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Arctic Monkeys 

Humbug (Domino)

I wish I hadn't read that Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) produced this album. It's all I can hear. Every little hook, the guitar tone, even the nonchalance of the singing. Homme might as well have moved to Sheffield long enough to adopt the accent and started a new band. Actually...what has Queens of the Stone Age been up to lately? It isn't until past the halfway mark that the voice of the band nearly breaks free from the production. "Cornerstone" and "Dance Little Liar" almost return to form, still retaining the Monkeys' signature quirks, only lightly dusted with Homme's studio trickery. Please make less money and use less bossy producers next time around.

Cornerstone - Arctic Monkeys


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