Robert Wm. Gomez's

Robert's Record Reviews

I've accumulated a pretty big record/cd collection and, from time to time, I used to write reviews of the latest additions to my collection. Lately, I haven't bought much music. That whole "you turn 30 and buying CDs doesn't seem to be that important" thing hit me. Lately, I have been working my way back through my collection and trying to listen to everything again and put down my thoughts here.

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Album Title Artistsort ascending Rating
Una Farfalla Con Le Ali Insanguinate Gianni Ferrio 6/10 I bought this knowing neither the composer nor the movie. It was cheap and had an interesting cover... never a good metric for... more
House at the Edge of the Dark Giallos Flame, The 9/10 Thanks to some free mp3 credits from Amazon, this is the first album that I ever purchased as a download! I have to say, I am... more
1984 (For the Love of Big Brother) Eurythmics 9/10 Although technically speaking this is a soundtrack, I don't think any of these songs made it into the film 1984. That'... more
Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura Ennio Morricone 8/10 The final CD from the Fear box set is pure experimental improvisation. There isn't much method to this madness, just... more
Revolver Ennio Morricone 10/10 One of three discs included on the Crime box set of Poliziotteschi soundtracks. The highlight of the soundtrack is the... more
Gli Intoccabili Ennio Morricone 7/10 Gli Intoccabili opens with the tense and pounding, "Ballad of Hank McCain." It's reprised three more times on the... more
Giornata Nera Per L'Ariete Ennio Morricone 9/10 Although this disc is part of the Crime box set, the music here is very much in the vein of Morricone's giallo scores... more
I Figli Chiedono Perché Ennio Morricone 10/10 Don't be dissuaded by the fact that all the tracks lest one are titled, "I Bambini Ci Chiedono Perche." This isn't one of those... more
Il Poliziotto Della Brigata Criminale Ennio Morricone 9/10 I finally bought this CD after being nagged by my Discogs.com wishlist alert for months. I shouldn't have waited because this... more
Macchie Solari Ennio Morricone 9/10 This is another  solid release in Digitmovies series of giallo soundtracks. The record is comprised, for the most part, of... more
La Califfa Ennio Morricone 10/10 For a brief period, this CD was my holy grail of Morricone soundtracks. I took to eBay in search of it only to find sellers who... more
Veruschka Ennio Morricone 10/10 As far as easy-listening Morricone goes, this is one of his best. There are hints of bossa nova, echo-y instruments and, of... more
L'Uccello Dalle Piume Di Cristallo Ennio Morricone 10/10 Morricone's subsequent Giallo soundtracks would rely heavily on improvisational and experimental music. However, this one... more
Quattro Mosche Di Velluto Grigio Ennio Morricone 10/10 I forgot how much I liked this score. I tend to only remember the prog-rockish opening number because it is such an integral... more
Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto Ennio Morricone 10/10 In my mind, this ranks up there with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly as one of Morricone's most memorable scores. It... more
Metti, Una Sera A Cena Ennio Morricone 10/10 I know I say this about every Morricone record I own, but seriously, this is one of his absolute best scores. Certainly it's... more
L'Ultimo Uomo Di Sara Ennio Morricone 8/10 The opening title track is a dull, schmaltzy pop song, but once you're past that it ramps up into a tense, Morricone thriller... more
Senza Sapere Niente Di Lei Ennio Morricone 7/10 This is hardly the most memorable Morricone soundtrack. It's a bit repetitive and lacking in hooks, but it provides a decent... more
Spasmo Ennio Morricone 8/10 Another solid giallo score from Morricone. There are three main themes here: "Bambole", "Spasmo", and "Stress Infinito". The... more
La Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero Ennio Morricone 8/10 Although it contains two fantastic easy-beat Edda Dell'Orso songs, most of this is standard giallo experimentation. I also have... more
Escalation Ennio Morricone 8/10 There is a lot of variety on this soundtrack. It feels similar to the excellent Danger: Diabolik score. But, unlike... more
Macchie Solari Ennio Morricone 8/10 The title track of this giallo soundtrack is a fantastic piece of somber Morricone pop. The rest of the CD is typical creepy... more
I Malamondo / La Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero Ennio Morricone 7/10 I originally bought this dual soundtrack CD because I wanted the music from La Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero. That... more
La Donna Domenica Ennio Morricone 9/10 Another great soundtrack re-release from Cinevox. The pieces start mellow and gradually build in tension without quite reaching... more
L'Ultimo Treno Della Notte Ennio Morricone 8/10 Yet another cool Italian movie soundtrack from Cinevox! The title track features Demis Roussos of Aphrodite's Child(!) on... more
The Legendary Italian Westerns Ennio Morricone 10/10 This was a very important CD in the development of my musical tastes. It was the starting point of my love of Ennio... more
La Donna Invisibile Ennio Morricone 10/10 A very mellow, bossa nova tinged soundtrack from a film I've never seen. It includes the fantastic "La Moda" which is a jangly... more
Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene Ennio Morricone 10/10 Another great soundtrack from the Maestro box set. This one is a split between easy listening bossa numbers and avante garde... more
Slalom Ennio Morricone 7/10 I like this soundtrack well enough, but it doesn't have any of the jazzy or avante-garde elements of my favorite Morricone... more
Una Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna Ennio Morricone 10/10 This was perhaps one of the first non-Spaghetti Western Morricone soundtrack that I discovered and it remains one of my... more
Il Gatto A Nove Code Ennio Morricone 9/10 With the exception of the title song, "Ninna Nanna In Blu," all of the tracks on this CD are solid Morricone thriller ambiance... more
Elvis Elvis Presley 10/10 Unlike his debut album, this one feels much more complete and less like a singles collection. The production is slicker but the... more
Elvis Double Features: Spinout / Double Trouble Elvis Presley 10/10 Spinout remains my favorite Elvis record. You could pair it with thirty minutes modem noises and this CD would still... more
Elvis Double Features: Viva Las Vegas / Roustabout Elvis Presley 9/10 Another great two movie compilation from The King. Everyone knows how great "Viva Las Vegas" is, but track two, "If You Think I... more
Elvis Double Features: Harum Scarum / Double Trouble Elvis Presley 8/10 It's kismet, I tell you. Yesterday, driving around town, I was listening to this CD all day. Lo and behold, that night, as we... more
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 9/10 This is so much better than the overrated Clash album that stole its cover design. I think people forget just how raw and... more
Edda Dell'Orso Performs Ennio Morricone Edda Dell'Orso 10/10 This is an absolutely perfect compilation of Ennio Morricone songs all of which feature the theremin-esque vocals of Edda Dell'... more
Obento Alternative DS i Love You 9/10 DS i Love You is actually one man, Kanji Honma, a Nintendo DSi and the excellent Korg DS cartridge. Given that credo, you might... more
Stop, Rock, and Roll Drags, The 9/10 This debut full-lengther from Tucson's the Drags clocks in at under 20 minutes. But this LP offers more in that scant amount of... more
Dollface Lights the Pilot!!! Dollface 10/10 This band was perhaps the best kept R'n'R secret in the nation. Hailing from the not-so-exciting Peoria, IL, these guys have... more