Arctic Monkeys "Trainquility Base Hotel & Casino" thoughts


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I really didn't like this album at first, but its growing on me the more I listen to it. Four out of Five is probably the best it has to offer, as most of the other songs sound too similar to eachother. Overall I do like their new sound far more than albums they've done before. I think my initial hatred came from expecting a standard rock album, and instead I got some kind of experimental piano rock. Anyone else listen to it? Thoughts?

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I like a decent amount of songs. I feel like lyrically it's on par with 'What ever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', 'Favorite Worst Nightmare'. Some of the beats, mainly in the first few songs on the album, sounded the same and the weakest out of the album. Songs like Four out Of Five and Batphone are my favorite. I know you personally don't like Batphone but for me after the first 1 minute and 20 seconds the songs beat and lyrics just flow so nicely. As a fan of their first two albums and their punk rock aesthetic in theory I should have hated this, but maybe since I'm open to different types of genres I enjoyed this much more than AM, and you know how much I hated AM. In the end I though it was a fair entry in their collection of music, and I'm interested where the band will go next.