12 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Alex Turner and Miles Kane perhaps dreamed up the name of their band’s second album as a playful nod to the very specific, very stylish sound they executed so vibrantly on 2008’s The Age of the Understatement. The cinematic strings, mariachi brass, and spirit of Scott Walker remain, but as swaggering single "Bad Habits" (unsubtly) hinted, the pair are working with a broader and bolder color palette. Unshackled, they delve into delicious ‘60s psychedelica (the title track), Nashville heartache (“Sweet Dreams, TN,” “The Dream Synopsis”) and elegant, wicked baroque pop (“Dracula Teeth,” “Patttern”). See you for round three in 2024.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Alex Turner and Miles Kane perhaps dreamed up the name of their band’s second album as a playful nod to the very specific, very stylish sound they executed so vibrantly on 2008’s The Age of the Understatement. The cinematic strings, mariachi brass, and spirit of Scott Walker remain, but as swaggering single "Bad Habits" (unsubtly) hinted, the pair are working with a broader and bolder color palette. Unshackled, they delve into delicious ‘60s psychedelica (the title track), Nashville heartache (“Sweet Dreams, TN,” “The Dream Synopsis”) and elegant, wicked baroque pop (“Dracula Teeth,” “Patttern”). See you for round three in 2024.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Alexleo1 ,

Real

Real music with no band pressure. They do it because it's time and it's naturally from the heart. Result = rock n roll quality

theringtone92 ,

Get's Better With Every Listen

Give this album some time and it will grow on you like no other. As usual these lads are lyrically sound and continue to grow as musicians. There are Beatle-esque moments throughout the album, it has a sort of White Album feel to the whole thing. Alex Turner also has his Roy Orbison moment with Sweet Dreams, TN. It sounds remarkably similar to Running Scared. Overall a good album and definitely worth a listen if you're a fan of their earlier material.

Emma Horn ,

Five star

I saw them this time last week and they smashed it! Absolutely loved it, better than expected. This album just shows everything they're capable of and really shows how far they've come, as solo artists and as groups. I can hear both Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane elements in this album also.

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