Friday, March 10, 2006


We know he meant it kindly, but is Matt Helders really going to be thanking Kanye West for comparing him to Phil Collins?

Kanye, it seems, is fond of the Arctic Monkeys in the same way he likes Genesis:

"The guy on the drums is real tight, man. He's got that whole British vibe going on and he brings that Phil Collins, Genesis sound to the table. I can always tell if a band have a British rhythm section due to the gritty production."

While we can see the Monkeys as being gritty, Genesis? Yes, yes, the lamb may have lain down on Broadway but he put down a nice soft blanket first.