Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Submarine

Submarine OSTSince 2002, Alex Turner has been the frontman of the band, Arctic Monkeys. He recently released a solo album that was also the soundtrack to the film, Submarine, directed by his friend. He's long been an ace at the narrative lyric, unspooling yarns into tangled, cutting slices-of-life. But with the film providing the storyline, Turner's lyrics tend toward impressionistic details and wallflower observations, filling in the picture rather than trying to retell the script in song. My favorite track, "Piledriver Waltz" tells an odd tale of breakfast at the Heartbreak Hotel and reminding someone, "If you're gonna try to walk on water, make sure to wear your comfortable shoes." Submarine's rich, reminiscent tone finds Turner sounding very much at ease with himself and his talents, offering a swift but satisfying glimpse at that same charming, circumspect young man we knew back when.


15 comments:

Matt said...

Enjoyed your overview and the song was very entrancing. Thanks for this, following.

GamerGanz said...

Thank you for introducing me to this

Kingmush said...

Great soundtrack, never knew he did it.

Joe Clark Cinematography said...

I'll give them a listen!

Zertuzzi said...

i enjoyed it very much mmmm

NSFW said...

Nice music there, thanks for sharing

DIYgamer said...

New to me - I like it!

Toral said...

Haven't heard this before. Cool though!

ARAN said...

Great review!

Jandro said...

yeah good review man. also thanks for including the youtube vid in your blog. saves me precious seconds =P.

Alekseezy said...

Nice tune!

Triper said...

He is awesome!

Pieter said...

Nice music and great review. I'm not a huge Arctic monkeys fan, but they're a fine band!

Finding Cheap Homes said...

Great Song.
And I must say what an great looking blog you have!

Where did you get the template?

Movies on my Mind said...

Alex Turner is too much of a pop star how. He needs to start dating girls who work at his local steel factory in Sheffield again. Keep it real bro.

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