Music Review

The Age of the Understatement (2008)

The Last Shadow Puppets | PUPPETS' SHOW Indie-rockers Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane (The Rascals) are pulling the strings on their collaboration The Age of the Understatement
PUPPETS' SHOW Indie-rockers Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane (The Rascals) are pulling the strings on their collaboration The Age of the Understatement

Details Release Date: May 06, 2008; Lead Performance: The Last Shadow Puppets; Genres: Indie Rock, Pop

The Last Shadow Puppets, a.k.a. Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and the Rascals' Miles Kane, is an ambitious departure for the U.K. indie rockers. Their debut boasts galloping rhythms and vibrato guitars that are indebted to the work of spaghetti-Western soundtrack maestro Ennio Morricone and lovely orchestrations that call to mind pop-melodrama king Scott Walker. The Age of the Understatement is ultimately an auspicious work from a couple of twentysomethings looking to transcend the term ''side project.'' B+
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Originally posted May 09, 2008 Published in issue #991 May 16, 2008 Order article reprints