Arctic Monkeys ‎– AM

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Domino ‎– WIGLP317
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Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 Gram, Gatefold
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Pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. Includes double-sided insert with lyrics and digital album download card.
Gatefold sleeve

WIGLP317 Made in the U.S.A.
℗&© 2013 Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
55 Washington St. #742 Brooklyn, NY 11201

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on Shrink-wrap): 8 87828 03171 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 887828031719
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): WIGLP-317-A CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): WIGLP-317-B-RE1 1 Ⅱ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variation): WIGLP317-A Ⅱ 25967.1(3)... ,i,
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variation): WIGLP317-B 25967.2(3)... ,i,

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WIGCD317 Arctic Monkeys AM(CD, Album, Gat) Domino WIGCD317 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
WIGCD317 Arctic Monkeys AM(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD317 US 2013 Sell This Version
WIGCD317S Arctic Monkeys AM(CD, Album) Soyuz Music, Domino WIGCD317S Russia 2013 Sell This Version
WIGCD317 Arctic Monkeys AM(CD, Album, gat) Domino WIGCD317 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
WIGLP317 Arctic Monkeys AM(LP, Album, Gat) Domino WIGLP317 Europe 2013 Sell This Version

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RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

October 3, 2018
edited 2 months ago

Amazing rock album that remains timeless and wide-reaching in its cultural relevancy 5 years later. Every song is Alex Turner's melodic intelligence at its prime and a winner - no fillers, no BS, just 12 consistently engaging earworms. And I can't say that about a lot of albums these days! I give my dad credit for discovering "Do I Wanna Know?" on the radio years ago.... his getting me into AM is something I'm forever grateful for.

The vinyl mastering annihilates the over-compressed digital versions, rendering this the only way (IMSO: in my subjective opinion) to experience this modern masterpiece. While it is very densely mixed with a lack of 'space' and transparency in more intense sections, AM on vinyl is cleverly engineered to dodge much of the groove mistracking on conical needles, and Chris Bellman's mastering lends a super-airy crispness in the top-end, an enveloping atmospheric air, very good dynamics and a big punch factor to the music that I swear you won't find elsewhere. The big boomy bass really makes those fat drums so impactful that they shake even the upper floor of the house.

I feel that the airy wide-open aura of CB's mastering has truly set the bar for how regular (i.e. non-'audiophile edition') modern rock vinyl 'should' sound. Hence, for a long time, it's been one of the standards against which I've measured numerous other LPs of the 21st century vinyl renaissance. I can confidently say Alex and the Monkeys did well to serve a broad audience not only with their music.... they also achieved this broad appeal in their vinyl mastering decisions and choice of engineering personnel.

Although I'm not complaining, noise-wise the quality of the vinyl itself is kind of cheesy....just so you know. Just looking at the record, I'm 99% sure it's made by United even though there's no encircled-U in the runout. There is *lots* of inherent URP-style linear orange peel on the vinyl surface causing an annoying rumble floor in between tracks, and ever since I got this new from Amazon way back in early 2014, there's always been some crackling in the first minute of each side. But I'll take it! It's acceptable. What matters is it doesn't ruin the listening experience or overpower the music at all. Although the gatefold sleeve feels a bit cheap 'n' flimsy, as others mention this indeed comes with a protective poly lined inner, a very nice touch.
WineOfTheVeins

WineOfTheVeins

September 18, 2018

Pretty decent SQ. 4/5 I love the 180g vinyl that they wrapped in a paper sleeve, but they took the extra step and lined the paper sleeve with plastic. Every record should be contained like this. Prevents scratching and paper residue. Great album.
nihilator77

nihilator77

April 18, 2017

Sounds wonderful, Haven't noticed any hissing on my AT-LP120-USB and Klipsch R-15PM setup set to Line out. This album itself is great and what I expected after playing a few of these songs on Rocksmith2014.
slavko1

slavko1

June 19, 2015
Good album. But on this Domino release, there is a very noticeable noise/hiss at the end of the last song (last few seconds), and through the entire runout. (on side A). On side B, it's very similar, hiss is present in the left channel.
That would be a coincidence I would suppose, but I got another vinyl from Domino (Hot Chip - In Our Heads) and the very same issue is present on BOTH of records in that release!
(no, there is nothing wrong with my turntable, trust me.)
I assume this is mastering issue, but nobody listens to the test pressings?

Jakethedrummer

Jakethedrummer

October 26, 2014

Great album, wonderfully mixed and produced. Flow from beginning through end is great, and even the b-side has some catchy tunes. 5/5