Editors' Notes Back in 2006, Arctic Monkeys were cast as revolutionaries for uploading music to the internet. There’s nothing quite so radical about their debut, which fuses a punk snarl with the sharp tunes and agitated rhythms of New Wave, but it’s delivered with such invigorating panache that every note sounds fresh. The clincher is Alex Turner, who can carve knowing vignettes from any situation—whether he’s idly fantasising in a checkout queue (“I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”) or, on “Mardy Bum”, lamenting a girlfriend’s volatile mood (“I see your frown and it’s like looking down the barrel of a gun.”)

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The View from the Afternoon
1
3:38
 
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
2
2:53
 
Fake Tales of San Francisco
3
2:57
 
Dancing Shoes
4
2:21
 
You Probably Couldn't See for the Lights but You Were Staring Straight At Me
5
2:10
 
Still Take You Home
6
2:53
 
Riot Van
7
2:14
 
Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
8
2:23
 
Mardy Bum
9
2:55
 
Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But…
10
4:28
 
When the Sun Goes Down
11
3:20
 
From the Ritz to the Rubble
12
3:13
 
A Certain Romance
13
5:31
 

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