Album of the Day
Suck It and See
With the fastest selling debut in U.K. history, Arctic Monkeys became an indie rock sensation in 2006, and SUCK IT AND SEE proves that success was no fluke. The Sheffield quartet's fourth studio set was recorded with frequent producer James Ford in Los Angeles, and if there's a bit more sunshine here than in previous work, these dozen originals retain the band's urgent, hook-filled focus. Frontman Alex Turner's flair for well-turned phrases can be heard on such songs as “Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair,” “Brick by Brick” and the title track, all made even more memorable by Jamie Cook's punchy guitar riffs. Released 10 years ago, SUCK IT AND SEE continued Arctic Monkeys' remarkable winning streak, becoming their fourth album in a row to debut at the top of the British chart.