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Arctic Monkey stretches out in the California sun

The Last Shadow Puppets; Rolling Stone; Album Review; Everything You've Come to Expect

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 29: Alex Turner from The Last Shadow Puppets performs at L'Olympia on March 29, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns)

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Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has been chronicling late-night disaffection for a decade. But he's come a long way musically from the Monks' early machine-gun guitar charge. The second album he's made with buddy Miles Kane as Last Shadow Puppets is drowsily gorgeous, soft-focus California burnout, á la Beck and art-pop icon Scott Walker. "I guess the coastal air gets a girl to reflect," sings Turner (who recently moved from the U.K. to L.A.) on the title track; string-bathed drifters like "Dracula Teeth" and "The Dream Synopsis" show it can do wonders for a boy too.


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