Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I am, That's What I'm Not (April 2018 ROTM)

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  1. mcherry

    mcherry Lady High Chancellor & Moderator Extraordinaire

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    “Despite their tender years--or perhaps because of them-- with Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, Arctic Monkeys found a new and unique way to chronicle the rushes of youth, and in doing so created a classic take on a stage of life we all experience. This album could be a blueprint for an imagined future; a reminiscence of the past; or your existence now. No matter where you are in your life, this album will always make sense and resonate, and that is Arctic Monkeys’ true achievement. Passion, belief and style are timeless, and so is this record.”

    What’s Inside
    - VMP exclusive vinyl edition
    - 1LP 180g multi-color “smoke” vinyl
    - 16pg full-color lyric & photo booklet
    - 12x12 art print by Ben Sellon

    More about the record
    http://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/arctic-monkeys-reissue-details/


    Liner notes
    http://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/arctic-monkeys-liner-notes/

    Poem!
    http://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/sheffield-dr-john-cooper-clarke/

    Arctic Monkeys primer
    http://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/arctic-monkeys-primer/




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    Mahgeetah Well-Known Member

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    INB4 actual edit ;)
     
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    I am looking forward to listening to this record but am confused about the choice of a non-remastered version of a readily available record with no particularly special.packaging details as the ROTM. That is all.
     
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    This was just posted in the guess thread. I don't know what it means though.
     
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    Just finished a full listen to the album, while also reading all the lyrics, the ROTM article etc. That was pretty exhausting. I can see people liking it especially if you have some nostalgia for it. My favorite parts were the british accent tbh.
     
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    The British accent is what makes it annoying to me, TBH. I tried listening to this album yesterday and just couldn't make it through the first few songs... And I'm usually okay with British accents (not that they're all the same)...
     
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    It means they used the existing master and cut a new lacquer to make the pressing plates.
     
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    Don't let @Mr Moore hear you say that. Them Sheffieldians can be a mardy bunch!
     
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    They’ve used existing masters before. I was hoping for a new one but it’s not really that unusual.
     
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    Fuckin right mate, I’ll chin ‘im.
     
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    I am super hyped for this release. I got a copy a couple years ago but It has an unfortunate skip right through the chorus of mardy bum. Looking forward to checking out the booklet and getting that awesome art print.
     
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    I'm kind of ignorant to these types of things. Does this mean it could still sound better than the original even though it's not re-mastered. I remember My Morning Jacket sounded a lot better than the existing copy I had and it wasn't a remaster.
     
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    Very possible. I hope so.
     
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    I'm glad you asked, I feel like I'm at Hogwarts learning magic!
     
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    I'm not against that by itself. Its that plus availability. I'm sure I can find this at one of my locals this afternoon. Why have VMP reissue this now? Usually there's an attempt to sell the timing/package...
     
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    I imagine they'll fill any unsold subscriptions when AM announce their Lolla sub-headliner spot tomorrow...
     
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    My current copy is pressed off center and I didn't realize it until 4 years after I bough it so this should already be an improvement :).
     
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    Me thinks we may get a new album announcement from AM soon. There have been murmurings and I think they started booking shows... so it would make sense.
     
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    So @a-b @Clay Conder , any winks if this signals VMP could be doing something with their new album?
     
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    That's what I was thinking as well.

    I think we'll get the opposite of what we got for St. Vincent. ROTM is the reissue and Exclusive for the new album.
     
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