Being a vinyl collector and a former jukebox owner, I own hundreds of singles. About 99 percent of those singles have never been flipped over to check out the B side, the few that have, usually leave me with a bad taste in my mouth. B sides on the singles are a lot like B movies… BAD. It’s usually that one song on the album you could do without and hate listening to.
Then along came Arctic Monkeys. Many of their B sides have went on to become some of my favorite songs (but then again, I usually can find no wrong in any of their songs, so this might be a bit biased) Once again they have managed to pull off an epic B side with Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You, the B side to Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High.
Maybe it is the exclusivity of these songs, they do not appear on the albums. Maybe it is just that Alex Turner magic. What ever it is, I see Stop The World taking its place in the already long list of favourite songs by them.
The new album AM will be released on September 9th.