Recorded during the latter half of 2010 and early months of 2011, Suck It and See finds the Arctic Monkeys partnering with James Ford for a third time. The album features a more accessible sound than its predecessor, Humbug, and shines a new light on the band's pop influences.
Spin (p.100) - "[T]hey've hit a remarkable mid-career groove that most band their age will never see....The constant throughout remains frontman Alex Turner's smart mouth."
CMJ - "On its fourth LP, Arctic Monkeys combines its clever, tongue-in-cheek wordplay with a wider variety of sounds than it ever used on its other releases."
Paste (magazine) - "For the first time, the band has produced an album in which Turner's lyrics are truly given room to breathe....Turner brings the same smart turns of phrase he's always contributed to the band's catalog, only this time around we're allowed a closer listen."
Clash (magazine) - "The apparent immediacy is there in the track lengths, and the frantic relentlessness with which they bash them out, thought it's Alex Turner's endearing melodies that stand out most."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a record that screams confidence, sunshine and mostly remains fun throughout. Drummers take vocal duties, throwaway but incisive lyrics abound, and everything sounds easy."