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I was listening to some U2 (How to dismantle an atomic bomb), and I suddently got IMMENSELY bored. Plastic music, apart from the rowdy first song ("Vertigo"). No emotion, no fun, in spite of the loud sound.

So, I took out a GREAT classic....




Still a fantastic album after 25 years... Witty, nasty, outrageously fun. Socially biting, but with a huge pop sensitivity as well. And it demands to be played LOUD!

(Although I have to read the lyrics on the inner sheet, to make something out of Cocker's thick accent!!!!!!)



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Originally posted by Lucabeer Lucabeer wrote:

I was listening to some U2 (How to dismantle an atomic bomb), and I suddently got IMMENSELY bored. Plastic music, apart from the rowdy first song ("Vertigo"). No emotion, no fun, in spite of the loud sound.

So, I took out a GREAT classic....




Still a fantastic album after 25 years... Witty, nasty, outrageously fun. Socially biting, but with a huge pop sensitivity as well. And it demands to be played LOUD!

(Although I have to read the lyrics on the inner sheet, to make something out of Cocker's thick accent!!!!!!)


That Pulp album is a classic and I think the next two from the band are very underrated. I'm with you on later U2, I just can't get into that stuff. Love most of their stuff from the 80s though. 
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I don't usually listen to Italian pop/rock music. I find it boring, derivative, dull, awkward.

This band is an exception: Baustelle. 



"Fantasma" is their masterpiece. While other albums of theirs may be more accessible ("La malavita", "Amen" or the very '80s tinged "L' amore e la violenza"), this double LP is an incredible work combining symphonic grandeur, immense bleakness, Morricone influences, and a truly poetic flair. 

I don't know if you can find English translation for the lyrics, but it would be very much worth the effort. Musically it's stunning, but you can get its greatness only if you can understand the lyrics too. It's a magnum opus on death and melancholy, in a majestic orchestral style. No other album makes such a bold statement musically and poetically.

The CD and MP3s are a bit compressed and squashed, but tolerable. The double vinyl is much better, but only 2000 copies were pressed by Warner and it's an expensive rarity unless you bought a copy when it was released like I did. 

Do yourself a favour and listen to this incredible album even if Italian is not your language. 






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Some extracts from the "Fantasma" album:





If you prefer a "lighter" and more pop-oriented version of Baustelle, these are from other albums:






(and yes, there are some heavy Pulp influences!)





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