- Summary: Arctic Monkeys partners with producer James Ford for a third time for a fourth album of indie pop songs.
- Record Label: Domino
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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|Suck It and See|
|Your love is like a studded leather headlock Your kiss it could put creases in the rain You're rarer than a can of dandelion and burdock And those...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Entertainment WeeklyJun 7, 2011It hits hard, but the boyish energy of their early work is still missed. [3/10 Jun 2011, p.112]
Jun 16, 2011a great return for the monkeys with their poppiest album to date.no fillers here, only great melodiic catchy tracks.their best collection ofa great return for the monkeys with their poppiest album to date.no fillers here, only great melodiic catchy tracks.their best collection of songs since their debut.… Expand
Jan 15, 2015I created an account in order to justify what I think is the Monkeys' most overlooked album and perhaps their best. Admittedly, it took me aI created an account in order to justify what I think is the Monkeys' most overlooked album and perhaps their best. Admittedly, it took me a few listens in order to appreciate the album (mainly because of the transition from the band's punk-rockish debut to fast-paced FWN to psychedelic Humbug to poppy, feel-good SIAS). One of the band's most consistent efforts to date, the album also features songs that would perhaps be in their greatest hits compilation album such as the title track, "Hellcat Spangled Shalalala", "Black Treacle", "Love Is A Laserquest" and "That's Where You're Wrong".… Expand
Jun 11, 2011To record Humbug, Arctic Monkeys headed to the California desert with a slew of incomplete song ideas and the mood to experiment a bit. ThisTo record Humbug, Arctic Monkeys headed to the California desert with a slew of incomplete song ideas and the mood to experiment a bit. This time around, the band prepared and tried to perfect their songs at home before traveling to Los Angeles to record. The result is a more immediate album, but also one that may take a few listens to fully appreciate.
The first two songs released off of the album (Brick By Brick and Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair) were quite a misdirection for fans since, besides those two and the jagged Library Pictures, the rest of Suck It And See contains very summer-friendly melodies and choruses. Some of the band's most successful previous singles were more joyful than rocky, and this time around Alex Turner and company seemed to make it a point to perfect that type of sound.
Black Treacle, Reckless Serenade, title track Suck It And See, and closer That's Where You're Wrong will likely hook you quicker than anything they've recorded since Fluorescent Adolescent. The aforementioned "heavier" songs (though they still roll out at a pace much slower than the band's older material) work well on the album and provide necessary tempo changes.
Track-for-track, this is likely the Arctic Monkeys' best album to date, providing twelve songs that range from fun to spectacular, and absolutely no filler. The only complaint I have is the fact that I like the Submarine OST recording of Piledriver Waltz a bit more than this album version, but it's still very good in its own right. While listening to Suck It And See, you'll likely realize that this is a band that is fine-tuning its skill set and using all of the tricks they've learned so far to create some wonderful music. Can't wait to see where they go next.… Expand
Jun 11, 2011Very, very good. They have found the perfect balance between Humbug, a darker and somewhat experimental album, and the "poppiness" of theirVery, very good. They have found the perfect balance between Humbug, a darker and somewhat experimental album, and the "poppiness" of their debut and sophomore album. I almost get Foo Fighters vibes from some tracks on this album.… Expand
May 25, 2012"Suck It and See" has songs that work and songs that don't work. Is it different from the previous work? Definitely. Is it bad and did it"Suck It and See" has songs that work and songs that don't work. Is it different from the previous work? Definitely. Is it bad and did it fail? No, it actually passes with great expectations. Is it guaranteed that you'll like it after multiple listens? It depends on the listener that you are. If you're into the Arctic Monkeys and are willing to accept that their work sounds a lot different now than their previous successful efforts, you'll love it. If you're a new fan or listener, or if you're someone who prefers a band that sticks to their roots, it'll probably be "The Room" of Arctic Monkeys albums to you. On a concluding note, "Suck It and See" has a majority that you would expect from a two year wait, and then a little.… Expand
Aug 10, 2014The music makes me a little disappointed for Arctic Monkeys. They've got some without doubt great moments here and there -and they save theThe music makes me a little disappointed for Arctic Monkeys. They've got some without doubt great moments here and there -and they save the album by a jot- but more or less shall we say, to the beginning of the album? The remaindering tracks seem a little less attention grabbing. The lyrics are also suspiciously not-as-good.… Expand
Jun 11, 2011From a band with so much talent they produce something of low quality. They appear to be milking their name knowing people will pick the albumFrom a band with so much talent they produce something of low quality. They appear to be milking their name knowing people will pick the album up blindly. I'm just saying listen to the (bad) music first before you make your mind up on buying it.… Expand
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|All Things Must Pass [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - George Harrison|
|Glow On - Turnstile|
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