Arctic Monkeys

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2030 (The 2031 Induction Ceremony)


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not (2006)
AM (2013)

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I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor (2005)
Do I Wanna Know? (2013)

Arctic Monkeys @ Wikipedia

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Will Arctic Monkeys be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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they should be... they new record kicks harder!!

Posted by realmusic on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 00:32am


time will tell....but unless they flame out most likely yes

Posted by Hummer on Wednesday, 04.11.07 @ 16:15pm


They're 2 for 2 in terms of quality albums thus far. I'd expect them to be a lock by the time they get there.

Posted by Jon on Monday, 05.7.07 @ 19:45pm


to be honest theyr doesnt look to b alot of competition so despite my better nature: Yes

Not alot of influencing going on, so maybe not

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 12:12pm


IF the Rock & Roll hall of fame lasts this long, they will be a shoe-in for first year induction by a gigantic landslide. They will be extremely influential. More so than the Kaiser Cheifs and Bloc Party, the other two big acts from this wave of British guitar groups. If they don't get in, and oh say Panic! at the Disco does, all hope is lost.

Posted by Ryan Gibbs on Saturday, 05.19.07 @ 13:50pm


yeeeeesss!!!!!!!!!!! they're 1 of my favorite modern day bands and i hate modern music my other modern favorites r white stripes modest mouse audioslave rhcp wolfmother franz ferdinand maroon 5 and thats about it

Posted by rockrockandroll on Friday, 05.25.07 @ 19:00pm


oh yeah i forgot yeah yeah yeahs

Posted by rockrockandroll on Friday, 05.25.07 @ 19:02pm


1. their music isn't as fantastic as the hype says it is
2. they aren't innovative in the slightest
3. probably too english, aswell, which never helps since we're discussing an american RRHOF

Posted by liam on Saturday, 10.13.07 @ 16:54pm


Hey Liam, what exactly is the hype on these guys? I do own their debut, and like it fine, but what is all the hoopla about? How are they regarded in the UK?
Are they considered a British garage revival band, or something else?

Posted by Mex on Monday, 12.10.07 @ 13:51pm


You see, Mex, there's this magazine called the NME over here (UK). And like all magazines, it has to sell copies. And the way it does that is by hyping up an artist, and then whacking in a load of merchandise with its copies to do with said artist.

And at the moment (or a short while ago, there's this bunch called the Courteeners causing a bit of a rumble with their upcoming debut LP, and all the Mancunian ego 'my album's gonna top the Stone Roses, the Smiths and Definitely Maybe!!!' shit to go with it), the Arctic Monkeys seem to be that band. Quite obviously, the NME decided to go for the closest thing to Oasis they could get there hands on, whilst not straying TOO far from the Coral, the previous 'hypers'.

I actually do recommend you looking up The Coral if you "like it [AM] fine", as I personally think they are a better band.

Posted by liam on Monday, 12.10.07 @ 14:00pm


With that logic, the Monkeys'll be sure Hall of Famers, seeing as Oasis will have certainly been in the Hall for years at this point. At least if the gutless swine on the selection committee have handpicked successors with as little class and gumption.

Not that I have anything against Oasis, mind you. They're certainly there in the sales department, as well as the "capturing the adoration of a whole nation" sort of thing. I don't really view them as the most original chaps, honestly....an argument you could also make for the Arctic Monkeys.

However, the improbable rise to prominence of AM deserves a bit of credit. Did any of the other NME acts named here capture the collective consciousness of the record-buying public in the same manner? I would daresay not.

In addition...being a lowly Pennsylvanian boy with not a hip English bone in my body, they sound remarkably fresh and interesting to me (especially as I have nearly zero experience with their primary influences).

Posted by D on Wednesday, 01.9.08 @ 04:35am


I'd say Oasis will probably get in eventually, not because of their large influence on UK music (which they do have), but because they're one of the most recent british groups to make a mark in the USA.

I wouldn't mind the AM's to get in, as compared to all the current mainstream artists, they're pretty fantastic.

D, I'd recommend that you look into the Smiths, the Jam, The Clash and the Libertines.

Posted by liam on Wednesday, 01.9.08 @ 07:42am


Too early to call...they will need 2 more albums before a good opinion is made.

Posted by maplejet on Tuesday, 06.24.08 @ 11:36am


Hell NO!!! NO NO NO!

Posted by AntiIndie on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 18:51pm


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Posted by CJ on Friday, 06.12.09 @ 16:46pm


Thanks for input CJ. Now can you please redirect yourself to the Arctic Monkeys fan page.

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 06.12.09 @ 18:01pm


K, I don't know what in the world CJ was going on about.. but, I do believe the Arctic Monkeys will get in. I'm not saying they deserve it yet, but with "Whatever People say I am" and "Favorite Worst Nightmare", they definitely showed potential. And their new record, "Humbug", shows a change in sound, meaning that they are open to many different styles. Putting them in and not "The Strokes" would be a sin, but who knows? Perhaps Arctic Monkeys will soar above and beyond them. And I certainly believe they show great potential.

Posted by Calzone on Tuesday, 08.25.09 @ 16:23pm


I definitely think they will prove to be consistently great. And they will deserve to get in.

Posted by A Girl on Tuesday, 02.2.10 @ 15:49pm


I voted! :)

Posted by Lesley Jackson on Friday, 07.2.10 @ 15:37pm


they are definitely a band which is growing, becoming better, and musically more innovative and diverse. i have a good feeling about their future.

Posted by Dawson Low on Monday, 08.9.10 @ 17:36pm


Not even close to worthy right now, but they are a pretty good band, and better than most of what's topping the UK charts right now. Any time you can stand out from the rest of the indie crowd you deserve some credit. They'll need some legitimate Stateside success in order to have a proper chance, however, as well as making some "head-and-shoulders above the rest" kind of music.

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 11.28.10 @ 08:06am


I stand by the "pretty good" comment. Fantastic debut, but their recent one didn't do anything for me... kind of reminiscent of where Oasis went wrong. I'll look into what happened in between, but the answer really depends on what happens from here on out. Cracking America would help, as aside from a crossover single or two they haven't really done much there.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 07.18.11 @ 14:49pm


Well, it's been 5 years, and 4 albums, and this supposedly great band is now jerking the curtain for mediocrity like the Black Keys.

Turns out all the hype was just... ...hype.

Go figure.

Next?

Posted by Joe C on Friday, 01.13.12 @ 10:02am


I haven't paid attention to the Arctic Monkeys' recent stuff much so I can't comment on its quality, but the Black Keys are hardly on the road to mediocrity.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 01.13.12 @ 11:17am


'Tis a shame.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 01.13.12 @ 13:16pm


Worse than patd!

Posted by andrew on Monday, 04.7.14 @ 19:40pm


You know, just because you personally think their newer work isn't good, doesn't mean they don't have a a chance getting into the Hall. Their recent album is their most successful yet and their increased fan base because of that they've been their most influential at this point. Their fanbase has increased a ton cause of the new album, meaning they will likely continue to sell cause of their recent popularity. And just because they have a more mainstream rock sound now, doesn't make them an awful band. That's something pretentious hipsters say. Popularity and more mainstream attention doesn't make them bad. I still think they have and still will have a cance!

Posted by Aaron Wolf on Saturday, 05.24.14 @ 19:39pm


I agree. The move to a more rock-based sound has worked fairly well for them. It placed them on the radar of commercial radio (for whatever that's worth these days) & has guaranteed that a few more people have heard them. Had they stayed the way they were a decade ago, they'd be nowhere right now.

They did what they had to, to evolve & stick around. More power to them.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 05.25.14 @ 06:21am


In fact, now that I look at what's been inducted into the Song/Album Project, it's a shame that the song "Crying Lightning" hasn't been considered. It's where they made their first real break from the dance sound.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 05.25.14 @ 06:23am


... Dance sound?

Anyhow, I think Arctic has a better chance than any other rock band to come from the UK in the past 10 years in getting inducted, especially now they're having real commercial success outside of the UK.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 05.25.14 @ 14:10pm


saw this band at Bonnaroo. They were the last act to play on main stage before Elton. Massive crowd for them and I thought they rose to the occasion. Will probably be seeing them a couple of more times before 'Festival Season' is over.

They will headline at Loufest & will also be at Voodoofest (among others). Would definitely recommend seeing them live.

Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 06.20.14 @ 14:42pm


In the entire 8-year period past Kanye West and Arcade Fire, I would argue this is the one band that has a decent chance. Sorry Vampire Weekend, you still have quite a battle. Arctic Monkeys just needs one more album that has both high quality and high mainstream appeal and they will probably be inducted 16-20 years from now.

Posted by Paul K on Saturday, 06.21.14 @ 02:05am


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