I'm a massive fan, they're undoubtedly one of my favourite bands. I saw Fake Tales of San Fransisco on MTV2 in 2005 and I was immediately hooked!
A lot of people will disagree with this but in my opinion they have improved with each album, they have the rare ability to change up their sound on a regular basis, but still keep their own unmistakeable style. And the fact that they're still going at the level they are is an achievement in itself, I mean look at how quickly they blew up! Most bands would have either crumbled under the pressure, or just churned out the same album again and again. But they kept doing their own thing, and it worked out brilliantly.
And yeah AM is a fantastic album, definitely in my top 3 of the year. So many great songs on there but my personal favourites are Fireside, No. 1 Party Anthem and Knee Socks, in fact I'm surprised Knee Socks hasn't been a single yet. Dat falsetto!
Also I just want to say that I think Suck It And See is brilliant, it doesn't get a lot of love but god damn there's some good tracks on there! Reckless Serenade, That's Where You're Wrong, Black Treacle, Hellcat Spangled Shalalala (what a name), the title track etc.