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Danger Mouse Teams Up with Jack White on Cinematic 'Rome'

Also: Stream new music by Tyler the Creator, Moby, Tinie Tempah, Cass McCombs and Britney Spears

May 17, 2011 9:50 AM ET
Danger Mouse Teams Up with Jack White on Cinematic 'Rome'

In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Will Hermes approves of superproducer Danger Mouse and composer Daniele Luppi's Rome, a "15-track score to a film that exists only in your head" featuring vocals by Jack White and Norah Jones. He says that the tracks featuring White and Jones are quite good, but ultimately the record "is as much about sublime instrumentals — made of celesta, harpsichord, Hammond organ, strings, nasty funk guitar and those weird-ass choirs — as lead singers." Also, Jon Dolan praises Tyler, the Creator's controversial new album Goblin, observing that despite all the rapper's bile, his songs hint at a "boyish innocence." Lauren Sloss is less fond of songwriter Cass McCombs' latest, Wit's End, which she says is "difficult to listen to without a side of Prozac, or at least a stiff drink."

ALBUMS

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome

Tyler, the Creator - Goblin (stream one song)

The Lonely Island - Turtleneck & Chain (stream one song)

Sixx: A.M. - This Is Gonna Hurt (stream one song)

Curren$y - Covert Coup (stream one song)

Cass McCombs - Wit's End (stream one song)

Tinie Tempah - Disc-Overy (stream one song)

Ben Harper - Give Till Its Gone (stream one song)

Iggy Pop - Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection

Moby - Destroyed (stream one song)

Matthew Morrison - Matthew Morrison (stream one song)

Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings (stream one song)

The Kinks - Kinda Kinks

The Kinks - Kontroversy

The Kinks - The Kinks

Aretha Franklin - A Woman Falling Out of Love

The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave (stream one song)

SONGS

Britney Spears featuring Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha "Till the World Ends (The Femme Fatale Remix)" (stream)

Bad Meets Evil "Fast Lane" (stream)

Miley Cyrus "Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live)" (stream)

MORE: The Cars Return to Form on Electrifying New Album 'Move Like This'

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