'AM' soars in at number one...

Arctic Monkeys have made chart history after their fifth studio album 'AM' entered the charts at number one.

The past decade has witnessed the acceleration of pop music, with the cycle of building up and smashing down reaching light speed proportions. Yet Arctic Monkeys survive time and trend.

The band's debut album 'Whatever You Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' broke records, and since then the Sheffield band have remained a constant amidst the continual churn of British music.

Fifth album 'AM' was released to widespread acclaim, and has made chart history by entering the Top 40 at number one in its first week of release. The feat means that Arctic Monkeys have become the first band on an independent label to send their first five studio album to number one in their first week of release.

A spokesman for the Official Charts Company said yesterday: "It’s proof that you don’t have to be backed by a multinational to be successful. I guess it’s kind of the flip-side to the likes of the X Factor and The Voice."

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