I first found out about the Arctic Monkeys when I was 16 or so. I heard Fluorescent Adolescent and felt something magical. Maybe it was the dreamy, old-timey voice of Alex Turner or the bluntness of the lyrics, but I fell in love. It’s good for when you’re sad, pissed, happy, or “in the mood”. Here are my five favorites:
5. No. 1 Party Anthem
Call off the search for your soul, or put it on hold again
She’s having a sly indoor smoke
She calls the folks who run this her oldest friends
Sipping her drink and laughing at imaginary jokes
But she’s a modern lover
It’s an exploration, she’s made of outer space
And her lips are like the galaxy’s edge
And her kiss the colour of a constellation falling into place
But she’s not nice, she’s pretty fucking far from nice
She’s looking at you funny rarely looking at you twice
2. Do I Wanna Know?
So have you got the guts?
Been wondering if your heart’s still open and if so I wanna know what time it shuts
Simmer down and pucker up
I’m sorry to interrupt. It’s just I’m constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you
I don’t know if you feel the same as I do
But we could be together if you wanted to
1. Fluorescent Adolescent
Flicking through a little book of sex tips
Remember when the boys were all electric?
Now, when she tells she’s gonna get it
I’m guessing that she’d rather just forget it