"So where did it go so wrong? Well, there is no disputing his most incredible talent of worming his way into just about every corner of popular culture."
"Arctic Monkeys' sentiment of local identity is perfectly surmised in the closing track ‘A Certain Romance,’; though it bemoans the towns low fashion and ‘kids who scrap with pool cues in their hands,’ it resolves into a statement of "this is our town, our culture, and we’re owning it."" Greg Halliwell looks back at what the Sheffield quartet's debut album meant to Northern music culture, 15 years' on.
It is a fact of the universe that, in difficult times, people turn to music. It often seems somewhat counterintuitive that in states of...