Fans Are Not Happy With Arctic Monkeys’ New Album

The English rock band, Arctic Monkeys, recently released their new album, The Car, and it received mixed reviews from their fans. This is the band’s seventh studio album and has been eagerly awaited by fans.

Fans’ Reactions

As soon as the album dropped, fans took to social media to express their opinions. While some enjoyed the album thoroughly, others were disappointed. One fan said he was surprised how the rock band managed to make another album that wasn’t the best. Another fan said he thought their last album was a disaster but the new one is somehow worse than that. However, alongside the haters, there are fans who loved the new album and expressed their excitement on Twitter. According to some Twitter users, the album is no less than a masterpiece, and everyone should give it a try. A few fans consider the Arctic Monkeys the best and biggest band to ever exist. One talked about how they love the way Arctic Monkeys name their songs. Fans think these new songs are different from what new artists are making these days and a much-needed change.

Arctic Monkeys— Past and Present

The English band was formed in 2002, with Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley, Matt Helders, and Andy Nicholson as the original members. A lot of their albums became fast-selling and won a huge number of awards, from Brits to Mercury Prizes. Their last album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, was released in 2018. After four years, the new album was finally released in October 2022. In a recent interview, Turner talked about the album’s cover and how it was a random picture that Matt captured. He said at the moment when the picture was clicked, it had nothing to do with Arctic Monkeys, but he had a hunch it’d be the next record’s cover. It looks like the hunch did come true.

There May Be An Age Where You Lose Interest In New Music

There’s often a stereotype that older people only like music from the past. They can’t get down to what the kids listen to these days because it’s not as good as the stuff from years ago. Well, it turns out there may be a reason for this, and it’s all tied to their age.

Musical Paralysis

You may think you’ll always be interested in discovering new artists, but that’s not necessarily true. According to a recent survey, there may come a time when your desire to appreciate new music disappears. This was carried out by streaming service Deezer, who questioned 1,000 people on who they listened to. The results highlighted 30.5 as the average age where listeners suffered from “musical paralysis,” meaning they stopped searching for new artists and stuck with what they liked.

Less Open To Experience

30 seems like quite a young age for people to give up on expanding their music taste. However, this kind of discovery has been identified in studies before. Scientists have repeatedly found that the desire to be “open to experience” is something that typically declines with age. People’s sense of curiosity and interest in the unknown seems to fade as they grow older, so this onset of “musical paralysis” makes sense. Obviously, everyone’s different, so you might not experience this to the same extent as someone else. However, if you start losing interest in new artists, this may explain why.

The Optimal Age

Deezer’s survey also identified 24.5 as the ideal age for discovering new music. Apparently, 75% of their respondents listened to at least ten new tracks every week. What’s more, another 64% frequently checked out over five unfamiliar artists every month. If 30 is the age where your music taste gives up, this is the age where it’s most alive.

Anyone else feel like they now need to listen to new music just to prove a point?