AOTY 2019

Suck It and See

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2011 Ratings: #309 / 920
User Score
Based on 557 ratings
2011 Ratings: #236
June 7, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
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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.

75
Pitchfork

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

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.
kappachino
67
It sucks, I see
MiaWatterson
77
It has some amazing songs but it kinda gets a bit boring with time. Not a bad album tho
Einyel
75
When this album came out I was very disappointed, as I expected it to sound more like the stoner Don't Sit Down... and less like the delightful Reckless Serenade, so I forced myself to listen to its songs over and over again. My appreciation of the album didn't improve much, I only liked a bunch of the songs and hated the band for not including the b side Evil Twin, because I felt bored by the relaxed tone Turner used most of the time. With all this in mind, SIS has been, by far, my least liked ... read more
AvgLizardHead
60
The only Arctic Monkeys release that I don't care for.
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Year End Lists

#6/NME
#7/Q Magazine
#13/DIY
#22/musicOMH
#29/One Thirty BPM
#36/The Fly
#37/No Ripcord
#39/MOJO

Decade Lists

#33/NME (2010s)

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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