In my last school year, I was part of the student newspaper team and my best friend and I wrote an article about Arctic Monkey's second album Favourite Worst Nightmare. We had so much fun writing it and I remember that day still so clearly. When we finished, another friend came around and we watched that Brian Jones biography. That happens when your best friends are in a band and all they ever talk about is music. But I liked that, maybe that's why most of my friends were guys, who knows.
But back to Arctic Monkeys. I really loved their first two albums and songs like "Fake Tales of San Francisco", "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" and "Fluorescent Adolescent" feel like such classics now. I didn't enjoy Humbug and Suck It And See that much to be honest and I rarely ever listen to those two albums now. But their latest one, AM, is again such a good one and has put the band kind of on a new level. I am still sad that I didn't go see them when they were touring, but hopefully one day I'll manage.
I don't know if I have a favourite song, because there are so many good ones and especially with their change of style over the years it's difficult to pinpoint one song that represents the band for me. Especially Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare and AM are albums where I enjoy every single song. That's really something that I love the most about Arctic Monkeys. I can totally listen to an album start to finish without ever thinking I want to skip a song.
Arctic Monkeys have been in my life since I was 18 and it feels a bit like I grew up with them. So much has changed since I was that age, my life and me as a person especially, and when I listen to AM now, it is as if this change has been reflected in the music. Or in how I perceive it. I don't think I will ever get tired of their music, it is such a big part of my life.
Are you also an Arctic Monkeys fan? And when did you listen to them the first time?