Arctic Monkeys ‎– Favourite Worst Nightmare

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Brianstorm 2:50
Teddy Picker 2:43
D Is For Dangerous 2:16
Balaclava 2:49
Fluorescent Adolescent 2:57
Only Ones Who Know 3:02
Do Me A Favour 3:27
This House Is A Circus 3:09
If You Were There, Beware 4:34
The Bad Thing 2:23
Old Yellow Bricks 3:11
505 4:13

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WIGCD188 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Dig) Domino WIGCD188 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
none Arctic Monkeys Album(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Domino none UK 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare (instrumentals)(CDr, Album, Promo) Domino WIGCD188 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(12xFile, MP3, 320) Domino none Europe 2007
WIGCD189LA Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD) Domino WIGCD189LA Mexico 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188OZ Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD188OZ Australia 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188OZ, 094639392421 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino, Domino WIGCD188OZ, 094639392421 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188LAS, 394168-2 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino, EMI Music Brasil Ltda. WIGCD188LAS, 394168-2 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
CDEMCJ (LWD) 6369 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino CDEMCJ (LWD) 6369 South Africa 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188E Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD188E Middle East 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188XJ, HSE-11043 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino Recording Co. Ltd., Hostess Entertainment Unlimited WIGCD188XJ, HSE-11043 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
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WIGCD188US Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD188US Europe 2007 Sell This Version
165436-2 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino 165436-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188AS Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD188AS Philippines 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188J, HSE-10043 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited WIGCD188J, HSE-10043 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
0848482 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album) Domino 0848482 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
EKPD-1400, WIGCD188A Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Dig) EMI Music Korea Ltd., Domino EKPD-1400, WIGCD188A South Korea 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188LA Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Dig) Domino WIGCD188LA Mexico 2007 Sell This Version
DNO 136 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Dig) Domino DNO 136 USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
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WIGCD188LA Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Dig) Domino WIGCD188LA Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
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WIGCD188AS Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Jew) Domino WIGCD188AS Singapore 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188S Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Jew) Domino WIGCD188S Europe 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188S Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Jew) Domino WIGCD188S Europe 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188S Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Jew) Domino WIGCD188S France 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188R Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Unofficial) Domino (4) WIGCD188R Russia 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188R Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Unofficial) Domino (4) WIGCD188R Russia 2007 Sell This Version
WIGCD188 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CDr, Album, Promo) Domino WIGCD188 UK 2007 Sell This Version
KBAKR ARC 0021 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(Cass, Album) Domino KBAKR ARC 0021 Indonesia 2007 Sell This Version
WIGLP188 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(LP, Album, Gat) Domino WIGLP188 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
DNO 136 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(LP, Album, Gat) Domino DNO 136 USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
WIGLP188 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(LP, Album, TP) Domino WIGLP188 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
none Arctic Monkeys Wash & Go Sampler(CDr, Copy Prot., Promo, Smplr) Domino none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Arctic Monkeys Wash & Go Version 2(CDr, Copy Prot., Smplr) Domino none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Arctic Monkeys Wash And Go Album(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Domino none US 2007 Sell This Version
R23 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, RE) No Paper Records, Domino R23 Poland 2013 Sell This Version
WIGLP188 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(LP, Album, RE) Domino WIGLP188 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
534467-1 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Domino 534467-1 USA & Canada 2013 Sell This Version
534467-1 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Domino 534467-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
534467-1 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(LP, RE, TP) Domino 534467-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
TROCM04 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) The Return Of Cassetteman TROCM04 2017 Sell This Version
WIGLP188 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(LP, Album, RE) Domino WIGLP188 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
165436-2 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Unofficial) Domino (4), Universal (3) 165436-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
DNO 136 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare(CD, Album, Unofficial) Domino (4) DNO 136 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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tomi.randrup

tomi.randrup

November 10, 2020
referencing Favourite Worst Nightmare, LP, Album, RP, Gat, 534467-1
any opinion about this quality press? thanks. (word word word)
natgale

natgale

July 11, 2020
referencing Favourite Worst Nightmare, CD, Album, Dig, WIGCD188

I love the Arctic's lyrics and the music is performed very well. It's far from their best album, and I find it just average, it's not bad, just nothing stands out.
hmisko

hmisko

July 7, 2020
referencing Favourite Worst Nightmare, LP, Album, RE, WIGLP188

Probably my most played record in my collection, sounds amazing and it's just a great album in general.
wakai

wakai

June 20, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing Favourite Worst Nightmare, LP, Album, Gat, WIGLP188

Fantastic pressing, very clean sound with no cracks or pops. Great album altogether, they stepped up after already really good debut album. It aged well too, I go back to it often.
tiemedej

tiemedej

April 15, 2020
referencing Favourite Worst Nightmare, LP, Album, RE, WIGLP188
My pressing playback is a bit faster than the digital files. Anyone else with this issue?
draculateeth

draculateeth

August 30, 2016
referencing Favourite Worst Nightmare, LP, Album, Gat, WIGLP188

An utterly unapologetic album. The songs in Favourite Worst Nightmare are all aggressively honest, with lyrics so incisive that it's refreshing. There isn't a bad song on this album; each creation is sonically absolutely brilliant and lyrically keenly observant. Favourite Worst Nightmare is astonishingly accomplished as a sophomore album; it lacks the weighty sound of Arctic Monkeys' later albums, but it actually benefits from this, taking on a youthful and corrosive attitude that is frankly infectious.
ajfenwick

ajfenwick

May 9, 2015
referencing Favourite Worst Nightmare, CD, Album, Dig, WIGCD188
Love them or loathe them for it, the biggest selling point with the Arctic Monkeys has always been their ability to paint sardonic portraits with the smut and scum that lines the gutters of their native Sheffield. With success however, comes the irony that in order to sell big they inevitably get elevated above those fusty hangouts. The Strokes fucked it up, but with their similarly rush-released second offering, Arctic Monkeys appear to have it pegged.

Although the mardy bums, scummy men, riot vans and dreams of naughtiness which littered their debut have been replaced with a more contemplative take on teenage ennui, for the most part it's business as usual - the quartet serving up tales of youthful joy and trepidation whether their protagonists are sobering up outside a Barnsley kebab house at 4am or ingesting a fist of grade A toot courtesy of daddy's plastic.

Sound-wise, 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' is less pop and more punk; less melodious but more urgent. With their intense build-up and releases bolstered by a newfound dark and acerbic layer, the album sees the band moving on from the Libertines-aping chord structures of their debut and pushing in new directions, most noticeably on the surf-guitar balladry of 'Only Ones Who Know' and the rubbery funk of 'D Is For Dangerous'.

With the burden of holding the record for the fastest selling debut album of all time on their shoulders, you can occasionally sense the band's acknowledgment that they need to make a good follow up, but the strain of expectation isn't made too obvious, and it's often used to their advantage. Indeed, on 'Teddy Picker' the self-awareness is channelled into a dark yet jaunty desert rock charged with a sense of knowing danger. An attack on the absurdity of celebrity culture, the track aptly announces the band's position on refusing to whore themselves out, and is skilfully placed alongside 'Brianstorm', the chorus-free take on their time spent wondering what to say to a backstage interloper.

Despite being heralded by some as the heir to the wordy crown of Morrissey, Alex Turner's lyrical output, until now, has been largely overrated - charming and occasionally funny, but rarely poetic or daring. On 'Fluorescent Adolescent', however, the singer's detached lyrical way works wonders when describing the sexual proclivities of a dried-up thirty-something. "She likes her gentleman to be gentle/Was it a Mecca dobber or a betting pencil?" he asks, with the simple, sleazy northern innuendo sketched infinitely sharper than a million Kaiser Chiefs or Maximo Parks.

On 'This House Is A Circus' the frontman coats small town frustrations with a Hollywood sheen singing "We're forever unfulfilled/And can't think why/Like a search for murder clues/In a dead man's eyes" - the celluloid cadence continuing on 'If You Were There, Beware', with its spectral piano line and cadaverous delivery.

With his generous - and occasionally grating - use of the words ‘sunshine' and ‘darling' Turner is a dab hand at being condescending, but on lounge-paced album closer '505' we discover he doesn't have all the answers. Instead, the track sees him open and insecure, with endless months on the road revealing a previously unseen honesty in the singer. With young lust replaced by yearning romance, it's a genuinely touching climax to an album that sees Arctic Monkeys - in the absence of any truly great pop band - remaining Britain's sharpest sonic prospect.
CassettesBkk

CassettesBkk

November 29, 2014
referencing Favourite Worst Nightmare, LP, Album, RP, Gat, 534467-1

Does the rear cover state made in the U.S.A. ? My version states made in Canada. Same barcode, different matrix ; Side A: 1-534467-A-RP-1 (Etched) Side B: 1-534467-B-RP-1 (Etched)