'Favourite Worst Nightmare' is unmistakably the Arctics, only stronger, harder, sharper and faster. Arriving a mere 15 months after their debut, it delivers 12 songs that are more muscular, wordly and confident. With producers James Ford and Mike Crossey, the sound has grown tighter and edgier.
Clocking in at 38 minutes, second album 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' has all the hallmarks of a british-pop classic and triumphs where The Strokes, The Stone Roses, The Jam and many other worthies have stumbled. It's full of kitchen sink drama lyrics, sing along choruses, future anthems and romance. You can hear The Kinks, you can sense The Smiths and a love of the 60's but most of all you can hear the Arctic Monkeys.