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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:38 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

fabulous hair too

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2018 02:14 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:46 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Price Ranges

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

fabulous hair too

he's gorgeous.

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

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

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

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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago) Permalink

i hope he hasn't.

this is pretty beaut

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

ugh Alex Turner's hair

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

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

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

and the shows?

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

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

02nd May 2018
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 month ago) Permalink

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

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

he's in Tame Impala

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

Really? I think I will need to see that.

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

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

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

What an incredible time to be alive

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

How was the show, Bee OK?

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

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

let me try that again:

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

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

new to Imgur.

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

from the RS article regarding cover art:

"I was going to the art supply store quite often".

"I became consumed by that. Getting up in the middle of the night and delving in. I kept calling it the lobby model, like the idea that sometimes those things sit in the lobbies of the buildings they represent - like in The Shining, with the miniature hedge maze in the lobby, and he's looking in there and then he sees the people are in there".

California scheming (Ross), Monday, 28 May 2018 22:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

'Batphone' is pretty much the only track that I find to be not as good as the others. At the moment, anyway. They're maturing really nicely as a band though, and they eventually won me over which is quite something given that 12 years ago I thought they were fucking awful.

(x-post to Brad)

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 28 May 2018 22:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

batphone is a little weird but the prior track references bruce wayne manor, so points for consistency??

California scheming (Ross), Monday, 28 May 2018 22:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the guitars sound a lot like portishead on this, frazzled and mono

California scheming (Ross), Monday, 28 May 2018 22:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it's all getting gentrifiiiied

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 02:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the only time that we stop laughing
is to breathe
or steal a kiss

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 02:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

and I really hope it pisses off the fans who wrongly think they never bettered their first album.

Yes, that's what's really important. Maybe put it as a sticker on the cover?

Poisoned by Johan's pea soup. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 08:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Did I tell you about that
Time I was sucked into a hole?

California scheming (Ross), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink


devvvine, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also this album does in fact rock

Track 3 loud on the stereo banged hard!

California scheming (Ross), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

can't get enough of this

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Me too man. It’s like crack but (cheaper)

Ross, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

you people have mad cow disease

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Your face

Ross, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

idk what you're not hearing here alfred

i revisited favourite worst nightmare the other day and it's great, those opening two tracks are furious, but it gets kinda loose on the second side!

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Alfred needs a cock tail

Ross, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

every time i listen i latch onto a different lyric, bass lick, drum fill

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Lyrics are so self effacing and funny it’s easy to love

Ross, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like half the album! But I can't get past the mismatch of ambition and prowess. He can't sing these songs, crams too many words, and sounds awful doing so.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

after a few listens the words relaxed really nicely into the knotting song structures. i have zero problems with his singing here

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 22:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I actually totally get what Alfred’s saying


There’s definitely a lot of space filling with esoteric lyrics. I noticed this the other night when my buddy was over. It’s not really
Background music and commands everything

Ross, Thursday, 31 May 2018 03:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Humbug > Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino > AM > Suck It and See > Favourite Worst Nightmare >>> The debut.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Descending order:

Favourite Worst Nightmare
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

tranquility > humbug > nightmare > am > suck > debut

devvvine, Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink


piscesx, Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I suppose we aren’t really friends anymore

synonym toast crunch (Ross), Friday, 1 June 2018 14:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

tranquility > humbug > nightmare > am > suck > debut

― devvvine, Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:04 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

absolutely correct, wow

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Friday, 1 June 2018 14:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

here ain't no place for dolls like you and me

devvvine, Friday, 1 June 2018 14:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The rolling stone issue in which the band was recently featured gave the album 2 stars.


“The Arctic Monkeys have come a long way since the stun-gun punk of their 2006 hit “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”. A really long way. Their first LP in five years is a lounge-rock odyssey set in a casino piano bar on the moon. Frontman Alex Turner lands somewhere between glum-glam Bowie and Dean Martin on tracks like “Star Treatment” where he croons, “I’m a big name in deep space, ask your mates/But golden boy’s in bad shape.”
It’s not without a certain vermouth-zonked charm. But after a while in Turner’s wee small hours, you may want to hop the next shuttle back to Earth.

synonym toast crunch (Ross), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

BBC2 tomorrow night

A new Arctic Monkeys BBC special will air tomorrow (June 8).
The band will be the latest to be the subject of an At The BBC show, following in the footsteps of the likes of Adele, Sam Smith, Harry Styles and U2, amongst others.

Fans had petitioned for the band to be given a live concert special on the network

piscesx, Thursday, 7 June 2018 20:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

OK he's really trying for "Vogue photographer circa 1976" isn't he

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 June 2018 20:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he is, i love it.

piscesx, Thursday, 7 June 2018 20:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if you are a fassbinder fan you can't help but see the connection between him and the aesthetic on a lot of these recent shots

clouds (peanutbuttereverysingleday), Friday, 8 June 2018 09:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i went to Target today and saw this for $8.99 and almost bought it, but i resisted my impulse buy as i don't buy CDs any longer. it seemed like such a good deal but still passed.

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Four stars out of five!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 9 June 2018 01:51 (one week ago) Permalink

And that's unheard of!

Simon H., Saturday, 9 June 2018 02:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Good session on bbc2 last night

Mark G, Saturday, 9 June 2018 07:18 (one week ago) Permalink

is that on-line anywhere?

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 June 2018 20:59 (one week ago) Permalink

devvvine, Sunday, 10 June 2018 12:29 (one week 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 week ago) Permalink

that video is so awesome

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

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

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

the BBC performance was amazing

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

excuse me miss, i lost train of thoooughrt

flopson, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:43 (two days ago) Permalink

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

flopson, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:56 (two days ago) Permalink

smile like you got a straw in something

flopson, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:04 (two days 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 (yesterday) 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 (nine hours ago) Permalink

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