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Arctic Monkeys - AM

  by Maarten Schiethart

published: 5 / 10 / 2013

Arctic Monkeys - AM
Label: Domino Records
Format: CD


Hyperactive but forgettable fifth album from the much acclaimed Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Muppets have finally sold out to Uncle Sam with this fifth album. Ze Monkees have now decided to take a Daft Punk approach - Add a grain of pretty much everything to anything, and see what it eventually boils down to. They have chosen the easy way out with oo-la-lah choruses, before we've heard one single decent tune. While some might hail it as being in some way innovative, the mish-mash in style merely services their purpose of concealing a lack in depth and melody. A number of forgettable and dreadful melodies fill up this 12-song album. 'AM' might sell to the under-20's, but I would suggest that those in the age range of 20 to 45 listen more carefully, and that connoisseurs above the age of 45 keep well away from this dreary album. The tacky melody lines, the cheap music production and arrangement, it's poor man's Daft Punk all the way. 'AM', however, draws comparisons with Daft Punk in the same way that a Ford Cortina does to a Citroën DS. It is pub grub in the place of genuine class. Clumsy and distasteful, 'AM' is an excursion that moves from bad to worse. Buy at 3 pounds in the after Christmas sales. It is unworthy of the Domino label. Random Access Monkeys.

Track Listing:-
1 Do I Wanna Know?
2 R U Mine?
3 One For The Road
4 Arabella
5 I Want It All
6 No. 1 Party Anthem
7 Mad Sounds
8 Fireside
9 Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
10 Snap Out Of It
11 Knee Socks
12 I Wanna Be Yours

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