Alex Turner reveals his favourite Arctic Monkeys track

We get set to reveal the albums and tracks of 2006

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has revealed his favourite song on the band’s debut album.

Speaking in this week’s NME, Turner discussed the making of ’Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ and his top tune from the album sessions.

“I think ’The View From The Afternoon’’s probably my favourite,” he said. “That was one of the last ones we wrote as well; that one just because it’s interesting and groovy and that. And probably ’A Certain Romance’.”

Speaking about the album’s title, he said: “We didn’t want to call it ’Arctic Monkeys’ because we thought it was a bit of a cop out. Then I saw that ’Saturday Night And Sunday Morning’ film. There’s a bit where he says that line and the conviction with which he said it, it just rang a bell.”

Turner was speaking as we get ready to reveal NME‘s Top 50 albums, tracks, DVDs and books of 2006.

Counting down all of the most essential releases of this year, get the full list in the issue of NME, out now, and in the meantime post your own Top Ten records of 2006 in the comments box below.

Also in that issue, Kasabian discuss their recent gig with Oasis’s Noel Gallagher, plus Green Day finally reveal their plans to follow-up ‘American Idiot’.

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