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Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not album for sale by Arctic Monkeys was released Feb 21, 2006 on the Domino label. Reportedly the fastest-selling debut in British history at the time of its early-2006 release, the Arctic Monkeys' WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT is a brash, hook-filled album that immediately warrants music fans' attention, if perhaps not all of the pre-release hype. Clearly taking notes on the evolution of U.K. punk, the Sheffield-based band reveal the influence of revered predecessors such as the Jam and the Clash, while most notably evoking the Libertines in their youthful, hood-rat persona. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not CD music contains a single disc with 13 songs. ...See Full Description
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||Still take you home|
This is soo the best song off the first album because it is sooo unique and has a great chord progression.
By louise_unsworth (Manchester UK)
This CD is what rock n roll was and should be. With solid guitars and drums and great lyrics it makes an instant classic.
By Monty (Boone, NC, USA)
Great catchy, fast songs with good melodies. Plus the british accent makes it sound original and really goes with the music
By AbsRus (Washington, DC)
||Best CD EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
This CD is so awesome, every song is perfect, even the last song is genius!
By mexloserrock (Lawrenceville, GA, USA)
absolutely love it, i like all the songs
By Michael (Canterbury, Kent, England)
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Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7017065|
|Release Date||Feb 21, 2006|
|Producer||Jim Abbiss; Alan Smyth; Jim Abbiss; Alan Smyth|
|Engineer||Ewan Davies; Jim Abbiss; Alan Smyth; Andreas Bayr; Ewan Davies; Jim Abbiss|
|Recording Time||40 minutes|
|Personnel||Alex Turner - vocals, guitar|
Andy Nicholson - bass guitar
Jamie Cook - guitar
Matt Helders - drums
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