23 October 2022
ARCTIC MONKEYS are everywhere on the Internet for a couple of weeks now in attendance of their 7th longplayer that finaly arrived 2 days ago. It’s baptized THE CAR, received as another masterpiece by most of the (British) press. Just like on the previous album Alex Turner goes again in crooner mode. It doesn’t work for me, simply because his voice hasn’t the genuine crooner timbre of the real big ones, such as Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Matt Berninger, Father John Misty, and many more.
Content #349: An exclusive Arctic Monkeys lift up the bonnet of The Car, and talk the
past, present and future of the band: “It’s not just four people playing indie music any more.” Also inside: Bob Dylan, Tom Waits’s 21st Century revival, Paul Weller on tattoos and triple albums, Bill Callahan, ELO, Pharoah Sanders, Joan Armatrading, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and more.
This month’s covermount CD is Heavy Nuggets Vol. 6, the latest installment in
MOJO’s acclaimed series of psych, hard, and head rock bangers. Starring: Twink,
Blossom Toes, Groundhogs, The Deviants, Humble Pie, Hawkwind, Mighty Baby, and
Purchase a copy and let it be sent to your home. Info HERE.