It's been only five years since young British indie-rock media darlings Arctic Monkeys stormed out of the blogs and into the middlestream. Now the group has gotten its footing. Having flirted with punk, stoner rock, and Morrissey-like Britpop, the Monkeys have congealed into a band boasting the best of those genres: frontman Alex Turner sings lyrics that are equally smarmy and witty, he and his bandmates can ably transition between tambourine-driven '60s dance rock into Iggy-worthy spunk (there's even a song called "Brick by Brick" on their... More >>>