YMMV / Arctic Monkeys

  • Broken Base: Older fans tend to hate AM but newer fans adore it.
  • Epic Riff: To name a few, "Brianstorm", "Still Take You Home", "Teddy Picker", and "Do I Wanna Know?".
  • Face of the Band: Alex and Matt.
  • 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 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?
  • 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.
  • Signature Song: "Do I Wanna Know?"
  • Snark Bait: To the English Rock and Punk scenes, who generally consider Arctic Monkeys to look like the kind of people who used to beat them up in school for listening to rock music.