Arctic Monkeys Top Overhyped Bands List

Joan Anderman of the Boston Globe profiled the rise in over-hyped bands, sparked recently by and the monsterous success of the in the UK. Topping the paper’s list of the most overhyped bands since the year 2000 were the . Anderman writes, “Britain’s New Musical Express named the album ‘Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not’ one of the Top 5 albums of all time. Top 5?!? Over-hyped is too weak a word apparently four kids who can’t even drink legally in the States, in their freshmen effort, have made a better album than bands like the Beatles and the Clash.” Others on the list included My Chemical Romance, , The Strokes, The Libertines, Morningwood, The Killers, Coldplay, The Streets… and Steven Seagal. Read more and check out the overhyped list here.

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