Rome by Danger Mouse
Released: May 2011
Label: Parlophone UK
The word "prolific" doesn't do Danger Mouse justice. For Rome, the Grammy-winning producer gathered a cast of superstars to capture the mystique of the spaghetti Western: It's a natural progression, as hints of the dusty and desolate sound have popped up in his previous work with Beck, Sparklehorse & David Lynch, and Broken Bells. With help from composer Daniele Luppi, Rome features musicians who played on the original Ennio Morricone scores (how's that for authenticity?) and grants blockbuster starring roles to Jack White (the suave rebel) and Norah Jones (the soulful seductress).
Stephanie Benson
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