- Epic Riff: To name a few, "Brianstorm", "Still Take You Home" and "Teddy Picker".
- Recently, "Do I Wanna Know?".
- It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Despite (or because of) AM being critically acclaimed and praised for being accessible enough to break into the American mainstream, the album attracts criticism from the same sort of fans that are seen in every music fandom: those who complain that the album is too mainstream, those who claim that whoever likes it (or who wasn't a fan or didn't know about the band before the album) isn't a "real fan," and those that criticize AM for having "too many love songs" and that the band as a whole has gotten "too goopy." Most of the The album is incredibly sexual, but to say that it's chock-full of love songs is the furthest thing from accurate. As for the other points of criticism, the rest of the fandom agrees; how dare someone become a fan of band after hearing one of their most recently popular, acclaimed albums?
- Magnum Opus: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. AM is a close second, and has been credited with breaking America.
- Misattributed Song: No, "DO I Wanna Know?" is NOT by The Black Keys, despite having a distinctive bass riff and being an angry sounding love song.
- Painful Rhyme: Especially in their earlier works, because they relied heavily on Alex Turner's strong Sheffield accent.
- The Pete Best: Glyn Jones, who left the band long before they had even recorded the material that appears on Beneath the Boardwalk.
- Andy Nicholson is a borderline example. He left the band for personal reasons soon after the first album came out, and just before the band started getting international attention.
- Signature Song: "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" or “Fluorescent Adolescent”, depending on who you ask. More recently, "Do I Wanna Know?" qualifies, as well as "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" (which are two of the most well-known songs on the album for those who aren't familiar with the band).