My iPod #134: Arctic Monkeys – Brick by Brick


Are all you Arctic Monkeys fans out there excited? Well, I can’t blame you if you’re waiting in anticipation for their new album “AM” which comes out next week! Yes, it is another Arctic Monkeys song. This wasn’t deliberate, “Brick by Brick” just happened to be after “Brianstorm”.

Can you remember when you were waiting for “Suck It and See” to be released? I do. It wasn’t a very exciting time. GCSEs were going on and everything. Furthermore, the thought of a new Arctic Monkeys album just didn’t matter to me anymore. “Humbug” was alriiight. It was a bit moody, darker and very mature compared to their first two albums. So when ‘their new song called “Brick by Brick” appeared on the front page of the NME website, I was curious but wasn’t expecting anything amazing.

It was the first song to be revealed from “Suck It and See” but was more of a teaser than anything. It has its own video too, which you can obviously see above. I didn’t pay much attention to it, because nothing much happens in it. Personally, “Brick by Brick” is my favourite song from the album. It’s a standard 3 minute rock song, the lyrics are easy to remember and the lead vocals are shared between Alex and Matt. I remember doing my Spanish GCSE in 2011, finishing it and knowing that I aced it and “Brick by Brick” just came into my head on the bus home. I felt so good.

I did end up downloading “Suck It and See”, but wasn’t very impressed by it. “Brick by Brick” is the only song from it that I have on my iPod. Oh, well. “AM” should be better. Right?

Until tomorrow.



Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

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