FIRST LISTEN: Arctic Monkeys' 'Suck It and See'

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Arctic Monkeys / Photo by Guy Aroch
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Five years since breaking out as Britain's hottest buzz band since the Beatles, Arctic Monkeys have hit a comfortable groove on their new album Suck It and See. The LP won't be available in stores until next week, but the band's label, Domino, is streaming the set in its entirety. Head here to check it out.SPIN's 8-out-of-10 review says "the title track may be the loveliest thingthey've ever recorded.... Paul Westerberg, wherever he is, nods agreeably."

The Monkeys are also putting out a 7-inch for lead single "Don't Sit Down Cause I've Moved Your Chair." The release is backed with two Suck It B-sides titled "I.D.S.T" and "The Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap", which you can stream below (via Pretty Much Amazing). "I.D.S.T" - short for "If Destroyed Still True" - finds Alex Turner and Co. delivering their best Ozzy-era Black Sabbath rip: sludgy guitars, throbbing bass, and the group joining together for a pretty fine vocal approximation of the Prince of Darkness.

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