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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the British indie rock band led by Alex Turner was produced by James Ford.
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Four Out of Five
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Oct 5, 2018
    100
    The Monkeys' most anti-rock album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino proves their most adventurous, pop accessibility be damned.
  2. 80
    The words themselves are glorious, as frequently absurd and brilliantly imaginative as some of the best sci-fi writers--Arthur C Clarke, Philip K Dick, HG Wells--while the instrumentation recalls their cinematic adaptations, or classic superhero cartoons.
  3. May 24, 2018
    80
    The first listen may be surprising, but repeated listens illuminate that Arctic Monkeys remain progressive and energetic even when style and mood shift dramatically.
  4. May 11, 2018
    75
    Whilst your first few visits to the ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ may feel alien and unwelcoming, you will gravitate ever closer to its shimmering outer-space treasures with each stay.
  5. May 11, 2018
    70
    Though Turner may be sardonic to a fault, making it difficult to determine where the snark ends and genuine sentiment begins, the album is audacious in its conceptual conceit, challenging expectations established through the boozy nightlife anthems of the band's earlier work with an experimental approach that's contemplative and unrepentantly abstruse.
  6. May 11, 2018
    60
    When the Arctic Monkeys’ career comes to be reappraised, this album could be seen as an outlier, or the start of their next phase. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but sometimes, dividing an audience is exactly what you need to do.
  7. May 10, 2018
    40
    The meandering LP can't bear the weight of the man at the piano's indulgences.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 146
  2. Negative: 32 out of 146
  1. May 19, 2018
    10
    Okay, okay, this is a really really strange album, and after a few days I think I know that this album is a masterpiece, and I can perfectlyOkay, okay, this is a really really strange album, and after a few days I think I know that this album is a masterpiece, and I can perfectly understand the negative reception, and this album definitely isn't for everybody. I think that it's so marvellous because it manages to break so many rules of writing music, yet keeps composed and catchy more than often, it's the complete (front) flip of anything that they've ever released. The only thing I would probably have to say about the album is that it's a much more satisfying experience in one sitting. It's a beautiful album, I know it, don't just take a glimpse of 'Four out of Five' and make your judgement then, commit to that $16.99 on itunes. Expand
  2. May 15, 2018
    10
    Great album! Turner's piano play, the slow drum, the intresting guitar themes and that strong hotel lounge feeling composition make this albumGreat album! Turner's piano play, the slow drum, the intresting guitar themes and that strong hotel lounge feeling composition make this album very special, intresting and cool. Expand
  3. May 11, 2018
    10
    An album like no other. Designated in deep space, this thrilling new album provides the band with a diverse catalogue of music and itsAn album like no other. Designated in deep space, this thrilling new album provides the band with a diverse catalogue of music and its dramatic switch shows that the boys have moved on from tracky suits and grey adidas socks to something more.. mature. Expand
  4. May 16, 2018
    8
    Unlike AM, this album is more psychedelic and very reminiscent of John Lennon/ Sgt. Pepper on some of the tracks. The overall vibe is muchUnlike AM, this album is more psychedelic and very reminiscent of John Lennon/ Sgt. Pepper on some of the tracks. The overall vibe is much slower paced and the songs pretty much go in any direction that they want, much like a Jazz song. Piano and base are the major players here and lead guitar plays the supporting role. Each of the individual songs on their own are not meant to be super catchy "hit" songs, but more so thoughtful and introspective sounds that come together to make a relatively coherent psychedelic- "esque" 70's album. Expand
  5. May 14, 2018
    7
    Although it's very different from earlier Arctic Monkeys albums, it's very intruiging, thanks to slick instrumentation and production and AlexAlthough it's very different from earlier Arctic Monkeys albums, it's very intruiging, thanks to slick instrumentation and production and Alex Turners clever lyrics and songwriting.
    There are seemingly no hits and not even many choruses, but it fits the albums overall concept. Definitely grows on you.
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  6. May 11, 2018
    4
    Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino is a highly creative and experimental album that doesn't know which audience it is catered too.

    As someone
    Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino is a highly creative and experimental album that doesn't know which audience it is catered too.

    As someone who is new to the Arctic Monkeys experience, I was expecting a similar sound to their highly reputable "AM" album, but I didn't get that, all I got were out of place sci-fi sounds and a heavy voice that wasn't appealing at all.
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  7. Dec 2, 2018
    0
    They used to be great but this is slow tripe :(. Sad to say but it's probably time they gave up.

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