Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)
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25 Of The Most Game-Changing And Influential Albums
11. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)
In among a torrent of what some people uncharitably called "indie landfill", the first Arctic Monkeys album was a bolt of lightning… from Sheffield. Alex Turner's arch lyrics displayed a thoughtful and perceptive take on British culture, while the music was direct, invigorating and undoubtedly self-assured.