15 Aug '11, 10pm

Suck It And See | Arctic Monkeys: 5/5: by Kevin Mathews Indie band Arctic Monkeys burst onto the worldwide stage...

Indie band Arctic Monkeys burst onto the worldwide stage back in 2006 on the back of a hitherto unprecedented online buzz and have not looked back since. Suck It And See is the band's fourth album in five years and may just be one of its strongest, fulfilling its potential as one of the brightest guitar bands from the United Kingdom. Recorded in Los Angeles, Suck It And See is filled to the brim with accessible indie rock and pop, drawing from the deep well of 50 years' worth of British rock. The '90s Britpop inflections of the Blur-channelling Black Treacle, the glam rock grooves of Brick By Brick (with shades of T Rex thrown in for good measure) and the metallic, frenetic Library Pictures, with its liberal use of Black Sabbath riffs all bear testimony to this unique gift. However, Arctic Monkey's secret has always been in lead singer Alex Turner's turn of phrase. "Toples...

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