“The Car” by Arctic Monkeys

If you are already a fan of Arctic Monkeys, I am sure you will enjoy “The Car.” The album reflects their musical growth and how far they have come, but it is a drastic change from their typical, older style.

The newest Arctic Monkeys album opens with “There’d Better Be A Mirrorball,” a slow opening with great vocals and music. “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am” has similar sounding qualities to the opening, and starts to create a theme for the album. Then comes “Sculptures Of Anything Goes,” a melancholic song with other-worldly riffs.

“Jet Skis On The Moat” dives into the “Funkadelic” style of music, using a mix of funk and psychedelic aspects, to create a unique mix of sounds. The Arctic Monkeys are known for their rock and alternative sound, so the groovy tone sets this album apart from all of their previous ones. Then comes “Body Paint,” which has some orchestral instruments to support lead singer Alex Turner to create a passionate song.

The song with the same name as the album, “The Car,” is a sincere song with a masterful composition of styles blended together to create a deep emotional song.

Following after that is “Big Ideas,” a song with a soft, smooth vibe to it; a riff with a mix enhances the song’s meaning and flows together nicely.

“Hello You” keeps the vibes of the previous song but more and more turns it into a more upbeat song as it progresses and has a more positive feeling. Next is “Mr Schwartz” which tells a story about life as it goes on.

The album closes with “Perfect Sense,” a song that seems to be indirectly telling a story regarding the band’s music, as if the band acknowledges that it will not last forever.

Overall, I think the album shows a great evolution of the Arctic Monkeys’ music and how much the band has grown as a whole, and how Turner grew as a songwriter and performer.

They are most well-known for songs such as “50,” “Do I Wanna Know?” and “Fluorescent Adolescent.” I think fans will enjoy the album. My top picks from this album would be “Jet Skis On The Moat,” “The Car,” and “Big Ideas.”