The Last Shadow Puppets ‎– The Age Of The Understatement

Domino ‎– WIGCD208
CD, Album, Digipak


1 The Age Of The Understatement 3:08
2 Standing Next To Me 2:18
3 Calm Like You 2:26
4 Separate And Ever Deadly 2:38
5 The Chamber 2:37
6 Only The Truth 2:44
7 My Mistakes Were Made For You 3:05
8 Black Plant 4:00
9 I Don't Like You Anymore 3:05
10 In My Room 2:29
11 Meeting Place 3:56
12 The Time Has Come Again 2:22

Companies, etc.



Single fold digipak with plastic disk mount and insert booklet slipped into the inside front cover.
Insert booklet includes lyrics.

Recorded at Black Box Studios, France, except track 4 recorded at RAK Studios, London.
Orchestra recorded at British Grove Studio, London.
Mixed at RAK Studios, London.

Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / Deltasonic Music Ltd.

Miles Kane appears courtesy of Deltasonic Records.

℗&©2008 Domino Recording Co Ltd.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 034202 020820
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC10192
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Sound Performance / WIGCD208 / 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): WIGCD208 01 Sound Performance [Sound Performance logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L136
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 04AA
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2 (Stamped into Hub)): IFPI 0408
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2 (Stamped into Matrix)): IFPI 04AQ
  • Other (Variant 2 (Stamped into Hub)): MADE IN UK

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April 21, 2008

This is quite a good little debut album. The Last Shadow Puppets' music, in my opinion, is very much reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys. I suppose this is unsurprising considering Alex Turner's role in the band, but Miles Kane's inclusion in the band has done little to change the Arctic Monkeys sound, in my opinion. Perhpas they have a slightly grungier feel, but it seems to me Turner is the dominant force in the production of this album.

I think the addition of the London Metropolitan Orchestra, however, certainly benefits their music and saves them from being just another unoriginal britrock band. While I would've expected this to be a stupid attempt at experimentation on the part of the band when reading the liner notes, clearly they've pulled off this risk. Unlike some bands, they use this instrumentation when it is suitable to the album itself, rather than throwing copious and unnecessary instrumentation in, as some bands are wont to do. In fact, they really shine when they include orchestral arrangements, giving them a very fresh feel to fans weary of conventional britrock.

All in all, a good debut album.