Arctic Monkeys' 'Suck It and See'

Urgency proved the currency when <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004801" title="Arctic Monkeys (music group)" href="/topic/entertainment/music/arctic-monkeys-%28music-group%29-PECLB004801.topic">Arctic Monkeys</a> exploded in 2006. The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000021201" title="England" href="/topic/international/britain/england-PLGEO00000021201.topic">British</a> group's first album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," proved the quickest-selling debut in U.K. history, but they've run from their potential ever since then. The latest, "Suck It and See" (English slang for "give it a try") ultimately feels even more detached. Flashes of brilliance prove tantalizing -- "All My Own Stunts" buzzes with evocatively nervy guitar -- but such moments remain disconnected from a compelling overall vision.<br>
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( Mark Allan / Associated Press )

Urgency proved the currency when Arctic Monkeys exploded in 2006. The British group's first album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," proved the quickest-selling debut in U.K. history, but they've run from their potential ever since then. The latest, "Suck It and See" (English slang for "give it a try") ultimately feels even more detached. Flashes of brilliance prove tantalizing -- "All My Own Stunts" buzzes with evocatively nervy guitar -- but such moments remain disconnected from a compelling overall vision.

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