Whether you’re a long-time fan, or just discovering the greatness of Alex Turner and crew, here are five great Arctic Monkeys songs. Not ranked or necessarily our top five, just a solid selection for your listening pleasure.
505 – My Favourite Worst Nightmare
I love how this song starts out slow and simple, and builds to a passionate explosion of vocals and music. A great way to close out the (stellar) album.
Crying Lightning – Humbug
Clever lyrics here (as usual for Turner). Humbug is an underrated album, in my opinion, and a bit darker than the previous records. Silly video, though.
She’s Thunderstorms – Suck It and See
Suck It and See is by far the most mature offering from Arctic Monkeys. I remember buying the album, hearing this opening track, and instantly knowing that it was a winner.
The Afternoon’s Hat – My Propeller B-side
Released on the My Propeller 10″ EP. It’s amazing when bands can write B-sides that are good enough to be album tracks.
Teddy Picker – My Favourite Worst Nightmare
Good, classic Arctic Monkeys. This type of energetic, fun music and Turner’s witty lyrics boosted them to success with their first album, but I think they refined their sound on the second. This is one of those great “sing along in the car at top volume” songs.