Prior to this release the band released an extremely limited number of vinyl under the pseudonym Death Ramps containing two of the B-sides from the "Teddy Picker" single. In its first week of release the album sold , copies,  emulating Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not in going straight to number one in the UK Albums Chart , albeit selling , copies fewer than their record-breaking debut.
Favourite Worst Nightmare ' s first day sales of 85, outsold the rest of the Top 20 combined, while all twelve tracks from the album entered the top of the UK Singles Chart in their own right. In the USA , the album debuted at number seven, selling around 44, copies in its first week. Other European festivals include Rock Werchter in The band played two shows at Cardiff International Arena on 19 and 20 June supported by local friends of the band Reverend and the Makers.
It also played two London gigs at Alexandra Palace on 8 and 9 December On 1 September the band insisted on taking a working holiday to Ibiza where it played what turned out to be the last ever full live Ibiza Rocks show in Bar M now Ibiza Rocks Bar. The band performed in front of people in the bar by the beach whilst many thousands lined the beach outside unable to get a ticket. After a brief hiatus during which Alex Turner toured and recorded with his side project the Last Shadow Puppets , the band recorded a total of 24 songs; 12 in the Rancho De La Luna recording sessions with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age in early autumn, , and 12 in the New York sessions with James Ford in spring, , following their January tour of New Zealand and Australia.
It was later revealed by Matt Helders in a video diary that the album would consist of 14 tracks and that Alex Turner would stay in New York to oversee the mixing of the material. In a preview article on Clash , writer Simon Harper claimed that the band had "completely defied any expectations or presumptions to explore the depths they can reach when stepping foot outside their accepted styles," and that "Turner is his usual eloquent self, but has definitely graduated into an incomparable writer whose themes twist and turn through stories and allegories so potent and profound it actually leaves one breathless".
As announced on Arctic Monkeys' website, the first single from Humbug was " Crying Lightning ", released on 6 July, digitally through iTunes. It also received its first radio premiere on the same day. The second single, " Cornerstone ", was released on 16 November to much critical acclaim, but failed to replicate the same success that every prior Arctic Monkeys single had, reaching a peak at position 94 on the UK singles chart.
Arctic Monkeys embarked on the first leg of the worldwide Humbug Tour in January and went on to headline 's Reading and Leeds Festivals. It was also the headline act on the first night of 's Exit festival in Serbia. The tour finished on 22 April in Mexico. NME reported in May that the band were teaming up with producer James Ford once again, and would be releasing their fourth studio album in late spring at the earliest.
Helders explained that this is not a single, just a tease of what is coming and that is definitely going to be in the fourth album. On 17 April, it went to No. The band allowed fans to listen to the entire album on their website before deciding about whether to purchase it or not. Suck It and See was then released on 6 June , and went straight to No.
In doing so, Arctic Monkeys became only the second band in history to debut four albums in a row at the top of the charts. Most of the stock was burned because of the London riots. A limited edition 7" Vinyl of the single was then released over the band's website on 14 August.
The song only managed to chart in the top in the UK, however reaching higher in Belgium at No. In September the band released a music video for the song " Suck It and See " featuring drummer Matt Helders, and announced they would be releasing it as a single on 31 October The album has also been successful commercially. In its first week of release, the album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, selling over 82, units  and knocking Lady Gaga 's Born This Way off the top spot.
In its second week, the album sold a further 34, units in the UK. Overall, the album sold , units in its first week worldwide. NME named the album cover, an artwork free cream monochrome after the styling of The Beatles' White Album , as one of the worst in history. Mojo placed the album at number 39 on its list of "Top 50 albums of They played at Lollapalooza 5—7 August On 21 August, they also played at Lowlands, the Netherlands. The tour continued until March The video for the single was released on YouTube on 5 January On 26 February , the band released a new song titled " R U Mine?
On 21 April, the song was released as a single, with the track "Electricity" as a B-side, released additionally for Record Store Day. The song marked a direct shift in musical direction in comparison to their previous album, Suck It and See , by incorporating a heavy use of falsetto and hip hop beats, and eventually became the inspiration for AM.
It later peaked at number The studio version of the song, along with accompanying visuals, was also made available to purchase via iTunes, and entered the UK Singles Chart at number On 24 June , the band announced that their new album, entitled AM , would be released on 9 September It debuted at no.
The band streamed the album in its entirety four days ahead of its release. AM has received critical acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 36 reviews. Upon the release of AM on 9 September , the album debuted at number 1 in the UK album charts, selling over , copies in its first week.
Alex Turner described AM as the band's "most original [album] yet," merging hip-hop drum beats with s heavy rock. The frontman has said that the song " Arabella " expresses the two styles of the album most effectively in one track. On May 23 and 24 , Arctic Monkeys held one of their biggest shows today, playing to approximately 80, crowds across two days shows at Finsbury Park with the support act by Tame Impala , Miles Kane , and Royal Blood.
The band had a handful of shows in late , which closed the AM Tour. On 24 August , the band announced a hiatus following their AM Tour. On 6 July , all four members of the band appeared together in public for the first time since the end of their AM tour. It was to promote the Sheffield Children's Hospital arts trail. It became the band's sixth consecutive number-one debut in the UK, and the country's fastest-selling vinyl record in 25 years.
Perfectly managing to avoid self-parody or stylistic repetitions, this new album appears as a startling reinvention, a meandering and puzzling journey beyond known territories. This became the band's fourth nomination for the award: the second most nominations received by any act. The album also appeared on numerous year-end lists. Uproxx ,  BBC Radio 6 Music  and Entertainment Weekly  included the album in the top five of their year-end lists, with Vulture  and The Guardian  including the album in their top ten.
The band have usually been categorised under the indie rock ,    garage rock  and post-punk revival genres. On the first album Alex Turner examined human behaviour in nightclubs and in the culture of the band's hometown, Sheffield. Turner describes "Dancing Shoes" as being about "people always looking to pull when they go out however much they mask it".
These themes continued on the following album Favourite Worst Nightmare with the band still progressing as musicians. Songs such as " Fluorescent Adolescent " and "Do Me a Favour" explored failed relationships, nostalgia and growing old, while musically the band took up a more uptempo and aggressive sound. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alex Turner Johanna Bennett.
Arctic Monkeys Miles Kane. Retrieved 27 July Retrieved 9 April The Guardian. Retrieved 27 August Retrieved 13 August Les classement single. GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 18 February Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 17 January Polskie Radio.
Retrieved 14 August You used to get it in your fishnets Now you only get it in your night dress Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness Landed in a very common…. View full lyrics. Don't want to see ads? Upgrade Now. Scrobbling is when Last. Learn more.
Loading player…. Scrobble from Spotify? Connect to Spotify Dismiss. Search Search. Play album. Length According to Songfacts, Fluorescent Adolescent was written by Alex Turner with his ex girlfriend, Johanna Bennett, during a Mediterranean holiday, when they were reminiscing about characters they knew at school.
The video for the song was based on John Cooper Clarke 's poem "Out of Control Fairground", which was written specially for the release of the single. View wiki. According to Songfacts, Fluorescent Adolescent was written by Alex Turner with his ex girlfriend, Johanna Bennett, during a Mediterranean holiday, wh… read more. According to Songfacts, Fluorescent Adolescent was written by Alex Turner with his ex girlfriend, Johanna Bennett, during a Mediterranean holiday, when they were reminiscing about charac… read more.
Related Tags indie rock indie british rock alternative Add tags View all tags. From The Album Play album. Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys 1,, listeners. You used to get it in your fishnets Now you only get it in your night dress Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness Landed in a very common… View full lyrics. Play track. Artist images more. Founding bassist Andy Nicholson left in The band consists of Alex Turner vocals, guitar , Jam… read more.
Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am. Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Cancel Flag comment Flag comment.
Independent Premium comments 0 Independent Premium comments Open comments 0 open comments. Join the discussion. Join the discussion Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit Submit. Post Post. Reply Delete 0 0. Cancel Post Post. Submit Submit.Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in Sheffield in The group consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Jamie Cook (guitar, keyboards), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals). Former band member Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) left the band in shortly after their debut album was released.