Arctic Monkeys

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

№ 64
April 2018

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.

- VMP exclusive vinyl edition

- 1LP 180g multi-color “smoke” vinyl

- 16pg full-color lyric & photo booklet

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Everything You Need To Know About Our ‘Whatever People Say I Am’ Reissue

Learn about the package, and why we picked this album, over here.

Arctics
“Whether it’s the constant rain, the word of mouth that comes from a large number of people living together on a island, or that we’re still trying to compensate for the fact the most influential rock star of all time only ever visited the UK on his way home from the Army, the explosive, era-defining British debut album is a practically a sub-genre in its own right.

Paul Stokes

Read our Liner Notes for Whatever People Say I Am, written by a writer for the NME when the album made landfall in the U.K., here.

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“Sheffield” by Dr. John Cooper Clarke

Read a poem inspired by Arctic Monkeys’ hometown by the punk poet laureate here.

An Arctic Monkeys Primer

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This month, members of our Vinyl Me, Please Classics will receive William Bell’s The Soul Of A Bell, the debut album from one of the original stars of Stax Records. It hasn’t been reissued since 1967. Learn more here.

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