Arctic Monkeys

It might not seem like Arctic Monkeys have been around long enough to blow through a number of music industry clichés, but they've already had a massive debut, safe-playing sophomore release, and a departure of a third album that shot for a larger, slicker sound than the one the band broke through with. Now, only five years after their much-loved first album, Arctic Monkeys have been talking about going back to basics on last month's Suck It and See. The band's clever Brit-rock has always felt like it's ahead of the curve, so perhaps it's only fitting that their career follows suit.

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Ian Traas
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