The New Arctic Monkeys album is proving very controversial…
The Sheffield band’s 6th album, ‘Tranquillity Base Hotel and Casino,’ following on from the acclaimed and beloved ‘AM,’ has sharply divided fans and critics. It’s gone in a completely different direction that some people love, but others can’t really get behind.
‘TBH&C’ is a concept album about a hotel on the moon – it deals with the isolation of both fame and of modern technology, as well as having a few digs at Donald Trump. The lyrics are as wild as ever, darting between emotional and absurd, for example, The Ultracheese is heart wrenching listening, but, that title… 😂!
how did a song titled "ultracheese" just break my heart— tori (@melitorian) May 7, 2018
The controversial thing about the album though, is the new sound – there’s no massive stadium rock bangers – this is swapped for a melancholic, jazz-piano driven vibe. And that’s not what people expected...
I'm unsure about the new Arctic Monkeys album.... it sounds okay but every song sounds sooo similar and mosy have the same tempo and beat💔— james barlow⚜️ (@TheBarhoe) May 11, 2018
Hey just letting y’all know the new Arctic monkeys album is bad. Biggest disappointment— Mattie 🦐 (@drummer_ringo) May 11, 2018
But others really got on board with the new style.
big fan of the new arctic monkeys album so groovy— Emily (@emilysxms) May 11, 2018
This new Arctic Monkeys album is rather relaxing, the change of style has worked, Turner is a genius— Ryan (@palmaviolets_) May 11, 2018
It’s an interesting, thoughtful and relaxing album, only it’s not what people had come to expect. But then, they’re not exactly 20 year old lads galivanting around Sheffield anymore.
I don't like their new material because it's appalling. It's like being in a hotel lobby. Most of the 11 songs sound the same. A dull drone.— Rob Wildey (@robw986) May 11, 2018
So the album might alienate some of the ‘Do I Wanna Know’ loving fanbase, but after the hype dies down it’ll probably age well.