1033 The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement

The Last Shadow Puppets is a modern day “supergroup” featuring Alex Turner of Arctic MonkeysMiles Kane of The Rascals, and James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco. Their debut album The Age of the Understatement was released in 2008 to critical acclaim. I came for Turner. But did I stay?

Turner vocals are obvious on this production; he has a distinct sound, yet this is different than Arctic Monkeys. The music is almost in the same vein, yet different than Arctic Monkeys. I think it has to do with the songs themselves. It seems that they are missing something and that would be that thing that makes them sound like radio hits. Pop. They are missing the pop element.

My favourite songs were “The Chamber”, “Time Has Come Again”, “Black Plant”, “My Mistakes Were Made for You”, and “Standing Next to Me”.

Overall, I like all the songs. As I mentioned earlier, I came for Alex Turner, but I did not stay at the time. Perhaps, I was searching for the poppier version of Turner. Today, I like this version of him too. I think the album is great. It could be that COVID19 has slowed down everything and most of the crappy artist are releasing music, but I think this was a great album that was overlooked by me. 9/10.

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