Editors’ Notes Arctic Monkeys' debut gave British rock music a swift kick in the trousers. Riotous tracks like "The View from the Afternoon" and "Dancing Shoes," with their twitchy drum lines and broken guitar scales, are both wobbly and anthemic; they provide a fitting backdrop to Alex Turner's stories of “weekend rock stars” who dodge the police, hustle club bouncers, and dance “to electro-pop from 1984.” The songs are more snapshots than portraits, but there’s an urgent beauty in their raggedness.

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The View from the Afternoon
1
3:40
 
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
2
2:55
 
Fake Tales of San Francisco
3
2:59
 
Dancing Shoes
4
2:23
 
You Probably Couldn't See for the Lights but You Were Staring Straight at Me
5
2:12
 
Still Take You Home
6
2:55
 
Riot Van
7
2:16
 
Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
8
2:25
 
Mardy Bum
9
2:57
 
Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But…
10
4:30
 
When the Sun Goes Down
11
3:22
 
From the Ritz to the Rubble
12
3:15
 
A Certain Romance
13
5:31
 

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