The Edsman

Standout Pieces: “One For the Road,” “Fireside,” “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High,” “Snap Out of It,” “I Wanna Be Yours”

Grade: A

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            The Sheffield-based, British indie-rock Arctic Monkeys have been critically acclaimed since their 2006 debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, released in 2006, which became the fastest selling album in British music history. The four piece, composed of vocalist Alex Turner, guitarist Jamie Cook, bassist Nick O’Malley, and drummer Matt Helders, went on to release Favourite Worst Nightmare in 2007, Humbug in 2009, and Suck It and See in 2011.

Their fifth and latest album AM encompasses the energy of their initial two albums, while maintaining a slightly more stripped-down and experimental sound similar to Humbug and Suck It and See. The LP starts off with “Do I Wanna Know,” led by Turner’s vocals and featuring a simple, hammering…

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