Arctic Monkeys’ “AM” their most successful album yet

Fifth record finds them busting out of the garage, if you want to know.

By Monessa Chahayed, Valley Life Editor

Influenced by Outkast, Aliyah and Black Sabbath, English indie band Arctic Monkeys released their fifth studio album, “AM”, in 2013, and it continues to remain on the charts in 2014.
Songs like “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?,” “Do I Wanna Know?” and the latest single released in 2014 “Snap Out Of It” have received major air time since the album release. “AM” has been one of Arctic Monkeys’ most successful albums, topping charts in several countries.

The band broke a record with this album in the United Kingdom after becoming the first independent-label band to debut at number one with their first five albums. The band was also featured on the list of iTunes’ bestselling albums in 2014 for “AM” at 10th place.

Frontman Alex Turner said the album “sounds less like four lads playing in a room this time.” “AM” sounds a lot more like a true studio album than the previous four. The “AM Tour” began in May of 2013 here in California and just wrapped last month in Brazil.

Lyrics expressed in the indie-rock album resonate with this generation, old and new fans alike.


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