On January 23, 2006.


On January 23, 2006, “Domino” label released “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not”, the debut Arctic Monkeys studio album.  It was recorded June – September 2005, and was produced by Jim Abbiss and Alan Smyth. With sale of more than 360.000, copies in its first week, the album become the fastest selling debut album in British music history and  has gone quintu platinum in the UK. In 2006 it received the “Mercury Prize for Best Album”. In 2013, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” at number 371 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and the 30th greatest debut album of all time. In October 2013, magazine “New Musical  Express” ranked the album at number 19 in ist poll of the “500 greatest albums of all time”.


  • Alex Turner- lead vocals, guitar
  • Jamie Cook- guitars, backing vocals
  • Andy Nicholson- bass, backing vocals
  • Matt Helders- drums, percussion, co-lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Juno Liverpool – design
  • Alexandra Wolkowicz – photography
  • Andy Brown – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Alex Turner, except where noted.

  1. The View from the Afternoon
  2. I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
  3. Fake Tales of San Francisco
  4. Dancing Shoes
  5. You Probably Couldn’t See for the Lights But You Were Staring Straight at Me
  6. Still Take You Home
  7. Riot Van
  8. Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
  9. Mardy Bum
  10. Perhaps Vampires is a Bit Strong But…
  11. From the Ritz to the Rubble
  12. A Certain Romance



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