i can literally talk about it all day for a week (and i do, sometimes) but ill try and sum it up the best way i can:
i will probably always like the arctic monkeys, but they took a bad turn in 2010 and went downhill from there. though my disappointment towards the band cant even compare to the one i have with alex turner. ever since i heard them in 2007, i was in love with him. watched and listened to interviews where he was such a shy, lovely person who had this awkward laugh, big smile and kind behavior, and now i am confronted with a sly, smug, haughty person, with a self satisfied arrogant smirk, a wanna-be haircut that is probably smeared with hand made oil made by fans’s tears, sunglasses indoors, a pout and a one-raised eyebrow that is used as a replacement for his smile. in interviews you can actually see that his head is so fulled of piss by the fact that he is a so called ‘rock god’. he became a cliche, and a bad, tacky one.
but that would have been fine if the music didnt match the tone of his newly, oil smeared personality- the music has changed, too. if once it was slightly awkward yet absolutely charming, original, honest and great, now its worn out, a hard try at doing something cool yet original (failing miserably), tacky, shallow, lacks the vulnerability that was so well putted in the beginning, (dare i say-) commercialized, wanna-be rock cliche and just generally okay.
its just… the disappointment is infuriating