Album Review

The Age Of The Understatement

The Age Of The Understatement

By The Last Shadow Puppets

7.8 / 10
3rd May 2008

By Undertheradar


To be honest, I thought this was the Arctic Monkeys when I first heard it on the radio. Alex Turner has a voice that is very unique Ė largely to do with his accent but also to do with the recent hammering of his other group the Arctic Monkeys.

This album features the The Age Of the Understatement, their flagship song that has been doing the rounds the last few months.

I guess the similarities with the Arctic Monkeys are only skin deep with the real core of the band offer a larger, full spectrum sound.

Thereís violins topped with a full orchestra. The guitars have taken a back seat here being treated as only an accompaniment. Itís a sound not unlike a sound track to a bond film or something highly sophisticated in British Society.

It does have its charm, and some really rich harmonies going down and would be well suited while driving in the country (preferably English) or commuting though city traffic.

Itís really a good listen, but donít take my word for it. Go and get it for your self and take a whirl.






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