Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

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Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (stylised as Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino) is the upcoming sixth studio album by English rock band Arctic Monkeys. It will be released on 11 May 2018 through the Domino Recording Company, following up AM (2013). It is produced by frequent Arctic Monkeys collaborator James Ford and band frontman Alex Turner.

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino:

1 Star Treatment
2 One Point Perspective
3 American Sports
4 Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
5 Golden Trunks
6 Four Out of Five
7 The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
8 Science Fiction
9 She Looks Like Fun
10 Batphone
11 The Ultracheese

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:33 (one year ago) Permalink

i know i probably shouldn't start a new thread for their new album on here but i'm so excited about this that i did it anyways. i still think AM is, by far, the best thing they have ever done so yeah i'm excited.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:36 (one year ago) Permalink

the tracklist is v entertaining. i loved am. i'm in

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:38 (one year ago) Permalink

they are coming to Los Angeles and playing at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and tix are really expensive. i didn't know about this new album, now i have to go to that show. the only other show i saw there was Spoon's They Want My Soul tour and it was a very memorable night.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Their last album was their best, but I'm American. Surprising longevity too -- my college students still know every song licensed for commercials. And I hum "Fireside" and "Why'd You Only Call Me..." every couple months.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:42 (one year ago) Permalink

I was lukewarm on these guys for years until Humbug got its claws in me, which is still my favourite album of theirs although I've warmed to some of their other tracks. It's funny how their debut continues to get all the praise when it's comfortably their worst LP. I'll be giving this a listen.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:40 (one year ago) Permalink

it's funny, looking back on the reviews for AM and seeing the comments now i guess there was/is a lot of love for that album, but i've always been under the impression it was the point where a lot of people stopped being on board for them.

austinb, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:08 (one year ago) Permalink

personally, listening back to it now and remembering both the reason i didn't dig it that much back then (feels a bit rigid, kinda underwritten) but also have a lot more time for it for what it does do well

austinb, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:09 (one year ago) Permalink

not among 21-year-old Miamians! I saw them in 2010 for the Humbug tour in a half-empty auditorium; in 2014 they sold it out.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2018 02:10 (one year ago) Permalink

hah, not surprised there—when AM came out, Alex Turner became the unofficial face of a lot of music tumblr. guess i remember a lot more critical backlash than there actually was, although i still think that NME 10 was a bit much

austinb, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:12 (one year ago) Permalink

fabulous hair too

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2018 02:14 (one year ago) Permalink

slight side note: there's gotta be a cover band a la Mexrissey for these guys, right? like the Arctic Mexikeys or something

austinb, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:17 (one year ago) Permalink

I've noticed the usual suspects are vomiting their snark about the return of this band elsewhere, but it's great to know they're going to put out some new stuff.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:38 (one year ago) Permalink

slight side note: there's gotta be a cover band a la Mexrissey for these guys, right? like the Arctic Mexikeys or something

― austinb

Closest I found

https://youtu.be/j4TUFns6_6c

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:46 (one year ago) Permalink

the Hollywood show has sold out before i was able to get tix. not as bad as today's news in the UK regarding tix, that's a bit insane. one minute and they were gone.

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2018 00:51 (one year ago) Permalink

they have added a new show but not for months or Oct 16 at the Hollywood Bowl.

Price Ranges
FIRST LEVEL BENCH BEHIND BOXES: $37.50 - $99.50
FIRST LEVEL GARDEN BOXES: $99.50
LOWER BOX LEVEL SIDE SEATING: $99.50
POOL GENERAL ADMISSION: $99.50
SECOND LEVEL TERRACE BOXES: $99.50
SIDE BOXES RAMP AREA: $99.50
SOLD IN MULTIPLES OF 2 ONLY: $99.50
BENCH SEATING BOX LEVEL: $79.50
SECOND LEVEL BENCH BEHIND BOXES: $49.50 - $59.50
THIRD LEVEL BENCH BEHIND BOXES: $37.50 - $49.50
FOURTH LEVEL BENCH BEHIND BOXES: $37.50

Bee OK, Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:30 (one year ago) Permalink

i so wanted to go the the Hollywood Forever Cemetery show, this one is not even the same experience.

Bee OK, Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Reviews suggest this is a Turner solo album by any other name, 2 songs don't feature the drummer or the bassist. James 'Klaxons' Righton features too supposedly.

piscesx, Monday, 30 April 2018 01:19 (one year ago) Permalink

fabulous hair too

he's gorgeous.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 30 April 2018 01:28 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm fine with the idea of the occasional Arctic Monkeys track without drums, even though Helders is as integral to the sound of the band as Turner is. James Righton, though!?!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 30 April 2018 11:40 (one year ago) Permalink

it's just really difficult to take seriously a band who perform songs about Real Britain when they've been outed as massive tax dodgers, if people have fallen out of love with them it will be more to do with that than anything they've done musically

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 09:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Perform songs about real Britain? When do they do that?

piscesx, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 10:51 (one year ago) Permalink

On their first album, allegedly. Now they're more like Def Leppard in the sense they're both from Sheffield, USA.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 15:21 (one year ago) Permalink

they have added a second show at the Hollywood Bowl. has anyone seen them live, are they any good live?

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 05:47 (one year ago) Permalink

not a fan of it being on a Tuesday or Wednesday in the heart of Hollywood. man, i'm getting old where shit like that matters. they are going to be in San Francisco the following weekend so it might be that or nothing...

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 05:49 (one year ago) Permalink

http://www.nme.com/news/music/arctic-monkeys-air-new-material-first-show-2018-2307484

All sounds quite Shadow Puppety. I do love this idea that he wants to sound like Dion in the 70s, i couldn't have seen that coming in 2006.

piscesx, Thursday, 3 May 2018 13:41 (one year ago) Permalink

they posted their first show playlist in that link, love that they ended the show with "RU Mine" love, love, love the drumming in that song.

Bee OK, Thursday, 3 May 2018 23:58 (one year ago) Permalink

or maybe it was the video that made me fall in love with the drumming for "RU Mine."

Bee OK, Friday, 4 May 2018 01:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Turner rocking that "been on smack for the last couple of years" look in recent promo pics.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 5 May 2018 13:47 (one year ago) Permalink

i hope he hasn't.

this is pretty beaut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD6eU4p1DKU

piscesx, Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:30 (one year ago) Permalink

fuck me, i'm going to Arctic Monkeys in Hollywood tonight. they released like two tickets and i got one of them.

Bee OK, Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:57 (one year ago) Permalink

ugh Alex Turner's hair

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:59 (one year ago) Permalink

i’m sure you’ll love it, current setlists look fabulous.

piscesx, Saturday, 5 May 2018 19:32 (one year ago) Permalink

and the shows?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:14 (one year ago) Permalink

who the heck is Cameron Avey? should i get there early to see him?

02nd May 2018
CAMERON AVERY ANNOUNCED AS THE SUPPORT FOR SAN DIEGO, LOS ANGELES AND BROOKLYN NY
Cameron Avery has been announced as the support for the following shows:

May 2: San Diego, The Observatory

May 3: San Diego, The Observatory

May 5: Los Angeles, Hollywood Forever Cemetery

May 9: Brooklyn NY, Brooklyn Steel

Bee OK, Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:50 (one year ago) Permalink

watched a Youtube of him, trying to be Roxy Music i think.

Bee OK, Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:56 (one year ago) Permalink

he's in Tame Impala

ufo, Saturday, 5 May 2018 22:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Really? I think I will need to see that.

Bee OK, Saturday, 5 May 2018 23:19 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm so nervous right now I have seen close to 250 shows and this will be only the 2nd one where I'm by myself

Bee OK, Sunday, 6 May 2018 00:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm sure you'll bee ok *shows self out*

cwkiii, Sunday, 6 May 2018 00:49 (one year ago) Permalink

What an incredible time to be alive

Bee OK, Sunday, 6 May 2018 06:09 (one year ago) Permalink

I did work on Cameron Avery's solo record and it's really quite nice, if you wanted a kind of hybrid between the Aussie psych of Tame Impala and more tempered Brit-song

He also plays in Pond iirc

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 6 May 2018 18:05 (one year ago) Permalink

"moth wings" by pond one of my favourite all-time yoga flame 4ever songs

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 6 May 2018 18:16 (one year ago) Permalink

How was the show, Bee OK?

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 6 May 2018 18:40 (one year ago) Permalink

this is how my day started yesterday. i actually had an opportunity to buy tickets when there were some left. my friends were a little slow on letting me know that they wanted to go. by the time they said yes, it was too late. yesterday i decided to look at tickets on my phone and it said there are tickets on sales. i went to buy two tickets and it said, not available try a different quantity. i ran to my computer and tried to buy tickets, it said sold out. so then i had a debate with myself. do i want to go to this concert by myself? i think i still have this ticket on my phone but need to make up my mind. i'm thinking, well i'm probably too late but let's see if it will let me buy just one ticket. it went to the payment page and i was freaking out. i guess i'm going after all.

Bee OK, Sunday, 6 May 2018 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i make my way to Hollywood and find free parking, i'm having a great day, i get out of my car and took this picture:

https://imgur.com/a/MzpxxiY

Bee OK, Sunday, 6 May 2018 19:55 (one year ago) Permalink

let me try that again:

https://imgur.com/Oq2cbUB

Bee OK, Sunday, 6 May 2018 19:56 (one year ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/Oq2cbUB.jpg

Bee OK, Sunday, 6 May 2018 20:00 (one year ago) Permalink

new to Imgur.

Bee OK, Sunday, 6 May 2018 20:01 (one year ago) Permalink

it's kinda funny seeing turner use his newer vocal approach for "dancefloor," but he makes it mostly work imo

lowercase (eric), Sunday, 10 June 2018 12:53 (one year ago) Permalink

that video is so awesome

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 14:55 (one year ago) Permalink

link has been taken away but i was able to watch before that happened. it was great, love that they played "R U Mine."

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2018 01:27 (one year ago) Permalink

this album is so addicting. i always look at my new stuff and think what should i play today. this seems to win on most occasions.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2018 01:28 (one year ago) Permalink

definitely. i went through that spin for awhile, now back to beach house

Slippage (Ross), Thursday, 14 June 2018 03:19 (one year ago) Permalink

the BBC performance was amazing

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:15 (one year ago) Permalink

excuse me miss, i lost train of thoooughrt

flopson, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the ex-cit-ing
sound of data storage
first thing in the morning

flopson, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:56 (eleven months ago) Permalink

smile like you got a straw in something
tropicaaal

flopson, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

but the truth is i'm probably not... if I ever was

good line and poignant delivery right here

Milton, Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i lost the money
lost the keys
but i'm still handcuffed to the briefcase

difficult listening hour, Friday, 22 June 2018 07:27 (eleven months ago) Permalink

This is like if ween and three dog night had a bastard

I like it

El Tomboto, Saturday, 23 June 2018 15:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Ween's a good spot!

There's another Spotify playlist here, the music they've been playing in the hour or so before they come on at shows

https://open.spotify.com/user/nobodytoldme/playlist/6MwQUZDrUdBs2UW3vMZDu0?si=Y_07xtgrR6yPgrS4n33R3Q

piscesx, Saturday, 23 June 2018 15:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

cockney rebel just occurred to me as well

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 23 June 2018 18:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i somehow haven't posted on this thread yet, but this is obviously fantastic. "four stars out of five" is the obvious standout, but i'm really digging the final two tracks right now. "batphone" has my favorite piano part on the record and i love the slinky guitar and the chintzy synth. and "the ultracheese" is a beautiful country torch song, reminds me a bit of conway twitty and a bit of "on top of old smoky"

paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Killer pink flamingos
Computer controlled
Panoramic windows looking out across your soul

paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I think a lot of fans of the album might appreciate this from The Last Shadow Puppets, Alex Turner wrote this one on his own and it features no Miles Kane vocal either so it's essentially a solo song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omm4d6aCR5k

piscesx, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 15:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

That "moon's side boob" lyric, tho!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 15:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

ugh Alex Turner's hair

― morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:59 PM (two months ago)

you'll be thrilled to see he's done.. something about that:

he just wanted to be one of the damn strokes!!1! @ArcticMonkeys @thestrokes pic.twitter.com/yBbKCoWuji

— mon (@folkgoth) July 25, 2018

willem, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 08:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

four stars out of five!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 10:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

oh has he had a haircut?

Mark G, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

he looks like Nick Jonas

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

he's a total beaver

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 14:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

This album is still sounding great to me - the only track that I'm not keen on is 'Batphone', which doesn't seem to have grown on me all that much. Still, the rest of the album is fantastic.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 17:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

album reminds me of pulp this is hardcore a lot

i love this record but sometimes the vocals get in the way for me, after a whole record it is a little wearying..first half is absolutely solid tho and stellar closer

sleepy sweet (Ross), Thursday, 2 August 2018 17:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

It doesn't remind me of This is Hardcore at all!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 2 August 2018 18:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

really just the song dishes i think tbh

eris (Ross), Thursday, 2 August 2018 18:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

what the fuck

ciderpress, Saturday, 12 January 2019 04:08 (five months ago) Permalink

Why?

Mark G, Saturday, 12 January 2019 13:41 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

do more people “get” this record now? bc it’s fucking amazing

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 22:05 (two months ago) Permalink

It's a good record that I haven't felt the need to listen to for months.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 22:21 (two months ago) Permalink

thanks anyone else

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 22:44 (two months ago) Permalink

i haven't put it on in a while but i still know all the words

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:05 (two months ago) Permalink

I made a note to relisten.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:54 (two months ago) Permalink

thought it was amazing and their best and haven't been unconvinced of that yet.

Simon H., Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:56 (two months ago) Permalink

still think AM is their best but this album is also really good. there was a point where i couldn't stop listening to it and not a lot of albums do that to me anymore. this concert was also really, really good. it will be interesting what they do next.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:00 (two months ago) Permalink

I think the first half is really strong, it peaks with 'Four Out of Five', and then the second half isn't as good as the first but has a couple of highlights ('She Looks Like Fun' and 'The Ultracheese') - The part where 'One Point Perspective' segues into 'American Sports' is still my favourite part of the album, and I have no time at all for 'Batphone'. I played the shit out of the album when it was first released, and while I still love the fact that it rubs fans of their earlier work up the wrong way, I think AM and Humbug are better albums.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:37 (two months ago) Permalink

'star treatment' came on at the bar last nite and i couln't help but sing along to the whole thing

flopson, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 05:11 (two months ago) Permalink

should do a trax poll

flopson, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 05:12 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah, I love this record

josh winters (josh), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 06:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Still love the best tracks, and the BBC live show thing from last year is up in full now on YouTube, featuring many older tunes 'done' in a
Tranquility Base style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J9AzL0wMcA

piscesx, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 12:11 (two months ago) Permalink

agreed with those who say this is their best album, disagree with those who have no time for batphone

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:04 (two months ago) Permalink

"Batphone" rules!

Simon H., Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:05 (two months ago) Permalink

if anything I hope their next one pushes the sparseness even further just to annoy ppl

Simon H., Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:05 (two months ago) Permalink

'Batphone' is one of the dullest things this band have ever done. An absolute waste of time.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:15 (two months ago) Permalink

sorry, we're talking about the song "batphone" by the arctic monkeys, not "bananaphone" by raffi

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:16 (two months ago) Permalink

thanks again turrican for weighing in with the intellectual rigor of a youtube comment

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Hey, I'm all for people wasting their own time, as long as it ain't mine.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:18 (two months ago) Permalink

I launch my fragrance called "Integrity"
I sell the fact that I can't be bought

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:19 (two months ago) Permalink

the intellectual rigor of a youtube comment

Turrican needs to up his game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gQrjweCqE8

sbahnhof, Saturday, 13 April 2019 06:42 (two months ago) Permalink


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