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Doesn't quite cut it,
This review is from: LateNightTales: Matt Helders From The Arctic Monkeys (Audio CD)
Not entirely sure where he is going with this one. If you are expecting decent hip-hop, yes there are a couple of good tracks, but you've probably heard most of the others before (a lot). Hip-hop highlights for me include the excellent TY track and the very likeable Zeph & Azeem number, which is quite fun. Still puzzled by the "I go 5 on it" choice. Wow, he must have really plunged the dusty crates for that gem! What next, Coolio's Gangster's Paradise? As for the rest of the album, it's an alright mixed bag; nothing to write home about. Did really enjoy the Modeselektor and Minnie Riperton tunes though. Now, I could have stretched to 3 stars if it wasn't for the truly dreadful "remix" of the 90's classic "Dreamer" by Livin' Joy. Awful, just awful. Can't imagine why it cited by others as being a highlight of the album. Cap the whole thing off with the pretentious, nonsensical ramblings of his band-mate Alex Turner and the end result is pretty uninspiring.