Suck It And See
light & airy, filmic but intimate, carefully arranged but deceptively powerful, this is arctic monkeys’ 4th album. recorded at sound city studios in los angeles with long-time producer / collaborator james ford, it has a summery pop feel, with the bulk of work completed on the west coast. retaining only a modicum of the heaviness of the josh homme produced ‘humbug’, ‘suck it & see’ sees the sheffield foursome in major chord, classic songwriting territory once more. “cool confidence & apparently effortless melodic conjuring…a great band whose rapid development continues to utterly grip” 4/5 – mojo, “full of beautiful tunes, beautifully played & beautifully produced…a romantic britpop sound that stands comparison with the smiths, the la’s & new order” – uncut.