Arctic Monkeys
Suck It and See
We initially dismissed them as ‘a student band’, but had to make a swift volte-face, and our love continues to deepen. If AM’s fourth proves anything – aside from the artful complexity of their arrangements, their mastery of the killer hook and the warmth of Alex Turner’s throatily maturing croon, that is – it’s that no other UK pop/rock band has its finger so confidently and creatively on the pulse of modern city life.