10 Arctic Monkeys GIFs with which to express your feelings about the new album

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is almost here. Get these on yer Twitter.

With only a few short days until ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ is released, we’re reaching Defcon 1. It’s time to re-listen to the entire back catalogue and read the old interviews, as Monkeys mania is here, and it’s very real.

With early reviews describing it as the “band’s boldest step yet”, it could be Arctic Monkeys’ most divisive album to date. So as we countdown and wait for record number six from Alex and the gang, here are ten gifs to express your feelings about the new album.

The one for…confusion

This wasn’t what we were expecting, but it’s still pretty good.

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The one for…befuddlement

Why did Alex want to be one of The Strokes? Why’s there so much piano? What the fuck is Helders doing with his time?

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The one for…adoration

You’ve had your first listen now, and you bloody love it. You need to tell Twitter this ASAP. And here’s the gif you to accompany your 280 word review:

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The one for… disbelief

Did they really do that? Yes dear reader, they really did.

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The one for… sending your pal after listening together

Because nothing says true friendship like sharing the latest Monkeys album.

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The one for… reluctant admiration

You used to hate Arctic Monkeys; but Turner getting all sultry on the piano has convinced you otherwise.

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The one for… feeling cheated

You wanted ‘AM’ part II, and this, this is not that.

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The one for… exhaustion

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You’ve spent the wee hours properly delving into Turner’s madly poetic lyrics, analysing the references and drinking in his romanticism. It’s enough to make anybody a bit tired.

The one for… disappointment

You really wanted to love it. Like, really really wanted to love it; but this just wasn’t record of stadium bangers you had been dreaming for. At least you have the perfect gif to express your sadness though?

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And the one for… sending your housemates when they complain about you listening to it on repeat

It’s May the 18th. ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ has been out an entire week. You’ve listened to nothing else since it was released. One of your exasperated housemates sheepishly knocks on your door and begs: “I don’t suppose you would mind listening to something else…anything else? Please?” No need to even dignify that with a response – just text them this gif and be done with it.

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Read the NME verdict on ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ now