Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on 22 reviews
2011 Rank: #227 / 717
USER SCORE
76
Based on
98 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
No Ripcord
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
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
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
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
PopMatters

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

75
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Suck It and See, the Arctics' fourth and most rewarding album so far, is not music to blog to.

70
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

By the impeccably high standards they've set so far it ranks as a good rather than great album.

User Reviews
97
A near-perfect album that set the bar even higher for the Arctic Monkeys. I feel like people didn't like it because the genre changed a bit, but every-single-song in this album is amazing. A must listen!
Gupla
75
Un marcadísimo Brit Pop con letras a su más alto nivel.
austincrane235
70
Best Track: She's Thunderstorms, Black Treacle, Reckless Serenade, or Piledriver Waltz
Worst Track: Brick By Brick
Most Overrated Track: Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair
Most Underrated Track: Love Is A Laserquest
rapmartin12
85
Stand-Out Tracks:
- She's Thunderstorm
- All my Own Stunts
SiberianBreaks
63
A mixed bag filled with some of their happiest sounding songs perfect for the summer. Some of the songs are god awful, but there are a handful of tracks where Alex Turner's songwriting still really shines through.

Favourite tracks: She's Thunderstorms, The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala, Reckless Serenade, Piledriver Waltz, Suck It and See
White Denim - D
#226
Cass McCombs - Humor Risk
#228

Arctic Monkeys - AM

AM

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

Favourite Worst Nightmare

Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Humbug

Video: Arctic Monkeys - Snap Out Of It
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Watch Arctic Monkeys cover The Beatles' "All My Loving"
Listen: Arctic Monkeys - “You’re So Dark” ['AM' B-Side]
Official Video: Arctic Monkeys - One For The Road
Video: Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? [ACOUSTIC] (Live from Avatar Studios 2013)

DETAILS

RELEASED: June 7, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Domino
PRODUCER: James Ford
GENRE: Alternative Rock
WEBSITE: www.arcticmonkeys.com
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
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