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The Best Music of 2020

by Massimo Usai Yes, it was a beastly year. A year that runs through history in an impetuous and different way from many critical years for some peoples rather than others is the year of mass suffering globalization. Everyone in every corner of the hemisphere had (and continue to have) the exact same problem: the Virus, but, regardless of what happens in the world, arrived … Continue reading The Best Music of 2020

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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