The Evolution Of Alex Turner, From Shy Teen To Rock God: An Appreciation
The Arctic Monkeys frontman has grown in time into the sort of person people make pervy Tumblr tributes to.
With the release of their career-high, number one new album "AM", Arctic Monkeys have reassumed their place at music's top table. And their singer Alex Turner has graduated to rock's top lust object. He's now the kind of person about whom people say things like this.
But it wasn't always this way. It has been a long journey for Alex to get here. Let us journey back across his many, many looks.
Alex's first look was very much that of a rabbit in the headlights.
A prodigiously talented beat poet rabbit, but a rabbit all the same. Observe Alex here in their first ever music video, for "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor". This is not a man entirely comfortable with his own posture.
Back then he was less Rock Colossus, more Well-Mannered Sixth-Former.
And he had an impish charm going on.
Yet increased success would see a slow but sure expansion of his hair.
The widening of the hair would only continue.
Until it fully bloomed into the desert sheepdog era.
He started to hang around Brooklyn a lot.
It was around this time that he started to be photographed smoking.
There was a brief experiment with a tasteful moptop.
Then came the Imperial Rock Star Phase.
That majestic quiff once again, from a different angle.
And in close-up.
Over time, Alex developed a thing for tattoos.
By Coachella 2012, he was even starting to stand with a similar poise to his friend Josh Homme.
The quiff was still his main priority.
In fact, headlining Glastonbury this year, he paused the performance so he could fix the quiff.