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Arctic Monkeys' 'Suck It and See'
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.