"as a straight male, i ppbppbpttt hhptpphhptpp hpbptpphptppthpbbphbh"
Because man cannot live on Arctic Monkeys alone, Alex gave us ‘Submarine’. And though it’s half the size of following LP, ‘Suck It And See’, it’s actually the most spell-binding record the man has ever released.
‘Stuck on the Puzzle’ is a Richard Hawley-esque song about a girl that Alex probably shouldn’t have fallen in love with. It’s what you’d imagine to be the first song on the “Love Songs” mixtape your pessimistic dad made for you – just as Oliver Tate was given in ‘Submarine’ – and the song’s not only deft in its poetry and sweet in its chord structure, it’s rooted in a small village that we could all imagine growing up in. And it’s the soundtrack to a love story we could all imagine living.