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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich praises Arctic Monkeys as “main musical mainstay” of 2018

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich recently revealed that the band which left the largest of marks on his musical year was the Arctic Monkeys. The renowned drummer shared his priase and admiration for the band’s recent album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino which came out in May.

Lars said the record, which came out earlier this year and maybe many a top position in the ‘end of year lists’ (ahem), was “incredible record”. Revealing in the Maxim interview that it made him want to “go back and revisit their whole catalog because each record is so different. You’d go back and revisit things from previous records and fall in love with them for different reasons than you did five years ago or eight years ago.”

While this isn’t the first time Ulrich has heaped praise on Alex Turner & Co. it is nice to see that the album clearly transcended genres. Where previous albums always provided a strong back beat and a heavy guitar riff TBHC offered a much more slick and sultry sound.

“When I’m working out or driving from point A to point B, I listen more to the Arctic Monkeys than anything else. Their new album [‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’] that came out in May is just an incredible record,” he said.

“It just makes you want to go back and revisit their whole catalog because each record is so different. You’d go back and revisit things from previous records and fall in love with them for different reasons than you did five years ago or eight years ago.

“I would say when I think of 2018, the main musical mainstay is definitely the Arctic Monkeys for me. But lately, I’ve spent a lot of my free time seeing films.”

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