Arctic Monkeys have always known how to play real good rock'n'roll and at the same time have that little kick of adventuress to it, and thankfully in their new single "Brick By Brick" they still do. The song starts with another great raw guitar riff and then is soon followed by the genius of the rhythm section of Arctic Monkeys. There are few other that play with such intensity like them. I love that they all ready after the first vers/chorus combination that is quite repetitive, even though it rocks puts in a little, but oh so great guitar solo. After another verse and refrain, it sound like the song is gonna stop, but instead they go into a slower version of the same theme, and oh, what a lovely sexy version of it, before returning to the original riff.
But most curiously of all, who is singing the verses on this thing, either Alex Turner is doing something crazy amazing and new to his voice or they put one of the other members in the "singer-driver-seat". For a while, I even wondered if it was an actual Arctic Monkeys song, but in the choruses Alex is back, I think.
Oh, yes. I love the video. In true style Arctic Monkeys videos are always good. And I am very glad to hear some amazing guitar riff and arrangements when Radiohead has apparently stopped caring about that ;)