- Audio CD (9 Sept. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Domino Records
- ASIN: B00DKY4LBW
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Album
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (627 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,419 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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AM is the fifth studio album by Arctic Monkeys. It was produced by James Ford and co-produced by Ross Orton at Sage & Sound Recording, LA and Rancho De La Luna, Joshua Tree. The album was engineered by Ian Shea and mixed by Tchad Blake. Josh Homme, Pete Thomas and Bill Ryder-Jones all make guest appearances on AM--as do the words of John Cooper Clarke, on the track "I Wanna Be Yours". Includes the single "Do I Wanna Know".
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There is a tendency for highly original bands like R.E.M., The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and also The Arctic Monkeys, to steadily refine their music, ironing out rough punk edges and (unfortunately) also losing some of their original character in the process. This results in a blander, less harsh, less funny, more commercial sound, which is easier to listen to, and appeals to a much wider audience.
In the end, the process can refine out almost everything that made the band so special in the first place. The Arctic Monkeys have definitely not yet reached that plateau -- I would say that this album is the perfect combination of originality, energy and yet accessibility. That seems to be reflected in the title they've given the album.
"Favourite Worst Nightmare" was a tour de force, but got mixed reviews. Arctic Monkeys' brand of fast, furious rock with an almost live-in-the-club sound was not for everyone. On this new album they have slowed the pace, brought in some great melodies, and polished the arrangements. It will definitely appeal to a wider audience.
The surging energy of tracks like "I Want It All" and "One For The Road" are classical Arctic Monkeys rock, while "Do I Wanna Know," "R U Mine" and "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" are variations on the same set of musical phrases (all very addictive, will not get out of your head.) Overall, the album offers their most appealing collection of numbers yet. This is an album full of terrific songs, not a dud among them. A great band at the very peak of their power.
Buy it, listen to it again and again, dispel your reluctance to let anything touch 'Whatever people say', and you'll realise this is their most defining and accomplished musical production to date.
This is heavy, dense, funky, sly, sexy, utterly superb and reflects the wide range of music the band are obviously absorbing.
last track is based around a famous, punk, beat poet john cooper clarke's poem i wanna be yours - best poem ever. this track is not on all versions of the album, x box music for example does not include it.
this is awesome
i was given their first album many years ago by a beautiful person and this does not disappoint, just as subtly heavy in a slinky kind of northern way
After playing 'AM' continuously of late, I am even starting to hold it in the same regard as Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, which is saying something considering what a debut that was, and the fact that is one of my all time favourite studio indie albums of the past ten years. I also think that it is superior than their past two albums, as great and experimental as they were. Alex Turner and his men have matured brilliantly in their sound right before our eyes, and in my opinion, can rightly be hailed as this generations equivalent of The Beatles. They are no longer a band who will appeal primarily to indie kids any more, but to the masses of music lovers, and an older generation.
As always, the melodies of the songs on this record are brilliant, and the lyrics, written by frontman, vocalist and musical genius Alex are as sharp and meaningful as they have ever been. The overall sound that the band have now is darker, and more seductive. Their songs contains notably sexier lyrics, and the R+B tingled music is more mature.Read more ›
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Brilliant, there are a couple of scratches but somewhat to be expected with a second hand record. But plays well. Thank you very much!Published 20 days ago by louisa