Suck It and See

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
Critic Score
Based on 35 reviews
2011 Ratings: #288 / 1011
User Score
2011 Ratings: #233
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
NME
A stunning new level of intelligent, love-steeped songcraft.
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.

75
Pitchfork

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

70
Drowned in Sound

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

BradTasteMusic
65

Alex Turner really shows his hand as a compelling songwriter on SIAS. There is not a whole lot in the way of interesting songs, but a lot of great uninteresting songs.

CLJesse
48

suck my dick and be a better album

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.

lindmacintosh_
83

The good songs carry it but it's their weakest album

Favourite Tracks: She's Thunderstorms, Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair, Library Pictures
Worst Track: any between 7-10

sushie
91

It feels exactly like what it is - a transition between Humbug and AM. It's much better than AM but lacks the feeling that made Humbug so special. Overall it's still a very solid record.

CJPagey22
36

If you like your music to be thoroughly uninteresting this is the album for you if you listen to music for entertainment I would avoid this project.

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