Friday, March 26, 2010

The MJ Show #52 (Arctic Monkeys)

The Arctic Monkey is an English alternative rock band from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, England. Formed in 2002, the band currently consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar), Jamie Cook (guitar), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals), Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals) and John Ashton as a touring member (keyboard, guitar, backing vocals). Former members include Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Glyn Jones (lead vocals, guitar).

Their debut album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not", released in early 2006, became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history, surpassing Oasis's "Definitely Maybe" and remains the fastest-selling debut album for a band in the UK. Since then the band have released two more albums: Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) and Humbug (2009).

I've loved this band since the very first time I heard them. I think they would be an absolutely incredible band to watch live and I love the accent that the singer has.
Tonight I want to take you through their music. I am going to give you live versions of all songs from their first 2 albums and the latest singles from their new album! we go!

2006 - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Complete Album!)
The album includes both tracks from the band's original EP, Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys, as well as their first two singles and UK Number Ones, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" and "When the Sun Goes Down".
It has since gone quadruple platinum in the UK, and won the 2006 Mercury Prize.

1st Song - Arctic Monkeys - The View From The Afternoon #TheMJshow

2nd Song - Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor #TheMJshow

3rd Song - Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco #TheMJshow

4th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Dancing Shoes #TheMJshow

5th Song - Arctic Monkeys - You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me #TheMJshow

6th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Still Take You Home #TheMJshow

7th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Riot Van #TheMJshow

8th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured #TheMJshow

9th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum #TheMJshow

10th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Strong But... #TheMJshow

11th Song - Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down #TheMJshow

12th Song - Arctic Monkeys - From The Ritz To The Rubble #TheMJshow

13th Song - Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance #TheMJshow

2007 - Favourite Worst Nightmare (Complete Album!)
In its first week following release the album sold over 220,000 copies, emulating Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not in going straight to number one in the UK Albums Chart, albeit selling 100,000 copies fewer than their record-breaking debut.
The album has since gone 2x platinum in the UK and the album was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Prize. At the 2008 BRIT Awards it won Best British Album.

14th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm #TheMJshow

15th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker #TheMJshow

16th Song - Arctic Monkeys - D Is For Dangerous #TheMJshow

17th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Balaclava #TheMJshow

18th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent #TheMJshow

19th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Only Ones Who Know #TheMJshow

20th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Do Me A Favour #TheMJshow

21st Song - Arctic Monkeys - This House Is A Circus #TheMJshow

22nd Song - Arctic Monkeys - If You Were There, Beware #TheMJshow

23rd Song - Arctic Monkeys - The Bad Thing #TheMJshow

24th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Old Yellow Bricks #TheMJshow

25th Song - Arctic Monkeys - 505 #TheMJshow

2009 - Humbug
This is their latest album and what I'm giving you from this one are just the 3 official singles that they've released so far.
It would be great though if you went out and picked up the new album. I think it's pretty awesome too! :)

26th Song - Arctic Monkeys - My Propeller #TheMJshow

27th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning #TheMJshow

28th Song - Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone #TheMJshow

Here are the three albums they've put out:

Go out and get them now! Totally worth it!! :)

Hope you enjoyed the show :)

On a different note, it was a LOT of fun meeting so many tweeple last night at the Mumbai Twestival. The MJ Show was proud to be a partner with the Twestival. I think it's a great thing that so many people who don't really know each other can get together for a good cause and have fun at the same time.

I want to thank Sony Music, EMI Music and Universal Music for supporting The MJ Show here and for giving so many awesome cds to give out last night!!
I think we had atleast 20-25 winners last night! If you won a cd and are reading this...please do leave a comment under this post. It would be great to know who the winners were :) Also, do follow the page because you can keep winning cds right here online, on The MJ Show!
(You can become a follower of the page by click on the Followers button right at the top of the page.)

Big thanks to Monik, Netra and Moksh for organizing the Twestival and a bigger thanks to everyone who so whole heartedly took part in last night's music quiz! You guys rocked! :)
And special thanks to the beautiful Neha for helping me out with last night's quiz! You are without a doubt the prettiest assistant a guy could have! :)

To follow updates about the showand loads more follow on twitter. You can find me at @MusicmanMihir

Right then...It's now time for me to say...take care...and good night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!

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