Loud Releases: AM

Loud Releases: AM

Drummer Matt Helders told LOUD earlier in July that his band's new album has a "70s rock feel and riffs".

This is the very first thing that will strike you when you listen to AM, Arctic Monkeys' fifth album.

From the opening track Do I Wanna Know? to others like One For The Road, I Want It All and the depressing No. 1 Party Anthem, the band sound like they're stuck in time.

But the good part is that the album still makes for a delightful listen, made even better by frontman Alex Turner's drawly vocals.

It's a welcome change from their more upbeat earlier works, and an indication of maturity for this decade-old band.

I dare say it's one of their best albums yet.

Format: CD, vinyl, digital download

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