Arctic Monkeys / Humbug
Album: Humbug   Collection:General
Artist:Arctic Monkeys   Added:Apr 2010
Label:Domino Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-05-23 Pull Date: 2010-07-25
Week Ending: Jul 18 Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 20 Jun 13 Jun 6 May 30
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 2 3 7

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 27, 2023: autobiography of blue
Crying Lightning
4. Dec 12, 2019: Radiant Airwaves
Dangerous Animals
2. Feb 10, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
5. Oct 31, 2019: Radiant Airwaves
Pretty Visitors
3. Jun 18, 2021: Radiant Airwaves (rebroadcast from Dec 12, 2019)
Dangerous Animals
6. Oct 10, 2019: Radiant Airwaves
Potion Approaching

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-05-19
Indie rock by the British darlings, for fans of The Strokes, The Libertines and Franz Ferdinand. Their darkest material to date: the whole album has a feeling of dread woven into it. There’s a lot of experimentation with reverb, both in vocals and guitar, and the music is not as fast-paced as their past efforts. My favorites are 4, 2 & 8, but 4 has an FCC, as does 9.
1. Mid-tempo. Arpeggiated chords and syncopated drumbeat. Picks up at the end.
*2. Up-tempo. Fun interaction between guitars with scattered beats and really cool wind sounds in the background. Very ominous.
3. Up-tempo. One of the darkest songs: heavy bass, loud drumming, echoes.
4. FCC: “fuck” Starts slow, w/acoustic guitar, alternating with fast paced phrases. Sounds like slipping in and out of a dream world. Really good!
5. Mid-tempo. Uneven beat w/echoes & handclaps. Syncopated bridge, airy vocals.
6. Starts slow and then builds. Surge of energy at end, then falters to a stop.
7. Mid-tempo. Sad, desperate song. Begins w/acoustic guitar and other instruments lay in. Sleepy and distorted guitar solo.
*8. Mid-tempo. Distorted guitar @ beginning…so cool! Rhythm swells to be cut short, with ominous chorus vocals. Amazing drumming! Fades out.
9. FCC “dickheads”, “fucking”. Up-tempo. Sounds slightly like punk.
10. Down tempo. Bells. Marching band drums @ end. Bleak guitar solo.

Track Listing
1. My Propeller   6. Fire And The Thud
2. Crying Lightning   7. Cornerstone
3. Dangerous Animals   8. Dance Little Liar
4. Secret Door   9. Pretty Visitors
5. Potion Approaching   10. The Jeweller's Hands