Nabbed the new Arctic Monkeys album, AM, this week and the Sheffield quartet continues their winning streak of incredible albums with a combination of barn-burning singles and meditative deep cuts. While the record's lead-in of "Do I Wanna Know" and "R U Mine?" ignite the first half of the album with whip-smart lyricism and groovy, 70s-rock anthems, it's the middle of the record, with tracks like "Fireside," "Arabella," and "No. 1 Party Anthem" that really put this LP a notch above the rest.
It should be noted that the Monkeys, while one of England's biggest groups, have consistently released records on upstart independent label Domino and should be commended for their adherence to indie rock principles. Cheers!
Also, check out this incredible Drake cover! Better than the original if you ask me.