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Two CD set. Sixteen tracks were recorded in Paris in early spring, making this the first Parisian Momus album since 1995's The Philosophy of Momus. French pop naturally forms a backdrop to the songwriting, with echoes of the music hall of Charles Trenet, the chanson of Leo Ferre and Jacques Brel, and Megumi Satsu's Japanese takes on Topor lyrics in the 1980s. But there are also influences from Italian cinema - a tribute to Nino Rota, a song based on Japanese TV commercials featuring Marcello Mastroianni - and from Manchester groups like The Fall and New Order. Other tracks wink in the direction of John Barry, Disney, Eddie Cantor, the Ink Spots and Morris dancing. While many of these influences are retro, the album also reflects the concerns of 2024, with Putin menacing the West with threats of nuclear war and AI taking over people's jobs (there's even a song partly written by AI here).
Two CD set. Sixteen tracks were recorded in Paris in early spring, making this the first Parisian Momus album since 1995's The Philosophy of Momus. French pop naturally forms a backdrop to the songwriting, with echoes of the music hall of Charles Trenet, the chanson of Leo Ferre and Jacques Brel, and Megumi Satsu's Japanese takes on Topor lyrics in the 1980s. But there are also influences from Italian cinema - a tribute to Nino Rota, a song based on Japanese TV commercials featuring Marcello Mastroianni - and from Manchester groups like The Fall and New Order. Other tracks wink in the direction of John Barry, Disney, Eddie Cantor, the Ink Spots and Morris dancing. While many of these influences are retro, the album also reflects the concerns of 2024, with Putin menacing the West with threats of nuclear war and AI taking over people's jobs (there's even a song partly written by AI here).
708527240090
Yikes
Artist: Momus
Format: CD
New: Available $22.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Disk 1: Yikes!
2. Track 2
3. Codependency
4. Track 4
5. Becoming You
6. Track 6
7. Staring a Hole
8. Track 8
9. Before the War
10. Track 10
11. Waterspout
12. Track 12
13. Beautiful Human Life
14. Track 14
15. Sark E Myth
16. Track 16
17. Mondegreen
18. Track 18
19. Threnody
20. 1
21. Canterville
22. 1
23. Chthonian
24. 1
25. Nino Rota
26. 1
27. It's Impossible
28. 1
29. the Dinosaurs
30. 1
31. a Little Rain
32. 1
33. This Isn't Goodbye
34. Disk 2: 20 Frisky Whiskies
35. Track 35
36. Murder in the Village
37. Track 37
38. Panathenian
39. Track 39
40. Make Way
41. Track 41
42. the European
43. Track 43
44. This Is the Place
45. Track 45
46. Midas
47. Track 47
48. British
49. Track 49
50. the Mosquito Song
51. Track 51
52. the Good Person of Sichuan
53. 1
54. Trump
55. 1
56. Garland
57. 1
58. Fuck This Year
59. 1
60. Pure Selfishness
61. 1
62. Charm School
63. 1
64. My Rose
65. 1
66. I Cat My Hair
67. 1
68. the Stars Are Out
69. 1
70. Superstars of Bollywood
71. 1
72. Slippery Life
73. 2
74. Perfecto

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Two CD set. Sixteen tracks were recorded in Paris in early spring, making this the first Parisian Momus album since 1995's The Philosophy of Momus. French pop naturally forms a backdrop to the songwriting, with echoes of the music hall of Charles Trenet, the chanson of Leo Ferre and Jacques Brel, and Megumi Satsu's Japanese takes on Topor lyrics in the 1980s. But there are also influences from Italian cinema - a tribute to Nino Rota, a song based on Japanese TV commercials featuring Marcello Mastroianni - and from Manchester groups like The Fall and New Order. Other tracks wink in the direction of John Barry, Disney, Eddie Cantor, the Ink Spots and Morris dancing. While many of these influences are retro, the album also reflects the concerns of 2024, with Putin menacing the West with threats of nuclear war and AI taking over people's jobs (there's even a song partly written by AI here).
        
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