Posted June 22nd, 2011 by eric

Arctic Monkeys’ Suck It and See: Despite the didn’t-even-try artwork, I can’t stop listening. Combining the darker leanings of Humbug with the story-arc songwriting of Favourite Worst Nightmare, Arctic Monkeys sound like a band hitting its stride on LP number 4. It just clicks better than the slightly awkward Humbug, which seemed to suffer from a decidedly indulgent stoner-rock pretense, probably due to aligning with QOTSA’s Josh Homme. Well, definitely, not probably. Either way, this performance on Letterman from a few weeks back is stellar. Still have yet to see this band live. Top of my list, if they’d ever play anywhere even remotely south of DC.

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