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Luppi, Daniele & Parquet Courts / Milano
Album:Milano Collection:General
Artist:Luppi, Daniele & Parquet Courts Added:Dec 2017
Label:30th Century Records/Columbia 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-12-31 Pull Date:2018-03-04 
Week Ending:Mar 4Feb 25Feb 18Feb 11Feb 4Jan 28Jan 21Jan 14

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 02, 2023:The Library
Soul And Cigarette
4.Sep 25, 2019:The Library
Soul And Cigarette
2.Oct 13, 2022:The Library
Soul And Cigarette
5.Jul 31, 2019:The Library
3.Sep 13, 2021:Magnetized Toner: Best of 2017 (Part 1) (rebroadcast from Jan 2, 2018)
Talisa, Soul And Cigarette, Cafe Flesh
6.Jul 10, 2019:The Library
Soul And Cigarette

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2018-01-29 
Milano is an unlikely collaborative recording made by the band Parquet Courts, composer/musician Daniele Luppi, and on guest vocals, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. According to the press release, “Milano is a concept album. The songs are fictionalized stories about misfits, fashionistas, outcasts and junkies in mid-1980s Milan (Italy)”. The result is a playful yet intricate guitar driven rock extravaganza constructed with tints of art rock, folk pop, 1960s a-go go, new wave, and 1990s soundtrack music. Non-stop cool from start to finish. One of my favorites of 2017.

RIYL: A. Savage, Car Seat Headrest, Ought, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and St. Vincent.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 4 (FCC), 7, 8, 9

1. (3:28) ** Soul And Cigarette – Medium tempo. In the style of a Parquet Courts ballad. Memorable and puzzling.
2. (2:21) *** Talisa – Upbeat recording. Stylish and contagious. Karen O on vocals.
3. (3:26) ** Mount Napoleon – Medium/Medium-up tempo piece. It has an early 1980s post-punk energy. Part Wire, part Television Personalities. Sax solo included.
4. (4:27) **Flush – FCC (Fuck). 1980s new wave structure, with minimalist elements. Dramatic and quite danceable. Karen O on vocals. Talking Heads would be proud. Do not play outside safe harbor.
5. (3:16) Memphis Blues Again – FCC (Shit). Medium tempo tune. Parquet Courts 101 here.
6. (3:06) Pretty Prizes – This feels like something Neil Young could have written in the 1980s after the Geffen recordings. Part country, 1980s pop, and folk ballad. Medium tempo. Male/female vocals – A. Savage and Karen O.
7. (2:07) *** The Golden Ones – Another wild upbeat recording with Karen O on vocals. Killer riff. Play it!
8. (2:47) * Lanza – Part 1970s European rock ballad, part 1980s N. Y. art rock driven by synth sounds overlapping at the end. Trippy cool.
9. (5:05) *** Cafe Flesh – Instrumental track. Salute to early 1980s Tuxedomoon. Solid piece. Great ending.

Track Listing
1.Soul And Cigarette 5.Memphis Blues Again
2.Talisa 6.Pretty Prizes
3.Mount Napolean 7.The Golden Ones
4.Flush 8.Lanza
 9.Cafe Flesh