Friday, 19 September 2014

Day 7 of My Week with The Arctic Monkeys - One for the Road

Day Seven of My Week with The Arctic Monkeys and my final choice is 'One for the Road'.

This single is yet another single taken from their album AM. This one was the fourth single from the album, and was released in 2013.

This is a more pop rock number than indie rock, and garnered some backlash from some fans who prefer their older stuff. Personally, I think this is the ultimate of cool.

It sounds slick, rock, stylish and modern. It makes you want to be like them (or with them) as they strut about, sounding pretty epic. Its so catchy this one, and you find yourself, or at least I do, walking around singing the title - one for the road, whoo whoo (my version that, not theirs!)

The video is the band looking stylish, but oddly enough in a field. Its shot in black and white, and they look full of young hipness. Alex in particular, the leader of the pack. Later, they party with stunning models with mist swirling round them for atmosphere. This video is well suited - stylish track, stylish video. Ultra cool. Lots of swagger.

This was another track not to chart highly at all, but this is to be expected given the success of the album. It did reach 14 on the indie chart.

In my opinion, this is the true gem of their newest stuff. I can sort of see how much the change in their style has bought out strong opinions, but to me the fact they keep changing style and evolving keeps them fresh and new.

So there you have it, the last of my seven choices. You can check out days 1-6 at My Music page by clicking here. Drop me a comment, let me know what you think.

Now all that remains to be done, is rank my seven choices, selecting my number one choice. Check back later for the results. Happy listening, as always :)

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