This week’s song is from the the Arctic Monkeys. Like Modest Mouse, the Arctic Monkeys is a group that I have been meaning to listen to for a long time. Well, I finally got my act together and am here to file this Jam of the Week report: the Arctic Monkeys are really good.
I have spent most of my listening time with their newest album AM. The album is really bluesy and sounds like something the Black Keys would have written–just with less up-beat rhythms. Released just last year, the album climbed as high as #6 on billboards charts–I assume behind some combination of One Direction, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus albums.
My favorite song (at the moment at least) is the opening track of the album: Do I Wanna Know? which sets the tone for the album right away. The slow beat and great guitar riff pull you right in. What a powerful way to start an album off? Enjoy.
Check out past Jam of the Week posts or listen to a playlist of the songs using the spotify widget below: