Oh, how I’ve missed Throwback Thursdays here on Full Volume. I’m finally getting more time to put work into this blog now and Throwback Thursday is definitely something that will be coming back. All I can say is, what better album to bring it back than this one? An album that created one of the greatest indie bands in the modern era, and one that was released in this week in January 13 years ago! I am course talking about the brilliant ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ from The Arctic Monkeys.
Released January 23rd 2006, ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ was the debut studio album from The Arctic Monkeys, featuring 13 tracks. The album contains some of their most famous singles, including “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”, “Mardy Bum” and “When the Sun Goes Down”. The album became the fastest selling debut album in British history selling over 360,000 copies in its first week of release, and received the mercury price for Best Album back in 2006. Since then the album has gone quintuple platinum and was listed as number 30 in Rolling Stones’ list of Greatest Albums of All Time in 2013.
There is absolutely no doubt that The Arctic Monkeys have gone on to be one of the most favoured bands ever, and Alex Turner will no doubt go on to be one of the best front men of all time. Banger after banger after banger is what you hear from this album, and even if people didn’t rave about the bands’ newest album (I thought it was great), they definitely raved about this one. For an album that was so highly anticipated, they sure did deliver.
Favourite track on the album: Mardy Bum
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