Jay-Z Calls a Do-Over

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1. Jay-Z, “American Gangster”
The title track from Jay’s new album sounds practically identical to “Show Me What You Got” from last year’s failed comeback Kingdom Come, but, inexplicably, it’s great! [MyLifeHipHop]

2. Jay-Z, “Fallin’”
On a shockingly stinker-free record, this is our favorite track so far. [MyLifeHipHop]

3. Eddie Vedder, “All Along the Watchtower” (Bob Dylan cover)
Vedder does the 5,936th best-ever cover of this song — not bad! [Fuel Friends]

4. Beirut, “My Night With the Prostitute From Marseille”
From Natalie Portman’s Big Change: Songs for FINCA charity album, here’s a classy tune from Zach Condon. [EW via Stereogum]

5. The Hold Steady, “Against the Wind” (Bob Seger cover)
Craig Finn sings and hits approximately one correct note. [Pretty Much Amazing]

Jay-Z Calls a Do-Over