If there is one thing Arctic Monkeys’ new album AM does to your ears and mind, is that it takes you back in time to the 1960s and 1970s groove! Unlike the more upbeat dance tracks in the past such as “I Bet That Y0u Look Good On The Dance Floor” this album has more of a slow trance that engulfs you with its deep guitar riffs and Alex Turner’s soft and silky voice, that flows ever so perfectly with the music! The album has a mixture of the two past decades such as more of a rock n’ roll psychedelic feel in the song “I Want It All” and Bee Gees sounding vocals in the track “Knee Socks.” The best songs on the album are “Fireside” and “Snap Out of It,” “Fireside” is the most upbeat track with a tantalizing guitar riff and loud drumming throughout the track, added with a sixties “shoo wop shoo sop” chorus going on throughout the background. “Snap Out of It” has a nice Beatles twist in it, with the chorus vocals playing throughout the song and repetitive cute lyrics like “I wanna grab both your shoulders and shake baby, snap out of it, snap out of it, I get the feeling I’ve left it too late but baby. Overall the album has a very chill vibe, one that is perfect to listen to when your at home lounging around the house or if you are throwing a little shin dig at your place on a Friday night! It also has the retro aspect singing about mainly love and girls. AM is the Arctic Monkey’s fifth studio album and released 3 days ago on September 6th, 2013, it is now available for purchase online and in stores.
Check out the music video for “Do I Wanna Know?” here!