Their homage is nothing less than cinematic. Each song on the album hearkens back to Sergio Leone's finest films and one cannot help but prepare for an epic shootout. What makes the album even better though is the dedication to create a western narrative. Each song whether instrumental or lyric driven borrows heavily of some element of the western genre. Incorporating the artistic help of Norah Jones and Jack White, Rome makes listeners nostalgic for their favorite Wild West characters, both good and bad. Not to mention with track names like "The Gambling Priest" and "Two Against One" it is easy to think of a variety of other famous westerns, made outside the works of Italian directors. The standout track on this album is definitively track ten entitled "Black" which will inevitably have you rearing to hitch up a horse and saddle off into the sunset. This is an obvious vinyl purchase for audiophiles, but for non-musical purists out there a quick ITunes download is well worth the investment.
( Rome may as well have been the original soundtrack for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, it's that good.)