—That's Where You're Wrong
Arctic Monkeys - That’s Where You’re Wrong (Suck It and See)
Don’t take it so personally,
You’re not the only one
That time’s got it in for, honey.
That’s where you’re wrong.
Day 2 - An Album That Reminds You of Summer
Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
I don’t know where to start. Sometimes I hear Alex Turner’s voice in a bar or a club or a shop or something where I don’t necessarily expect it and it takes me by surprise and I just cannot describe the amount of joy I feel, it’s almost like someone you love died and then was suddenly there again and whatever he’s actually saying, he is also saying wonderful caring things, like the sonic equivalent of that look of endless confidence in you that Gatsby gives people. And this is just a teeny part of how huge and golden and important they are. I’ll never get over that. Or them.
If I had to pick out a personal favorite out of Monkeys albums, it would be Suck It and See, not because I think it’s the best one, just because it’s what makes sense to me. (Also, Humbug is not even an option because Humbug is a work of art. Humbug is not real, or is rather too real for mortals like us - if we say The Cave myth Plato talks about is what the world is actually like then we’re in the cave and Humbug is on the outside and somehow IT and not its shadow is presented to us and we are able to see it and it’s almost like that with everything they do but some weird witchcraft happened with Humbug and now I’ll just shut up about it. Alsoalso, I think AM is the best one.) Suck It and See means summer because it was the soundtrack to one of mine and a very beautiful, non-cliche summer it was and that was pre-injected into every bit of it. I loved Brick by Brick when it came out and I couldn’t/still don’t understand why everyone didn’t, I thought it was perfect. I don’t know what that says about me and I don’t really care. I picked out That’s Where You’re Wrong because Monkeys are really good at endings which is a wonderful thing to have mastered at such a young age, or really ever, and this song is slightly sad but also encouraging and defiant in that dusky way and I lovelovelove it.
To end with, your favorite band can really, truly go fuck itself.
In which someone’s favorite is Suck It And See, proving you can literally pick any AM album and it’s brilliant.