"Hype" is probably the nastiest of all four-letter words these days, and no band on earth right now has more of it than the Arctic Monkeys. Over the last seven months, the Sheffield quartet—none of whom are of American drinking age—has been lauded as 2005's Best Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards. Their sound and/or lyrics have drawn comparisons to such monsters of Brit rock as the Clash, early Elvis Costello, the Jam, Blur, Pulp, and the Smiths. Furthermore, they've been declared the most "important" British band since (pick one) Oasis, the Sex Pistols, or, it has even been dared, the Beatles. The... More >>>