• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: May 17, 2011
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25

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  1. May 24, 2011
    8
    Had 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 evocativeHad 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
  2. KFZ
    May 16, 2011
    6
    Rome 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 sameRome 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
  3. Feb 1, 2014
    7
    Jack 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 alsoJack 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
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  4. Dec 10, 2017
    8
    7.5
    Quite good. An intresting premise for the concept. Falls short on originality maybe Jack white and Norah Jones don't complement each others imo. Instrumental tracks are good too tho.
    Worth a listen.
    Two against one is the best track probably.
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jun 14, 2011
    70
    As a whole, Rome is cinematic without being overwrought, its sound evocative of a certain vintage while still firmly rooted in the present.
  2. Q Magazine
    May 31, 2011
    80
    Rome has a fascination all of its own. [Jun 2011, p.121]
  3. May 31, 2011
    70
    Of course the question arises: is Rome the greatest thing 2011 will offer? Hardly. Nevertheless, I'll vouch to name it the most ambitious album of the year.