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    The Arctic Monkeys - why all the hype?

    over the past few weeks i have found myself exposed to an almost unberable amount of Arctic monkeys hype. Ive heard such statments as "the best brittish band for 25 years" Is this some concerted effort on behalf of the media to convince us they are good or is it out of sheer desperation at the state of brittish music? I have to admit i have only heard 2 or 3 songs but that is quite enough. I do not see this great musical talent with cutting lyric. All i see is a blithering idiot from Sheffield with his tuneless friends. Am i missing something here?
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    Like one song (Mardy bum), but apart from that they don't really impress me.. Just a bunch of chavs who've struck it big by the sounds of things..

    Remember how the british media loves to hype everything up so they can sell papers when the big drugs/fame/scandals take place.. Don't read into it.. I don't think you are missing anything, just the fact that people dig blithering idiots here..
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    i concur, i think they are poor.

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    Aaaaaaaarggggggghhhhh. They aren't big because of the media!!!!!!!!!! It's all down to word of mouth & the internet. That's it. If you don't like them then fine but an awful lot of people do.

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    A lot of people like Girls Aloud too...

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    Who are the Arctic Monkeys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natman20
    Who are the Arctic Monkeys?
    Bunch of chavs/bogans from England, a kind of pop rock band that are making it big and selling like Oasis used to..

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    would probs be down a pit somewhere had thatcher not had them all shut down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    A lot of people like Girls Aloud too...
    That's not the point. I'm trying to say that people who went to their early gigs enjoyed it...they told their friends, got CDs from the gigs and the popularity spread from there. They're just ordinary guys who enjoy playing music. They're not out to please everyone; granted, they're not the most talented band ever but their tunes are catchy and a lot of people can relate to their lyrics; that's the charm I guess. Yeah there are people who aren't going to like it but I doubt they care much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger
    would probs be down a pit somewhere had thatcher not had them all shut down.
    They'd probably all be in Australia had they not closed that as well

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    Meh. I think I'm at least a decade to old for them. They aren't bad, but frankly they aren't all that good either.

    I think maybe I've heard too much music, but to me they seem like a cynical distillation of better bands that've gone before (like a Pulp for preteens or a secondary-school Smiths). Impeccable influences to be sure, but if you're going to wear your heart that much on your sleeve you should at least strive to transcend the sum of your parts. I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor was ok the first 3 or 4 times I heard it, but now it induces a similar response in me to Crazy Frog or (worse yet) Robbie "Friggin'" Williams.
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    I know that there orginal hit did come from the internet but the hype in the recent weeks has been getting rather iritating

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    granted, they're not the most talented band ever but their tunes are catchy and a lot of people can relate to their lyrics; that's the charm I guess. Yeah there are people who aren't going to like it but I doubt they care much.
    so based on this its possible to say theyre one of the best bands ever to grace the face of the world? if everyone adopted the attitude anna has here it would fuss me at all, its the fact that so many people are obsessed with them and hype them up beyond belief that gets me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger
    so based on this its possible to say theyre one of the best bands ever to grace the face of the world? if everyone adopted the attitude anna has here it would fuss me at all, its the fact that so many people are obsessed with them and hype them up beyond belief that gets me.
    But its the same with anything in Britain.. They build them up to shoot them down, you watch..

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    I don't mind the Arctic Monkeys. Although they're yet to really hit NZ. Im liking the sound of the Subways better after I saw them at the Big Day Out.

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