Danko Jones ‘A Rock Supreme’
Album Review By Adam McCann
AFM Records/Hard Rock
The Canadian trio have been on the road non-stop since the release of their 2017 album ‘Wild Cat’. Yet, somewhere within this busy schedule Danko Jones have found the time to record their latest album ‘A Rock Supreme’.
As a band, there has always been something humorously tongue-in-cheek about the writing and delivery of the band’s lyrics, but, unlike many of their peers who attempt this, Danko Jones are the masters of this with tracks on ‘A Rock Supreme’ managing to sound enjoyable, fun and accessible without devolving into a crude profanity. The nomadic lifestyle of living on the road has clearly left its mark on the recording of this album, tracks such as ‘I’m In A Band’, ‘Fists Up High’ and ‘We’re Crazy’ are all odes to the monotony of touring and the insanity that undoubtedly sets in. However, with these tracks, it is easy to see that Danko Jones love what they do and each track here has been lovingly crafted to provide the listener with endless enjoyment as vocalist/guitarist Danko Jones prowls the microphone, strutting about like a modern Bon Scott colluding with Jones’ own frantic personality during ‘I Love Love’, whilst ‘That Girl’ has all the romantic roguish qualities of Thin Lizzy or Black Star Riders.
Just like most of the output Danko Jones release, ‘A Rock Supreme’ initially has that ambiguous quality leaving the listener unsure; but this very quickly dissipates, leaving this album to be exceptionally fun, enjoyable and any fans of modern hard rock should pick this up immediately.
Rating : 85/100
MHF Magazine/Adam McCann