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Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

For album number three it’s goodbye Sheffield and hello California. But has the arid desert dried up the Monkeys’ provincial charm? Clash finds out... - - - In the interim since ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ - the Monkeys’ 2007-released second album which saw them consolidate the meatier side of their music - frontman Alex Turner took a side-step with The Rascals’ Miles Kane to have some fun as The Last Shadow Puppets.<br/><br/> The duo’s symphonic pop was indebted to Scott Walker, Ennio Morricone and Love, and was about as majestic and lavish as the Monkeys were taut and sparse. Now, ‘Humbug’ is poised to confound the world, as the original Arctics seem to have picked up where the Puppets left off. ....<br/><br/> 3:05 a.m. Friday 31st July 2009 EST
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