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The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement

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The Last Shadow Puppets are Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane from The Rascals. You likely know the former and if you’re a die-hard anglophile (or bona fide member of the British Empire), you probably know the latter. A few years ago, Turner raced to fame with a band that was mostly discovered by fans on a Libertines-focused message board and driven by the catchy stutter of their single “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor.”

The Arctic Monkeys touched a nerve with story-songs that painted vivid scenes of urban blight and teenage angst against the backdrop of a Britain in decline. The fact that American kids dug it just proves how goddamned catchy the songs really are.

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