The Arctic Monkeys are known for an explosive success handled with diffidence. In their early days, the restless, young band had to carry the weight of public expectation, being deemed the
British indie rock band of their generation after releasing only one single. They met expectation with Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
and further proved their legitimacy with their sophomore album. In what seems an effort to remain perpetually unconventional and unpredictable, they opted for a grungier, more hard-edged third album (Humbug
). After garnering a tepid response, the Monkeys assured us their forthcoming album Suck It And See
would be more poppy, and perhaps, as the album title hinted, stay truer to earlier Monkeys conviction.