Apparently unperturbed by the not bad reviews, ongoing slavish coverage and (looking into comments here, for example) still fanatical devotion to them, MTV News has written off the Arctic Monkeys, as part of a half-arsed attempt to lasso a bunch of second albums:
And on Tuesday, the Arctic Monkeys' second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare, dropped, and though it's still early, I'll go out on a limb and say that it's not gonna have the same Stateside impact that Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not did. Call it a hunch.
Although, to be honest, 24 in the album charts and no singles at all scoring isn't much of a target to be aiming for.
At the moment, Nightmare is the fourth best seller on the American Amazon site. James Montgomery's limb might be looking a little dodgy.