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Arctic Monkeys have managed to find the sweet spot between American area rock and classic British melodicism. It took some exploring to find the middle ground between the Kinks and Queens of the Stone Age, but Alex Turner and co. have done it over its last few records. By its first bites, the new one, AM, seems to have a saltier, heavier taste, like 2009's Humbug. But Turner, one of the best young lyricists of today, is too deft with a turn of phrase to stick to riffs and chants. There's always a knee-weakening ballad and string of baroque vocabulary up his sleeve.