"Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino" é o título do 6° disco do Arctic Monkeys, que marca uma virada radical no rumos musicais da banda, com canções de poucas guitarras e forte presença de arranjos de piano. O disco já estreou nas paradas britânicas em primeiro lugar ao vender 86 mil cópias como um todo, sendo 24.500 só em vinil, desbancando "As You Were" de Liam Gallagher lançado em 2017, com 16.000 cópias vendidas.
Tres grandes discos de lo que va del 2018.
Firepower - Judas Priest: Casi 50 años trayectoria y sacaron un disco bestial, a la altura de Screaming for Vengeance y British Steel.
The Sciences - Sleep: Gran retorno, tras 20 años y un disco clásico como Dopesmoker. Stoner puro.
Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino - Arctic Monkeys: Junto con QOTSA, la gran banda de esta época. Y siempre cambiando.
"Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino" by Arctic Monkeys
Wow these guys have 6 albums now. Jeez that's a lot. Good for them! Anyway, this record here I think is slightly better than AM but still doesn't do anything all that much except being fairly easy to listen to. Don't get me wrong I was frothing the first three tracks, the rollicking pianos, the quirky little key changes and the surreal lyrics that were funny in a sarcastic way were all doing wonders for me! It was pleasant, swanky and the jangle on "American Sports" was hella addicting. As soon as the title track I GOT BORED. Yep. Just like that I lost major interest in this record. The sensual parade around luxurious bedrooms turned into choosing which colour black to paint your decking chair with at Bunnings. Also I began to hate the lyrics, initially you're kinda like "oh cool weird" but then you realise it's the "lolol so randum xd" branch of weird. Plus man fuck Alex Turner's voice, I appreciate that after Humbug he wanted to sing a bit more expressively but jeez Louise that was 10 years ago my dude, your voice kinda just falls over itself with how monotonous he manages to be. That being said, I think this record offers an overall enjoyable experience and that is mostly due to the weird areas the music is allowed to go in. Tracks like "Batphone" and "Four out of Five" offer a lot of fun unique moments whilst "Monster Truck" is a cool little interpretation of baroque pop. From all this comes a pretty unique listening experience and I imagine if you apply the concept of a bunch of moonfolk telling stories then it would probs warrant heaps of relistens. Overall I think there's a legitimately great record in here, but it's unfortunately weighed down by a lack of energy and taste. (Also, can music publications stop calling these guys "rocks saviours" jeez Louise can't even begin to start on why that's such a stupid tag). #tranquilitybasehotelandcasino#arcticmonkeys#am#psychedelicpop#artrock#rock#artsy#pianorock#lounge#neopsychedelia#pop#musicreview#albumreview#music2018#anaustralian#alexturner#garagerock#garage#davidbowie#thelibertines#bowiefan#arcticmonkeysfans#thestrokes#franzferdinand#thefratellis
tranquility base hotel and casino
while they've been darlings of the brit scene for well over a decade, their fifth album 'am' brought them universal acclaim, a foothold in the yankee market and a seat at the table with the modern gods of rock. massive fanbase at their beck and call, plus a unique new sound that connected with the masses while pleasing the critics? for many artists the sheffield boys were in a groove that they'd be crazy to abandon. but whatever people said arctic monkeys would do for their sixth album, that's what they, er, most definitely haven't done.
instead they've adopted a sound best described as 'space lounge music', buried their heads in a parisian mansion doubling as a recording studio and given in to frontman alex turner's most pretentious devices. the result is a vaguely conceptual, sprawling ep based on a lunar hotel complex in which turner drawls through a set of bowie-esque oxbow lakes like an alcoholic lounge singer who binged a kubrick marathon the night before.
it's challenging, the farthest thing from commercial they've ever done, and with the exception of the title track and the outstanding 'four out of five', boasts less singalong choruses than an audiobook. but what it does feature is a totally unique musical language and landscape, outstanding production and turner's best lyrics. it's also their best album since 2006 and is only going to grow in stature and evaluation with time.
it requires patience and ideally the lyrics in front of you (helpfully included in prose form with the special edition vinyl), but multiple listens reaps reward- from the tarantino-esque self references in 'four out of five' to the heart breaking nostalgia of 'the ultra cheese'. i hated it for ages, until suddenly i didn't. turner anchors it as only an icon can; shedding his morrissey-skin like a glam rock arachnid, emerging as a wholly independent voice and talent for the first time in six albums.
Arctic Monkeys - "Ambos sabemos que las noches fueron hechas principalmente para decir cosas que no puedes decir por la mañana." 😍😎🤘💙 Síguenos.