UNDERRATED: Alex Turner's soundtrack for 'Submarine'

Just about everything about this coming-of-age film from writer-director Richard Ayoade lands on target, from its sweetly absurdist depiction of first love to its big-eyed lead Craig Roberts, whose awkward energy is vaguely reminiscent of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001145" title="Bud Cort" href="/topic/entertainment/bud-cort-PECLB001145.topic">Bud Cort</a>. But not to be overlooked are the scene-stealing songs from the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004801" title="Arctic Monkeys (music group)" href="/topic/entertainment/music/arctic-monkeys-%28music-group%29-PECLB004801.topic">Arctic Monkeys</a>' Turner, which capture classic British pop so divinely it's remarkable they were recorded this decade.
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Just about everything about this coming-of-age film from writer-director Richard Ayoade lands on target, from its sweetly absurdist depiction of first love to its big-eyed lead Craig Roberts, whose awkward energy is vaguely reminiscent of Bud Cort. But not to be overlooked are the scene-stealing songs from the Arctic Monkeys' Turner, which capture classic British pop so divinely it's remarkable they were recorded this decade.

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