Best Arctic Monkeys Albums

The Top Ten
1 Whatever People Say I Am That's What I Am Not Whatever People Say I Am That's What I Am Not Product Image

I am constantly in shock at how this is their debut. Gorgeous album. When The Sun Goes Down, You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights, But You Were Staring Straight At Me, Mardy Bum and From The Ritz To The Rubble.

This album is a close to perfect as anyone will ever get. Every song is just so electrifying and captivating. Everything from the vocals, to the lyrics, to the instruments are so hard-hitting and sharp. This is one of the only albums I've ever listened to where I love every single song on it. Classic British album, one of the best in the world.

This is obviously the best album.
The songs are so catchy and full of energy. Favourite worst nightmare is also pretty good but I bet that you look good on the dancefloor, mardy bum, a certain romance are all basically perfect songs. Few albums have so many brilliant songs on them.

The best debut album of all time, even ahead of Definitely Maybe. Only criticism is the fact that some of their strongest early work such as Leave Before The Lights Come On and Cigarette Smoker Fiona were not included.

2 Favourite Worst Nightmare Favourite Worst Nightmare Product Image

Gives me so much nostalgia, the feeling of the whole album is so sad, and angry, but also reckless and teenaged. This was the first album Nick played on, and the basslines are incredible. 505, Do Me A Favour, D is For Dangerous are all spectacular songs.

Something I love about this album is that, although it was a very quick follow up to the debut, it doesn't feel rushed. There's such a cheeky feel to this alum as well. There's so much energy and feeling into this as well. I love how sexually tinged some of these tracks are as well, although they may not be very sexual topics. It just adds to the overall atmosphere to the album. Stellar sophomore effort.

There are some great tracks on 'Whatever People Say I Am...", and they're the ones that made me a Monkeys fan, but their second album is incredible. With most artists, I enjoy a couple of songs on the album, but this one I could play on loop all day. There's not a single song I truly dislike. The tone and energy are perfect. I wish their newer music sounded a bit more like their classic albums.

A great second album! They had a hard task on their hands to follow with their second album, their first album was a masterpiece, but this album is an amazing follow up to the first!

3 Humbug Humbug Product Image

Wonderful album, so dark and brooding, but the imagery in the album is fantastic. Definitely one of their best albums. Dance Little Liar, Crying Lightning, Pretty Visitors, Cornerstone and My Propeller.

5. Suck it and See (2011) - Not Terrible just it could of been better
4. AM (2013) - Hay This is Spectacular nothing really bad but can be Bland
3. WPSIATWIN (2006) - Great Debut with Amazing songs 5/5
2. Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) - It was My Favourite not any more but close second
1. Humbug (2009) - I did have to have a couple listens to get into it but now it's my Favourite Album by Them and of ALL TIME perfect balance between Punky Arctic Monkeys and Psychedelic Monkeys 5/5

What?! This is such an underrated album! It was an experiment but what an experiment it turned out to be! This is by far my favourite album. it shows how much variety they're capable of! It shows their versatility and also that they're making music just for the sake of making music and not for commercial success or anything. this is a really brilliant album. it's genius

Probably the most underrated, Humbug is a materpiece and my personal favorite. Is a fresh album wich goes far from the common music cliches and has it's own vibe and experimentalism, pure genius

4 AM AM Product Image

A great album, really put them into the international spotlight. But nevertheless, they kept their heads with all the fame they were getting, didn't let their egos grow too big. No.1 Party Anthem, R U Mine, Snap Out Of It, and One For The Road.

On AM, the Arctic Monkeys seem to combined all of their previous albums into one unique and smooth sounding album. You can hear elements of their first two records with the hard-hitting instruments and tongue-twisting lyrics, and the smoothness and maturity of their two previous records. This is definitely the Arctic Monkeys at their most skilled and mature. The developed a new sound I've never really heard before, and its great. The riffs and just the instruments in general on this album have such simplicity to them that not many bands can pull off as well as Arctic Monkeys. Alex Turner's vocals on this album are unlike I've ever heard from any male singer before as well. Everything on this album is cohesive and smooth. It all works. One of the best albums of the century so far.

To everyone who says that 'Whatever People Say I Am' is there best album you're not wrong, but you're basically saying that an innovative band like the Arctic Monkeys haven't improved one bit since their debut, which is why 'AM' is truly the point where the Arctic Monkeys have reached their pinnacle sound.

'Do I Wanna Know' and 'No. 1 Party Anthem' are just amazing, as are all the other tracks on this outstanding album. I really think it deserves top place. Love the monkeys!

5 Suck It and See Suck It and See Product Image

Alex's songwriting took a whole new direction here, from already beautiful songs, to something ethereal, and magical. He really started to control his voice a lot more, and Helder's drumming slowed down, but became so much stronger. In love with this piece of their soul. She's Thunderstorms, Suck It and See, Library Pictures, and Piledriver Waltz.

Although it wasn't their strongest, it definitely deserves to be much higher than this. Suck it and See gives you such a warm and happy feeling when you listen to it, a feeling that I haven't got from any of their other albums. You can definitely tell Alex Turner was in love when he wrote this, and you can feel it too. There's no way you can't feel joyful after listening to any of the songs on this album. Lyrically, this was a huge turning point for the Arctic Monkeys and Alex Turner in particular. The metaphors in this album are unreal (I.e. "You're rarer than a can of dandelion and burdock.", "She's thunderstorms lighting up my world.", etc.). I wish more AM fans would give this album a chance because it's a truely amazing and captivating album.

Very underrated album, unlike AM which in my opinion doesn't quite hit the heights of the other 4 albums. I'd go for:
1) Whatever People Say I Am that's What I Am Not
2) Suck it and See
3) Favourite Worst Nightmare
4) Humbug
5) AM

I remember a friend of mine telling me how bad this album was. So I went into it with low expectations. Overall I really enjoyed this one. I think it deserves the #2 spot.

6 Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Product Image

So inspired, so courageous, I am beyond glad they made this album. The album is so inspired, and plays around with so much fun. My favourite songs on this album are definitely Golden Trunks (probably about Miles), Star Treatment, 4 out of 5, and Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino.

This is their masterpiece! Great atmosphere, music, lyrics. It makes me feel like I am in the Tranquility Base Hotel. They have always made good music, but this album is art! And it was great that when people expected AM II, they released this jazzy and sci-fi inspired record. They are no hits on this album like AM, but I feel it's better that way. They want to challenge themselves and their listeners.

I had lots of mixed thoughts about this album at first but now I love it! The lyrics are very well though out as well as the music. It shows Alex Turner's true creativity. My favorite will always be W.P.S.I.A.T.W.I.N. but this isn't far behind.

It may not be the best, but it's a really engaging change in sound and a brilliant listen for me. The title track is a definite highlight for me.

7 Who the F*** Are Arctic Monkeys? Who the F*** Are Arctic Monkeys? Product Image
8 Beneath the Boardwalk

The best there is, need to get the original riot van in there

9 Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys Product Image
10 Artic Monkeys: At the Apollo Artic Monkeys: At the Apollo Product Image
The Contenders
11 Scummy Man
12 Itunes Festival: London 2011
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