You Home (Live in Texas)' (mp3, Rapidshare)
Listen to Arctic Monkeys 'Brick By Brick' or watch the video on Youtube.