Masterpiece Reviews: Arctic Monkeys – “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not”

Despite being only 10 years old, the UK outfit's debut ranks among the all-time best rock records


Welcome to the latest edition of Masterpiece Reviews. Once again, we’ve thrown on our favorite velvet robe, turned up the fire, and are here to regale you with stories of the greatest and most classic albums of all time. It’s a fresh, new perspective on why these albums are filed under “M” for masterpiece.

In honor of its 10th anniversary, host Nick Freed takes a look back at the debut album from Arctic MonkeysWhatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. The album, which remains the fastest selling debut album by a band in British music history, would launch propel Alex Turner and co. to international fame.

For more, check out David Sackllah’s recent retrospective on the album.

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