Suck It and See

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
Critic Score
Based on 32 reviews
2011 Ratings: #316 / 964
User Score
Based on 678 ratings
2011 Ratings: #269
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June 7, 2011 / Release Date
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Domino / Label
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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.

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.


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.

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.


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


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

Drowned in Sound

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

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.
It sucks, I see
Suck It and See was another album that had to grow on me. The first time I listened to this I literally couldn't listen after the first three songs or so, and the only song I liked from this originally was She's Thunderstorms. Now, although this album is probably the last album I'm interested to from their discography, I still have grown to love it. The album has this kind of cowboy feel to majority of the songs, however some of the songs feel scattered and misplaced. Like, you've got the Wild ... read more
Although Alex Turner's lyrics are still as great as on all his records, it's here when the lyrics can't do it in front of a normal production.
It has some amazing songs but it kinda gets a bit boring with time. Not a bad album tho
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Year End Lists

#7/Q Magazine
#29/One Thirty BPM
#36/The Fly
#37/No Ripcord

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
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