Bring on the backlash

Best Rhetorical Question: Arctic Monkeys - Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?

In January, they were everywhere. By March, everyone was sick of them. And then in April they put out this EP, with the title track being their most perceptive yet. I still really dig 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', except when it comes to writing its title, but this song edges it over 'A Certain Romance' as their best yet. It's not easy being the fastest growing band in history, or something like that, and they felt the need to address the fact that suddenly everyone had something to say about Arctic Monkeys.

Have I done something to trigger
The funny looks and the sniggers?
Are they there at all, or is it just paranoia?

I especially enjoy the sudden direction change the song takes about halfway through. And the childish chanting. And the Christopher Columbus shout out. Can't wait to see how the second album sounds, expect it in the late Spring.

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