A Certain Romance
Label: Domino Recording Co
Like Albert Finney's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning factory worker whose words name it, the Arctic Monkeys' debut LP is equal parts ale-soaked smart-arse and disenchanted romantic. Expect saloon bar witticism ("Fake Tales of San Francisco"), flailing nihilism ("I Bet That You Look Good...") and bitter rumination ("When the Sun Goes Down"). Smart, spunky, spiky.