BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Knockout Albums Turning 10 In 2021

1. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM THE VACCINES? by THE VACCINES

Released: 11 March 2011 – debut LP
NME said: “By fusing elements of US pop-punk (the Ramones – not Blink 182), chillwave
(they too are obsessed with reverb) and classic good-time pop’n’roll (The Strokes, primetime Libs/KOL), The Vaccines have recorded an album that – if things continue to go their way – should serve to give British rock music a much-needed jolt in the arm.”

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2. SKYING by THE HORRORS

Released: 11 July 2011 – third LP
Pitchfork said: “While they may have started out as all glittering surfaces, the Horrors have evolved into a dependable band making wide-reaching rock music. Whether a calculated retreat or just a natural maturation, the Horrors have found a sound more content with background and atmosphere, and it suits them nicely.”

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3. NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

Released: 17 October 2011 – self-titled debut LP
The Daily Mirror: “High Flying Birds is the best collection
of Noel Gallagher tunes since his Morning Glory days.”

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4. LET ENGLAND SHAKE by PJ HARVEY

Released: 14 February 2011 – eight LP
AllMusic said: “Let England Shake’s’ songs, touching on the disastrous World War I naval strike that left more than 30,000 English soldiers dead. Her musical allusions are just as fascinating and pointed. Its complexities make it one of Harvey’s most powerful works.

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5. SUCK IT AND SEE by ARCTIC MONKEYS

Released: 6 June 2011 – fourth LP
NME said: “Suck It and See’, then, is the band’s ‘Rubber Soul’. Much like how The Beatles spent the early part of their career penned in by commercial expectations, they broke out and proved they were much more than novelty love songs on their experimental, but concise sixth album.”

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ARCTIC MONKEYS At The ROYAL ALBERT HALL

5 December 2020

Globally famous indie rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS just released a live album that
captures their triumphant concert at the majestic Royal Albert Hall in London on
7th June 2018. A must-have longplayer for all the die-hard Monkeys fans.

NME says: “A reminder of the cathartic joy of gigs… 20 greatest hits, including a smattering
of tracks from the then-recently released ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, spread thick and meatily over an hour and a half, this wasn’t just a show – it was an event.

The band’s second time at the Albert Hall (their first a Teenage Cancer Trust gig during 2010’s ‘Humbug’ tour), Alex Turner was in full Sheffield Elvis mode, a schtick that seeps through the speakers still, even without seeing the vision that was his perfectly preened quiff and exquisitely tailored suit… Now let’s pump some Covid vaccine straight into our veins and get back to gigs like these. We’ve never been so ready.” Score: 5/5.

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The full – 20 songs – album

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ARCTIC MONKEYS – Debut Hit Single Came Out 15 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past…

17 October 2020

Band: ARCTIC MONKEYS (Sheffield)
Single: I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
B-sides: Bigger Boys And Stolen Sweathearts
and Chun Li Flying Bird Kick

Released: 17 October 2005 – 15 years ago today
Score: #1 in the UK

Album: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – debut LP

I bet that you look good on the dance floor
I don’t know if you’re looking for romance or
I don’t know what you’re looking for
I said, I bet that you look good on the dance floor
Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984
Well, from 1984

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Sit Back And Relax Here’s A New ARCTIC MONKEYS Track Called ‘ANYWAYS’…

New sonic impulses

30 November 2018

After the surprisingly soft new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino it seems like
the wild rockin’ years of Alex Turner & Co are over. Today the band confirms its swing of moods again with the previously unreleased track ANYWAYS, the B-side to their new 7″ single with the LP’s title track as the A-side. Sit back, relax and enjoy this modern day’s
Frank Sinatra

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