The Age of the Understatement

Domino Recording Co.
Release date
6 May 2008
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Age of the Understatement 3:06 361,273
2 Standing Next to Me 2:17 355,572
3 Calm Like You 2:25 279,979
4 Seperate And Ever Deadly 2:37 10,925
5 Chamber 2:36 9,302
6 Only the Truth 2:43 217,077
7 My Mistakes Were Made for You 3:03 315,748
8 Black Plant 3:58 223,924
9 I Don't Like You Any More 3:04 27,804
10 In My Room 2:28 210,714
11 Meeting Place 3:55 221,097
12 The Time Has Come Again 2:21 193,092

About this album

The Age of the Understatement is the debut album by The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane of The Rascals and James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco. It was released on 21 April 2008 in the UK, following the release of their eponymous single in the previous week. It entered the UK Album Chart at #1 on 27 April 2008. The album was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize. The album art consist of a photo of a model named Gill photographed by Sam Haskins in 1962… All lyrics written by Alex Turner and Miles Kane.

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