Humbug (studio album) by Arctic Monkeys

Humbug by Arctic Monkeys
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-08-19
Overall rank: 783rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 928 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2009 (8th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (126th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (783rd)
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Arctic Monkeys bestography

Humbug is ranked 5th best out of 10 albums by Arctic Monkeys on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Arctic Monkeys is Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not which is ranked number 66 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,484.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 928 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.3/100, a mean average of 74.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

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Rating:  
85/100
From 12/08/2023 14:38
Album Rating: 81.70
(817/10)

19.08.2009

Arctic Monkeys (UK): Humbug

1.My Propeller 88
2.Crying Lightning 95
3.Dangerous Animals 41
4.Secret Door 87
5.Potion Approaching 68
6.Fire And The Thud 76
7.Cornerstone 99
8.Dance Little Liar 89
9.Pretty Visitors 77
10.The Jeweller's Hands 97

Dangerous Animals must be one of their worst ever tracks.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 11/01/2022 15:33
Psicodélico e enlameado!
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Rating:  
80/100
From 07/17/2022 18:22
More mellow than the previous albums but excellent nonetheless
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Rating:  
45/100
From 02/15/2022 10:25
A slight change in tone from their first two albums - less cheeky and more dark. Underrated though. Some great stuff on here - Crying Lightning, Cornerstone and My Propeller are my highlights.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 01/07/2022 07:44
The brightest gem of all Arctic Monkeys discography
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Rating:  
80/100
From 07/31/2021 01:49
Hypnotic, slow, sexy.
I really do enjoy the influence that Josh Homme and Queens of the Stone Age bring to this project.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 01/02/2021 19:07
Their "best of the rest" (meaning everything except their debut).
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75/100
From 04/16/2020 20:39
Not a bad album, but definitely not too interesting a listen. Definitely a desert rock/stoner rock album, but I get the sense that this is a bit of a precursor to AM in that Turner's lyrics kind of just drone on and linger too long. The album gets boring in The Fire and The Thud and in Dance Little Liar. Feels like a lot of these songs would be featured in the background of movie scenes in which the character are in a drugged stupor.

Standout Tracks: Cornerstone, Potion Approaching, Secret Door, Crying Lightning
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90/100
From 03/02/2020 17:12
My favourite album by them. Love the change in style and more psychedelic style, very spacey. Love it from front to back. Cornerstone is the centre piece of this album for me, perfectly sums up losing a partner and seeing their face everywhere you go. Secret door, cry lighting are fantastic tracks also.
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From 08/28/2019 21:42
This album has some strong tracks, but I don’t think it’s the best Arctic Monkeys can do. Interesting and kinda darker than his two predecessors.

Standout tracks: My Propeller, Crying lightning, Cornerstone.

Personal favourite: Dance Little Liar
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