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Casa 69


Download links and information about Casa 69 by Negramaro. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:08:15 minutes.

Artist: Negramaro
Release date: 2010
Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:08:15
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No. Title Length
1. Io non lascio traccia 4:04
2. Sing-hiozzo 4:10
3. Se un giorno mai 4:00
4. Quel matto son io 4:22
5. Dopo di me 3:54
6. Basta cosi' (with Elisa) 5:59
7. Voglio molto di piu' 3:33
8. Casa 69 5:35
9. Manchi 3:24
10. Apollo 11 2:50
11. Luna 3:12
12. Londra brucia 6:51
13. Senza te 3:51
14. È tanto che dormo? 4:10
15. Polvere 4:17
16. Il gabbiano 4:03



Negramaro's early alt-rock efforts failed to score with the Italian public, and Casa 69 is a vivid illustration of how the band solved the problem, as it mixes Anglo-Saxon modern rock with dramatics of a Sanremo music festival. The group builds on a typical alternative rock foundation, blending moderately heavy, often multi-layered guitars and Coldplay-like pianos into a wall of sound that Muse might have mistaken for their own (incidentally, the record is produced by David Bottrill, who worked with Muse, Placebo, and Tool) — but the melodies are pure Italian pop, sweet and sentimental to the bone. Occasionally, it comes across almost as a heavy metal take on opera, like neo-classical metal (incidentally, a style popular in Italy) adapted for the alt-rock crowd, with the music retaining the larger-than-life size, but offering a slightly different emotional palette that replaces Matthew Bellamy's northern hysteria with operatic bombast. Just as often, though, it sounds like pumped-up Adriano Celentano or Eros Ramazzotti produced by Rick Rubin — in other words, too melodramatic to appeal to a contemporary rock fan outside Italy, at least on the first try: the songs actually grow on the ears, with the sappiness revealed to be a superficial element, an outer layer covering good arrangement and songwriting skills as well as genuine emotion. The band goes through a variety of styles on Casa 69, from post-punk and acidic rock suggesting Shellac to epic ballads and odd takes on heavy blues ("Londra Brucia"), and doesn't fail at any of them. The record is still a hard sell emotionally — when all is said and done, it's too explicitly dramatic — but that may count as expanding the stylistic boundaries, and in any case, while the music is an acquired taste, it's certainly well done.