201. Arctic Monkeys - ‘AM’ + Corpse Reviver 2
Ingredients: 1 ounce gin, 1/2 ounce Lillet, 1/2 ounce Cointreau, 1/2 ounce Pernod, 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Mixing Instructions: Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. (via Harry Craddock)
Notes: I’ll be receiving this album in the mail today and I feel like kid on Christmas morning. Having listened to the pre-release stream on iTunes earlier this week, I believe the hype - it’s damn good. After a somewhat wobbly last album, the Arctic Monkeys are not only back in their groove, but, like Vampire Weekend earlier this year, seem to be hitting their ultimate stride. Filled with a glittery mixture of glam rock, doo wop, and 90’s hip hop, this is an album that will tickle even the most critical ear. As Levi said, “You could play most of these songs at a stadium and people would stomp and clap even if they had no idea who it was.” This Fall we’ll have our fair share of sprawling, heady, niche releases, but for now, toast a band who is indeed back from the dead with an album that will have mass appeal for all the right reasons.