All the way from Sheffield, England, Arctic Monkeys have been making headway in the U.S. since 2006 when their debut, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, became the fastest-selling debut by any band in British history.
They brought with them more than just an amazing Alternative Rock group to the States, but they also brought a movement of experimentation, and a return to the deep roots of progressive rock 'n' roll music. Whatever People Say I Am, was a iconic piece of alt-rock history, and set the standard for what it meant to be a band for the next 7 years.
Through their influence, we've gotten a ton of great bands, some of them still tackling the local and underground scene right here in NJ, and for that we thank them. It's for these reasons, I'm 100 percent sure that these Brits deserve the award nomination and to win as well.
You can vote for the band by clicking this link which will take you promptly to the site where the polls are being cast and counted, and be sure to check out their recently released album, AM, which has brought the band to brand new heights, and proven that as a band, it's okay to be versatile and dynamic, and still keep a loyal fan base.