Arctic MonkeysThe Car

Label:Domino – WIGLP455X, Domino – WIGLP455
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Custard Yellow
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Baroque Pop, Glam


A1There'd Better Be A Mirrorball
Written-ByAlex Turner
A2I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am
Written-ByAlex Turner
A3Sculptures Of Anything Goes
Written-ByAlex Turner, Jamie Cook
A4Jet Skis On The Moat
Written-ByAlex Turner, Tom Rowley
A5Body Paint
Written-ByAlex Turner
B1The Car
Written-ByAlex Turner
B2Big Ideas
Written-ByAlex Turner
B3Hello You
Written-ByAlex Turner
B4Mr Schwartz
Written-ByAlex Turner, Tom Rowley
B5Perfect Sense
Written-ByAlex Turner

Companies, etc.



Released with a matte sleeve and a printed inner sleeve.
Includes download code.

[Indicators on rear sleeve]
℗&© 2022 Domino Recording C. Ltd.
Made in the EU
Ltd. custard LP+MP3 [on some barcode stickers on rear (see image)]

[Indicators on inner sleeve]
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Recorded at La Frette, France and Butley Priory, UK.
... and recorded at RAK Studios, London ...

[Different catalogue numbers]
WIGLP455X: cat# on hype sticker & some barcode stickers on rear [special cat# for this custard vinyl edition]
WIGLP455: cat# on jacket spine [cut# from standard black vinyl]

[Runout indicators]
Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink): 887828045532
  • Label Code (On rear): LC10192
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): WIGLP455 A2 - 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): WIGLP455 B2 6 = MATT@METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): WIGLP455 A2 - 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): WIGLP455 B2 5 = MATT@METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): WIGLP455 A2 - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): WIGLP455 B2 - 3 = MATT@METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): WIGLP455 A2 - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): WIGLP455 B2 - 1 = MATT@METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): WIGLP455 A2 - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): WIGLP455 B2 6 = MATT@METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): WIGLP455 A2 - 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): WIGLP455 B2 = MATT@METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 7): WIGLP455 A2 - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 7): WIGLP455 B2 - 5 = MATT@METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 8): WIGLP455 A2 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 8): WIGLP455 B2 - 2 = MATT@METROPOLIS =
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 9): WIGLP455 A2 - 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 9): WIGLP455 B2 - 1 = MATT@METROPOLIS =

Other Versions (5 of 16)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Car (Cassette, Album, Black)DominoWIGMC455Worldwide2022
New Submission
The Car (LP, Album)DominoWIGLP4552022
The Car (CD, Album)DominoWIGCD455USA & Europe2022
The Car (LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Grey )DominoWIGLP455XMWorldwide2022
New Submission
The Car (10×File, AAC, Album, 256 kbps)DominononeWorldwide2022



  • renegadeviking's avatar
    Like other recent Arctic Monkeys albums, the raw energy of the band’s early years has been replaced by lush orchestration and a more languid feel. You still get Alex Turner’s clever lyrics though the references sometimes feel as though they come from an earlier era – ‘Subbuteo cloak’ and ‘smudging dubbin’ for example.

    ‘There’d Better be a Mirrorball’ is the stand out track here with a smoky nightclub feel and lyrics that carry an undertone of sentimentality and self-doubt. This feeling is echoed in the other tracks, but for me a lot of them sound far too similar.

    It’s music for an evening in front of the fire with a good whisky, though there’s a strong risk that you’ll fall asleep.
    • allyn9's avatar
      My copy sounds great! No warping or noticeable noise. I think this custard color is super unique and fits the album art so well.
      • DJFastAndFluid's avatar
        Edited 7 months ago
        Really disappointed with the vinyl. Custard yellow vinyl looks pretty and is flat as a pancake. Admittedly, the crackle isn't too loud, but it is loud enough to be distracting, and there's an instance of it on every track on both sides. Fed up of paying over the odds and getting vinyl that keeps taking me out of what I'm listening to. On the plus side the vinyl did include a digital download in a variety of formats (including FLAC) so at least I have a version I can listen to without wincing every track.
        • discogmember's avatar
          A decent pressing but not dead silent. Very good soundstage with a great punch and well-defined low end. Maybe a but too creamy to my ears but, I guess, It’s what the band wanted.
          • LECO.FM's avatar
            After reading previous reviews I was expecting a dead silent vinyl pressing, but that sadly wasn't what I got. I'm not saying it was unbearable, though: side A is pretty much perfection, side B had some easily noticeable clicks on B3 and B4. So, nothing major, I'm just presenting a counterpoint here having my copy as an example.

            Aside from that, really balanced mastering, but I did not find it to be very dynamic or having specially good separation. It lacks some punch, if I'm being honest. The upside is it's a very clear sounding release.

            I'm not reviewing the record, it's something I never do here. If I was, this'd be a five stars out of five rating.


            Pro-Ject X2
            with Audio-Technica AT-VM740ML
            VTF @ 2.1 grams
            Cambridge Alva Duo
            Edifier S2000 Pro
            • BRV-Records's avatar
              Great pressing, his voice is the standout for me, love this album.
              • baukinmaksim's avatar
                Nice and clear press! Very beautiful album by AM! Super!
                • midnightrunner's avatar
                  A fantastic loud, clear and fulsome pressing, that is certain to become a jewel in many record collections. The only drawback, for me, is the shade of yellow the band have chosen. As whenever I get it out to play it, it makes me want to eat custard. Because the shade of yellow, is so custardy! However, as some of you might know by now, I cannot eat custard as I am lactose intolerant with IBS, and even so much as a thimbleful of custard triggers uncontrollable diarrhea, in me!!
                  • danfigh's avatar
                    Pretty impressed with this record. Sounds so much better than the digital versions I’d been listening to since it’s release. Needs to be listened to in this format on a good system — you won’t be disappointed. Happy to see the Monkeys continuing in the direction they have. Mirrorball, sculptures, body paint, big ideas, hello you and mr Schwartz are the highlights for me.
                    • carterwrombouts's avatar
                      mastered beautifully. sounds great, vinyl is super quiet.
                      sleeve leaves quite a bit to be desired especially considering the $40CAD price. its just a single sleeve with no lyric book.


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