Monday, June 6, 2011

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome (2011)

When an album takes five years to make, you have to wonder if it's gonna be worth the wait. Well thankfully this is. In traditional Danger Mouse fashion, Rome is a nice genre-blending record that's engaging and of course, well-produced, incorporating elements of alt. rock, folk and chamber pop. The recurring theme of this record is spaghetti western films, and it comes across well in the record, as this could very well be the soundtrack to a modern western film. In addition to all this, Jack White and Norah Jones supply terrific vocals to some of the tracks. At 35 minutes, this album is short, sweet and a definite front-runner for AOTY. Highlights of the album for me were 'Season's Trees', 'Roman Blue' and 'Her Hollow Days'.

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