Not surprisingly, nearly half of the band’s 20-song set Thursday night was made up of “AM” songs. Despite the quality of the quartet’s first four albums, nobody seemed to mind.
If any more proof was needed that AM is a career highlight for Arctic Monkeys, the fact that the crowd Tuesday night met every new song with the same if not greater enthusiasm as the hits should provide it.
AM, the Sheffield band’s fifth album and their heaviest and danciest to date, isn’t for pre-gaming, or the start of the party. It’s for the wee hours, when the fog is thickest and you should really know better but just can’t help yourself.