Via Pitchfork, I learn that Lance Reddick—-better known as Lieutenant Daniels on The Wire—-has recorded an album of jazz vocals. Painfully smooth, soporific jazz vocals. I suppose this is in keeping with the horrible track record that former Wire actors have had with their careers. But it’s still sad to experience the aural equivalent of having stale honey poured on your head. Also: awful album title. Contemplations & Remembrances? What’s wrong with A Man Got to Have a Coda? Or Jukeboxing the Stats?

To clear the smooth sounds of Reddick out of your head, try M.I.A. and Blaqstarr’s cover of “Way Down in the Hole”:


Update: This is the best post We’ve ever read about Lance Reddick’s eyes.