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- Suck It and See

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on 24 reviews
2011 Rank: #242 / 867
USER SCORE
74
Based on
178 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
No Ripcord

The Arctic Monkeys of 2011 have produced, probably by a significant margin, the best British Rock 'n' Roll album you will hear this year.

85
Beats Per Minute

Suck It And See is an almost seamless step forward, reaffirming the notion that the band’s shelf life is probably much longer than initially estimated.

80
musicOMH

This is another intriguing evolution for one of the country's great bands, and a shot in the arm for Britain's rather moribund 'indie guitar' scene.

80
Consequence of Sound

Suck it and See is a thorough success imbued with the very same spirit, reflecting the boys’ widely expanded palette while successfully working in everything they did so well in their yester-album.

80
PopMatters

Alex Turner and his bandmates are clearly expanding their abilities and getting better at focusing their fire with every release.

exception
51
The fatal goodbye kiss to the once enjoyable band that was Arctic Monkeys, as they embark on their quest to become the kings of tumblr.
john95
56
That moment when a band you had so many hopes for releases a record that's just average... Everybody does faults though, and i hope this is going to be their only mediocre record.
daFigz
73
Maybe with this release I'd grown tired of their sound? Or, perhaps it all started to sound the same? Regardless, like I've told students in the past, there is nothing wrong with being an average University student. This CD is analogous to my statement. Don't argue. I'm right. Frankly, being average among a hugely talented population does not diminish your talent. Average among the exceptional is still exceptional!
My suggestion: If you're like me, and you dig Brit swagger and indie rock, then ... read more
50
pretty shit, boring songs bar library pictures and piledriver waltz, lazy and unfinished sound to it
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DETAILS

June 7, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
James Ford / Producer
Tags
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 13 - DIY
# 39 - MOJO
# 22 - musicOMH
# 6 - NME
# 37 - No Ripcord
# 29 - One Thirty BPM
# 7 - Q Magazine
# 36 - The Fly
MISC LISTS
# 13 - NME (2010-2014)
# 38 - NPR Listeners
# 6 - Old Waver
# 40 - Pitchfork Readers
Track List
  1. She’s Thunderstorms 
  2. Black Treacle 
  3. Brick by Brick
  4. The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala 
  5. Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair 
  6. Library Pictures 
  7. All My Own Stunts
  8. Reckless Serenade 
  9. Piledriver Waltz 
  10. Love is a Laserquest 
  11. Suck It and See
  12. That’s Where You’re Wrong
Contributions By
patton, philthy, erik, Alex69, alexgonzriv