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
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
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'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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