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The Age of the Understatement (Domino)

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With their full-time bands, the Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and the Rascals' Miles Kane make loud, blurry Britrock that celebrates Saturday-night debauchery. With their new side project, the Last Shadow Puppets, they settle in and chill for a Sunday-afternoon tribute to the '60s. But The Age of the Understatement is no Panic at the Disco magical mystery tour of talking walruses; rather, Turner and Kane craft a swingin' movie soundtrack, complete with swelling strings and James Bond-style flourishes. Songs like "Standing Next to Me," "Separate and Ever Deadly," and the title tune stir affectionate nostalgia, made by two guys who are barely out of their teens.

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