One year since SIAS

Exactly one year ago today (June 6th) Arctic Monkeys released their fourth album 'Suck It And See'. Now I've always said that I wouldn't write about Arctic Monkeys because they're my favourite band, therefore I'd be incredibly bias and give them 10/10 each time. However this is a special occasion; a celebratory article has been posted as a mark of respect.

Legit blogs such as 'fuckyeaharcticmonkeys' and 'arcticmonkeysus' have been encouraging others to share their stories, of where they were and what happened on the day this album was released - here's my version of events.

Last summer I was working almost everyday in a small cafe. I hated that place (still do) the hours dragged and nothing got me through the day, until suck it and see that was. During the days leading up to the 6th, the singular thought that got me through the day was that I'd be listening to the record shortly.

Suck it and see was the soundtrack to my summer. I'd have tracks from the album such as Library Pictures in my head whilst completing the simplest of tasks. This was more than just an album; it was an antidote to life. Few people understand why I love the band so much, but it's not something that can be easily translated into words, that others would comprehend. It's a way of life.

The atmosphere at my first Arctic Monkeys gig (October 30th) was something else. It felt incredible to be surrounded by other fans that loved the band just as much as you. It was the moment I'd been waiting for.

One tumblr user 'roguemonster' described suck it and see "It's a constant reminder of those subtle moments where you feel alive, even when you're not doing much. No worries on your mind, no chaos - just perfect, perfect music that can make everything seem right, somehow".
I couldn't have said it better myself, because ultimately this is what it's all about. Music is supposed to make you feel like this. If it doesn't, well then the band are doing something wrong. However in my eyes Arctic Monkeys can do no wrong; they always make music that sends us to a musical heaven. They know how it's done. Every band should aspire to be as brilliant as Arctic Monkeys.

This is an era of the monkeys that we will never forget. Strange things happened (you know what I'm on about) great things happened, new faces were introduced and at gigs we joined together in unison as one. Our hearts beat to the same riffs.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley for being geniuses, and their parents for creating their lives.
I'll stop writing now because I'm getting emotional.