|1.||"Soul & Cigarette" (3:27)|
|2.||"Talisa" (feat Karen O) (2:20)|
|3.||"Mount Napoleon" (3:26)|
|4.||"Flush" (feat Karen O) (4:28)|
|5.||"Memphis Blues Again" (3:16)|
|1.||"Pretty Prizes" (feat Karen O) (3:05)|
|2.||"The Golden Ones" (feat Karen O) (2:05)|
|4.||"Cafe Flesh" (5:09)|
Surprising collaborations sometimes yield great results - and Milano is a perfect example. It follows Luppi's previous collaborative album 'Rome', which he released with Danger Mouse in 2011, featuring vocals from Jack White and Norah Jones. This second pairing in an Italian-themed series sees Luppi, the composer partially responsible for Gnarls Barkley's smash hit 'Crazy', arranging the ever-prolific and consistent NY garage rockers Parquet Courts. Added into the mix is Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs - whos vocal features on four tracks are arguably some of her best work in a while. Highlights are plentiful as Luppi wrangles the band on this genius collaboration, from the explosive 'Mount Napoleon', the jagged and unnerving 'Flush', the sleek and frankly hilarious 'Pretty Prizes', right through to the contorted Tom Waits-esque closer 'Cafe Flesh'. 'Milano' is essential listening for any Parquet Courts fan old or new and is evidence that even when working with others, they seem to be continuing their never-ending winning streak.
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