Arctic Monkeys - Their 15 Best Lyrics

Over only 11 years Arctic Monkeys have undergone a remarkable change from four indie rockers just trying to get their footing in the competitive music industry to rock gods in their own right who sell out stadium shows worldwide. This change is evident in both their sound and attire, with tales of struggling to get into nightclubs and Adidas jackets replaced by songs focusing on lust, leather jackets and that quiff! Whether or not you feel that this change in the direction is the right one for the Sheffield raised quartet, there is no denying that in their journey towards this stage they have created some absolutely fantastic songs. Musically they have shown themselves to be all very proficient, with tracks such as last year's "R U Mine" and "Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Strong But..." taken from their debut album, showing the band playing at the top of their game and offering yet more reason as to why they are perhaps the most popular rock band around at the moment. However, this is not fully why they have gained such admiration from such a large audience as the one they have amassed. The other predominant factor would be Alex Turner's lyrics which as the title of this article may have suggested is what will be focused upon. Ranging from genius attacks at those trying to be what they're not, as seen in "Fake Tales Of San Francisco" to, well the brilliant gibberish that is "Pretty Visitors" through this diversity of styles, Turner has rightfully shown himself as one of the most important songwriters of this generation, with some fans going as far as to declare his work as poetry.
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