Saturday, November 29, 2008

2008-50: No. 32 - And my fingers scratch at my hair before my mind can get too reckless

"The Age of the Understatement" - The Last Shadow Puppets.

If an appearance by Madonna in this chart was a shock, then here's another one. Maybe it's just me, but I happen to think that Alex Turner and his Arctic Monkeys are possibly the most overrated band of the last five years.

So no-one was more surprised than I was to hear what Mr Turner did next. His side project The Last Shadow Puppets produced a very good album of 60s-influenced pop. The title track and first single has a galloping backbeat and a dramatic spaghetti western widescreen feel. Infinitely preferable to the Arctic Monkeys.

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