Monday, October 17, 2005

Not The Single of the Week...with Lewis

After last week's free-for-all I thought it would be a great idea to ressurect the anti-single of the week posts Jamie used to do and so invited Lewis to blog for WL full time. So, in a bit of contrast to his 'victim' of choice last week, Lewis has chosen to the review the single from the incredibly hyped-up Arctic Monkeys. Enjoy!
- Hannah

Arctic Monkeys - 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'
Ah, there is nought so fresh on an autumnal morn as the scent of freshly-laid hype! This marauding, illiterate hoedown, riding on thecoat-tails of the frankly otiose Pete Doherty, comes championed by the frankly otiose NME (one senses a pattern here) and their house policy of voice-of-a-generation masturbation - plugging bands that offer a quick, empty thrill, in the hope that they'll become vital enough to reprezent today's Yoof, man. The Arctic Monkeys are the typical kind of ephemera that characterizes this way of thinking, with their boring, hedonistic lyrics and hackneyed sound. Unfortunately, this inertia seems to have currently infested the entire mainstream indie scene. Oh, Britpop. Whatever happened to you?