Cover image for Tranquility base hotel & casino [compact disc] / Arctic Monkeys.
Tranquility base hotel & casino [compact disc] / Arctic Monkeys.
Title Variants:
Tranquility base hotel and casino
Publication Information:
Brooklyn, New York : Domino Recording Co., [2018]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (approximately 41 min.) : CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container spine.

Compact disc.

Lyrics on container insert.
Star treatment -- One point perspective -- American sports -- Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino -- Golden trunks -- Four out of five -- The world's first ever monster truck front flip -- Science fiction -- She looks like fun -- Batphone -- The ultracheese.
Arctic Monkeys are back with the follow-up to their platinum-selling 2013 album AM. Their latest includes the tracks Star Treatment; Golden Trunks; Science Fiction; and The Ultracheese.


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It was inevitable that Alex Turner would incorporate the loungey swagger of his busman's holiday the Last Shadow Puppets into his main gig of the Arctic Monkeys, yet the soft louche touch of Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino comes as something of a shock. Chalk it up, perhaps, to the fact that Turner was a mere 32 years old when he unleashed Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino onto the world, a young age that seems older because Arctic Monkeys released their debut when he was just 19. Throughout Tranquility Base, Turner comes across as if he were much, much older than his actual age, cocking an eyebrow to a potential paramour who has the audacity to have never seen Blade Runner, and reminiscing about the '70s -- a decade he never saw. He may have been born at the height of Brothers in Arms, but Turner fetishes the swinging sci-fi '60s, winking at futurism while acknowledging that its starry potential has curdled in the digital age. Tranquility Base hints at these dashed dreams in its stylish soft contours, which are neither retro nor modern: they're hung suspended between these two extremes, sounding precisely like Alex Turner while never touching upon the frenzied, heavy roar of the Monkeys. Perhaps it's easy to miss that youthful punchiness, but the expansive aural horizons of Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino suggest there are plenty of avenues for Turner to steer Arctic Monkeys into a fruitful middle age. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine