The No.1 debut from Arctic Monkey's frontman Alex Turner and The Rascals' Miles Kane. This side project (recorded in a mere two weeks) was lauded by critics, with NME describing it as "Incredible ... an awesome achievement" and The Times as "One of the most outstanding British pop albums of recent years".
The 12 songs offer a soaring collection of dramatic and symphonic, 60s-tinged pop. With a 22-piece orchestra, galloping violins, bold brass and stampeding drums, the music has a touch of Scott Walker and Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western film scores, but given a bracing energy and original contemporary bite. The album hurtled into the charts at No 1 was one of the most memorable albums of 2008. Recreate the songs yourself with this collection of accurate transcriptions for guitar and vocals.
The Age Of The Understatement; Standing Next To Me; Calm Like You; Separate And Ever Deadly; The Chamber; Only The Truth; My Mistakes Were Made For You; Black Plant; I Don't Like You Any More; In My Room; Meeting Place; The Time Has Come Again