- Summary: Inspired by Italian film scores from the 1960s and featuring guest vocalists Norah Jones and Jack White, Rome is producer Danger Mouse's pet project with Daniele Luppi.
- Record Label: Capitol
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Stage & Screen
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May 16, 2011More vocal tracks would be nice, but Rome is as much about sublime instrumentals--made of celesta, harpsichord, Hammond organ, strings, nasty funk guitar and those weird-ass choirs--as lead singers, just as Sergio Leone's great Westerns were as much about fantastic landscapes as acting. Just switch your cell to "vibrate" and enjoy the show.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
May 24, 2011Had heard about Danger Mouse's "spaghetti western" album, and expected something more over-the-top like Spindrift. The mood of "Rome" is moreHad heard about Danger Mouse's "spaghetti western" album, and expected something more over-the-top like Spindrift. The mood of "Rome" is more somber and earnest, not western-kitchy like "Legend of God's Gun." The album is cinematic and effective in kicking up the desert dust, but quite surprisingly, Jack White doesn't really seem to fit in with the vision here. "Rome" is most evocative with its interludes and instrumentals, and just about every song featuring Norah Jones, the real star of this project. Highlights are "Season's Trees" and "Black."… Expand
Feb 1, 2014Jack White and Norah Jones are a wonderful polar opposite duo, not to mention Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi who do a fantastic job atJack White and Norah Jones are a wonderful polar opposite duo, not to mention Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi who do a fantastic job at creating a western feel for a modern audience. Most highlights are the instrumentals, but the biggest highlight is "Season's Trees", Norah Jones' first appearance on this record. The production's slick and very twangy, much due to Danger Mouse, but also Daniele Luppi who had the upper hand the entire time due to working as a spaghetti Western film composer.
All In All, the collaboration between these four musicians was a well-deserved success. B… Expand
May 16, 2011Rome is a nice album, with beautifully crafted songs, however there is excessive repetition of some themes. The excuse of being inspired byRome is a nice album, with beautifully crafted songs, however there is excessive repetition of some themes. The excuse of being inspired by Morricone songs isn't enough for that limitation in creativity, the songs of morricone even in a compilation, sounded fresh and bring some different experience to the listener. Rome brings a lot of songs that sound like just another take of the same song, and after some time you just want the album end.… Expand
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