Release date
9 Sep 2013
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Do I Wanna Know? 4:33 527,055
2 R U Mine? 3:20 452,167
3 One for the Road 3:26 289,330
4 Arabella 3:27 310,449
5 I Want It All 3:04 247,201
6 No. 1 Party Anthem 4:03 253,728
7 Mad Sounds 3:19 230,298
8 Fireside 3:01 227,098
9 Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? 2:47 6,769
10 Snap Out of It 3:12 263,157
11 Knee Socks 4:17 240,531
12 I Wanna Be Yours 3:04 242,876

About this album

AM is the fifth studio album by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It was released on 9 September 2013 in Europe, 6 September 2013 in Australia, and 10 September 2013 in the United States. On 15 July 2013, the album cover artwork was revealed.

The album features the singles: “R U Mine?”, “Do I Wanna Know?” and “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”. It also features guest appearances by Josh Homme, Bill Ryder-Jones and Pete Thomas. It was produced by James Ford and co-produced by Ross Orton at Sage & Sound Recording in Los Angeles and Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California.

The album received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize for best album.

On 15 September 2013, the album reached number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, having sold 157,329 copies, thus becoming the 2nd fastest selling album of the year so far. Arctic Monkeys also broke a record with the debut of AM becoming the first independent-label band to debut at number one in the UK with their first five albums. The album also debuted at number 6 in the United States, selling 42,000 copies in its first week on sale, the band’s highest charting in the United States to date.

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  • StalkerNG

    This album doesn't deserve all the critical love nor the fan hate it gets. Nonetheless, I quite enjoyed it with the exception of about 4 tracks. Kind of a slower album than their earlier ones, but still very likeable music if you're in the right mindset.

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  • FairestNoun

    Hi everyone, can you please listen to my cover of Do I Wanna Know? Thank you.

    21 Oct 3:31pm Reply
  • milkcocoshake

    This album is perfect, enough said. [5]

    14 Oct 1:28pm Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    This album is perfect, enough said. [4]

    13 Oct 6:07am Reply
  • KFC__o_o

    This album is so popular, holy shit...

    13 Oct 3:06am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    I'm assuming most praise for this album is coming from one direction fans who never heard the previous albums.

    10 Oct 8:18pm Reply
  • NJeroen

    They just keep going down hill since their second album.

    22 Sep 9:35pm Reply
  • YaeliLol

    This album is perfect, enough said. [3]

    19 Sep 2:02pm Reply
  • anaferrera

    This album is perfect, enough said. [2]

    16 Sep 7:16pm Reply
  • SirMothy

    I agree, they were my favorite band for the first two albums, then everything went way downhill and they became generic as hell

    16 Sep 12:30am Reply
  • opgay

    overrated [2]

    12 Sep 12:49pm Reply
  • Andr3a89

    I've been a fan of the Arctic Monkeys for years and I enjoy all of their other albums, but this one ... I simply cannot get into this album. And I find this especially confusing because so many people seem to think this is their best album. [6] This album is so overrated, worst album in Arctic Monkeys' production. I'd love to see british AM back not this american arrogant trash.

    7 Sep 8:46am Reply
  • ThTool

    It's different to the earlier albums, so it depends what you want out of their music. I fucking love it. Full of groovy riffs and awesome hooks. Nearly every song is fantastic. The lyrics are about unrequited feelings rather than the chavvy mischief of earlier works, which is interesting.

    1 Sep 5:59am Reply
  • writingmandy

    I've been a fan of the Arctic Monkeys for years and I enjoy all of their other albums, but this one ... I simply cannot get into this album. And I find this especially confusing because so many people seem to think this is their best album. [6]

    31 Aug 8:52pm Reply
  • elalbumblanco

    It's good but definitely not their best.

    30 Aug 5:01am Reply
  • YoAsia92

    I'm shocked with your hate for this album people. I think it won a lot of new fans for Monkeys with mature sound. It's my favourite since FWN, and exactly what I was waiting for. Somehow I've never seen 12 songs from Humbug or SIAS in top 15. You might dislike this album ofc but saying it's crap is simply funny.

    28 Aug 8:19pm Reply
  • Rivacks

    Worst shit ever[2]

    23 Aug 4:19pm Reply
  • electra_is_dead

    I love the questions in this album

    22 Aug 12:45pm Reply
  • finalesfunkeln

    i agree with barbwireboy.It is good but nothing jumps out like it did on their first three albums.They kinda dumbed their style down with Suck It and See

    22 Aug 9:30am Reply
  • Mateus-Marques

    AMazing! [4]

    20 Aug 3:15am Reply
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