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The Best Arctic Monkeys Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 1.7k votes 501 voters 4.3k views6 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Arctic Monkeys are one of the best indie rock and best alternative rock bands out there. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Arctic Monkeys albums, with the help of your votes. With tones of the Libertines and Franz Ferdinand (bands that were also breaking at the time) the Arctic Monkeys burst onto the UK indie music scene with a lone single, “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” (2005) which went straight to No. 1 on the UK singles chart. The Sheffield, England’s debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2016) performed equally as well with rave critical reviews and numerous end of year awards.

This Arctic Monkeys discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Arctic Monkeys albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Arctic Monkeys singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Arctic Monkeys album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Arctic Monkeys album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different albums, including AM (2013) and Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007). This list of popular Arctic Monkeys CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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  • Favourite Worst Nightmare
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    1. Brianstorm
    2. Teddy Picker
    3. D Is for Dangerous
    4. Balaclava
    5. Fluorescent Adolescent
    6. Only Ones Who Know
    7. Do Me a Favour
    8. This House Is a Circus
    9. If You Were There, Beware
    10. The Bad Thing
    11. Old Yellow Bricks
    12. 505

    • Release Date: 2007
    • Artist: Arctic Monkeys
    • Producer: James Ford
    • Tracks: Brianstorm, This House Is a Circus, Do Me a Favour
    • Label: Hostess Entertainment Unlimited.
    • Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-hardcore, Garage punk
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  • 1. The View from the Afternoon
    2. I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
    3. Fake Tales of San Francisco
    4. Dancing Shoes
    5. You Probably Couldn't See for the Lights But You Were Staring Straight at Me
    6. Still Take You Home
    7. Riot Van
    8. Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
    9. Mardy Bum
    10. Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But...
    11. When the Sun Goes Down
    12. From the Ritz to the Rubble
    13. A Certain Romance

    • Release Date: 2006
    • Artist: Arctic Monkeys
    • Tracks: I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, Riot Van, Fake Tales of San Francisco
    • Label: Domino
    • Genres (Music): Indie rock, Garage rock, Post-punk revival
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    More Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 

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  • Humbug
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    1. My Propeller
    2. Crying Lightning
    3. Dangerous Animals
    4. Secret Door
    5. Potion Approaching
    6. Fire and the Thud
    7. Cornerstone
    8. Dance Little Liar
    9. Pretty Visitors
    10. The Jeweller's Hands

    • Release Date: 2009
    • Artist: Arctic Monkeys
    • Tracks: Dangerous Animals, Pretty Visitors, Dance Little Liar
    • Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Hard rock, Neo-psychedelia
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  • AM
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    1. Do I Wanna Know?
    2. R U Mine?
    3. One for the Road
    4. Arabella
    5. I Want It All
    6. No.1 Party Anthem
    7. Mad Sounds
    8. Fireside
    9. Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
    10. Snap Out of It
    11. Knee Socks
    12. I Wanna Be Yours (from Zip Style Method)

    • Release Date: 2013
    • Artist: Arctic Monkeys
    • Tracks: No.1 Party Anthem, Do I Wanna Know?, Arabella
    • Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Hard rock, Contemporary R&B, Garage rock, Post-punk revival
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