Morning Music Notes – No, These Are My Best Albums
Reignwolf is a Canadian rocker who let loose the track Are You Satisfied? this summer, winning over fans and media with his style of old school rock. The bluesy-rock artist Jordan Cook (“Reignwolf”) has another new single called In The Dark, which is where I think I look best.
The mid-tempo rock song has roaring guitars and some good vocals from Cook. The track was written in the basement of a house in Saskatchewan in the dead of winter, so it’s surprising the song isn’t more depressing and suicidal in nature. The same would be true of a song written in the summer in Saskatchewan to be fair. Just kidding, Saskatchewan! Check out the latest from Reignwolf below.
Morning Music Notes
What are Jay-Z’s best albums? There’s no better source than the man himself. At least he knows Kingdom Come is a poor album. See his thoughts below.
“1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)”
(via Consequence of Sound)
I was at one of London “dream folk” band Mt. Wolf’s first ever shows back in early 2012. I was quite sad to hear that they recently split, the news of which was even covered in NME. Do yourself and a favour and get to know the band so that you can mourn their split with me.
The Beats Music streaming service that teams Trent Reznor with Dr. Dre and Beat Electronics will launch in late January. Oh, so this “service formerly known as Daisy” is still happening after all? The service will come to the US first, with no word about their forgotten neighbours to the north. (via Exclaim)
Morrissey has written a much written-about autobiography. In this book, he details a homosexual relationship that he had. However, U.S. publisher G.T. Putnam’s Son edited out a photo of photographer Jake Owens Walters, with whom he had a relationship with. Other accounts of Walters were also edited out of the book in the U.S. Hooray for censorship! (via Billboard)