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 descending Rating
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Midnight Express Giorgio Moroder 6/10 It's hard to believe that this soundtrack won the Oscar for original score in 1979. Other than the disco beat of "The Chase,"... more
Lift Your Skinny Hands Like Antennas to Heaven Godspeed You Black Emperor 7/10 Godspeed is, at last count, a ten piece outfit from Canada. This double CD plays like an epic soundtrack. The songs are rich in... more
Broad Appeal Henchmen, The 7/10 This is the bands first full length offering with their new drummer and it is their clearest sounding stuff to date. This is... more
Vertigo Hermann, Bernard 6/10 In my limited listening experience, all Bernard Hermann scores sound pretty much the same. I got this mostly based on Laika and... more
Big Guitars, Western Style Huntington Cads, The 6/10 This is a band lead by ex-Fink Chris Barfield. There a four neat instros on this single. They all have a Morricone feel to them... more
Kick INXS 6/10 This is one of the oldest CDs in my collection. It was given to me as a gift. At the time I never really liked it that much...... more
Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George Jack Johnson and Friends 1/10 Horribly boring acoustic guitar music that's sure to appeal middle-aged mommy bloggers and other deranged psychopaths. For... more
Presenting Jackie and the Cedrics Jackie and the Cedrics 9/10 Jackie and the Cedrics are a surf revival band hailing from Japan. In addition to Jackie's trademark hyperactive drumming,... more
Novelty Jawbox 8/10 Good 90s post punk music. Much more rockin' than say, Fugazi, but the songs are not as memorable.
For Your Own Special Sweetheart Jawbox 8/10 More of Jawbox being Jawbox. The only thing that signing to a major may have changed about the band is that this CD seems to... more
Planet of the Apes Jerry Goldsmith 8/10 There are lots of echoes and percussive bursts that elevate this mostly run-of-the-mill film score. It's the appropriate music... more
Head/Pure Jesus Lizard, The 10/10 I'd have to say it's a toss up between Goat and Head as my favorite Jesus Lizard album. Pure/Head shows a lot more variety than... more
Goat Jesus Lizard, The 10/10 Jesus Lizard's finest record. Crazy bluesy licks on top of a pounding rhythm section and off-the-wall vocals. This could... more
Liar Jesus Lizard, The 9/10 Goat laid the ground rules for the Jesus Lizard's sound and Liar solidified it into a formula. It's a swell formula indeed, but... more
Lash Jesus Lizard, The 7/10 A short EP with a couple of good new tracks and 4 live tracks.
Down Jesus Lizard, The 8/10 I like the cover of this one. This CD continues along the lines of Liar. The songs aren't as memorable, but there are... more
Show Jesus Lizard, The 7/10 A live CD. Was noteworthy when it came out because of the unreleased songs, but those songs have since been released with... more
Shot Jesus Lizard, The 7/10 The JL's worst album thusfar. Still it kix rox.
Goldfinger John Barry & Shirley Bassey 10/10 This is an essential item for your record collection. It contains the best Bond song from the best Bond movie. The incidental... more

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