Morning Music Notes – The Votes Never Lie

The Best Album Ever According to BBC Radio 2 is Made by Coldplay

Nothing like a poll to cause some rigging controversy. Coldplay are either really this well loved or they know someone at the BBC. Their album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, was voted the number one album of all-time by the listeners of BBC Radio 2 (via Telegraph). An excellent album, but the best of all-time?

The Beatles (remember them?) and their landmark album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, was number 8. Hopes and Fears by Keane was number 2, further killing all credibility in BBC Radio 2 listeners. Other entries in the Top 10 include Duran Duran’s Rio in 3rd, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in 4th, and albums like U2’s The Joshua Tree and The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers also on the list.

Beyonce and Andre 3000 to Cover Amy Winehouse

Her body might not even be cold yet, but Beyonce and Andre 3000 don’t care. Actually, they’re paying tribute to Amy Winehouse, and covering her for the Great Gatsby movie soundtrack (via Billboard). And lookie here, Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z is the executive producer of the soundtrack. Where would she be without him? The anticipated (by me) track will be a cover of Back to Black.

Frank Ocean and Tyler, The Creator Have Song Rejected By Justin Bieber

Strange Fact, Part 1: Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator wrote a track for teen pop singer Justin Bieber.

Strange Fact, Part 2: Justin Bieber rejected a track written by Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator

Oh, to be Justin Bieber. One minute, you’re a no one in Stratford, Ontario. The next minute, you’re rejecting tracks from a Grammy winner.

Tyler said to Billboard, “I’ve got so many beats and songs, but no one’s giving me a chance yet. I want to take Justin Bieber for a month and just lock him up in a cage where we sit and make music. He’s one of the most successful people in the world, but his music could be so much tighter.”

Saying that Bieber’s music could be tighter is like saying that Paris Hilton could date a few less guys. Both probably won’t happen any time soon, either.

Watch! Guards – Ready to Go

Guards - -Ready To Go- (Official Video) - YouTube screen cap

I swear I posted the video for this track already, but it’s just the artwork that seems to have created an imaginary video in my head for a video that wasn’t made. That’s some good artwork (or a strange imagination). The band Guards have a new album called In Guards We Trust, and have a track with one of those great indie choruses. Check out the video for Ready to Go down below, and enjoy a classic teenage game of Spin the Bottle Flashlight.

Guards – Ready to Go

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