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I can’t get over the warmth that Elbow’s music radiates

Elbow with one of the best albums of the year… one of the best songs they never wrote The roses are heavyWith rain and for agesveil after veilAnd the pictures are whisperingThe ones we belong toCaught in foreverStartled and proud, all laughing together and babe, if you’d met himI picture you’d sitBlasting my wisdomWith two barrelled witThen he’d steal you for dancingAnd you’d lend him … Continue reading I can’t get over the warmth that Elbow’s music radiates

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The World is a Better Place with this Album from Mogwai.

By Massimo Usai (Italian Version Here) I approached the Scottish Mogwai in 1997. Yes, with their first album, the immortal “Young Team”. End of the millennium, a dream in the drawer to change my life. Music languidly entered every corner of my body. “Yes! I Am a Long Way from Home” opened the album superbly, sumptuously and directly, leaving you mesmerized for all its nearly … Continue reading The World is a Better Place with this Album from Mogwai.

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My personal “Desert Island Discs”

Inspired by the “Desert Island Discs” series on BBC Radio4, and the fact that I turned 60 yesterday, I decided to make my own list to celebrate my transition to this new phase of my life. In my life I put the passion for music first ever. On the top of everything. So, selecting only ten records is not easy, let’s say: “almost impossible”. But … Continue reading My personal “Desert Island Discs”

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The Best Records of My Life: Mark Hollis– (Album)

There are inexplicable things sometimes. Mark Hollis’s story is one of them. In the 1980s, with his group (I Talk Talk) he had reached heights of commercial success that opened the doors to an Olympus of fame and wealth that is difficult to give up. Mark Hollis, with his group, wrote hits that are still inevitable today when you want to organize a party with … Continue reading The Best Records of My Life: Mark Hollis– (Album)

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The Best Records of My Life: Eels – Beautiful Freak –

There are albums in the history of popular music that is defined as “basic”.  They are often essential in the history of the artist I’m considering today for the “album of my life”.   Still, they are usually fundamental in the general context of the history of rock music. In 1996, “Beautiful Freak” by the Eels was released. In fact the first album under the … Continue reading The Best Records of My Life: Eels – Beautiful Freak –

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The Records of My Life: David Bowie – Hunky Dory –

Wake up, you sleepy headPut on some clothes, shake up your bedPut another log on the fire for meI’ve made some breakfast and coffeeLook out my window, what do I seeA crack in the sky and a hand reaching down to meAll the nightmares came todayAnd it looks as though they’re here to stay Oh! You Pretty Things by David Bowie To me “Hunky Dory” … Continue reading The Records of My Life: David Bowie – Hunky Dory –

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The Records of my Life: Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks –

When at first I thought of the list of “fundamental records in my life”, the first title that came to my mind was precisely this. I don’t think there is a better record than Dylan have never recorded. Also, I have difficulty thinking of more than 5 perfect records like this in the whole history of music.In September 1974, Bob Dylan spent four days in … Continue reading The Records of my Life: Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks –

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The Records of my Life: Jay-Jay Johanson: Whiskey

This is back in 1997 during a summer in France that I discovered Jay-Jay Johanson.I was in Rouen for three days, The Tour de France started there, with an individual time trial and was three days of Party on the Capital of Normandy.I have clarity on my mind how much hot was and how crowds the town was. At one point, as usual, I do … Continue reading The Records of my Life: Jay-Jay Johanson: Whiskey

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The Records of my Life : U2 – Achtung Baby

The U2 is an Irish band that exist till 1997.After the end of the century… another Irish Band with the same name come out as a cover band of the original group. Sure, I’m joking in part, but for so many people, and for me in particular, U2 ceased to exist with “Pop” in 1997. In 1991 the band recorded “Achtung Baby” and was the … Continue reading The Records of my Life : U2 – Achtung Baby