2013 and 1/3: The Best Albums of the 2010s (So Far)

Mike Patton: Mondo CaneMike Patton: Mondo Cane (Ipecac, 5/4/10)

“Il Cielo in una Stanza”

Mike Patton: “Il Cielo in una Stanza”

Early last decade, iconic vocalist Mike Patton moved to Italy and did his best to blend with the locals. He picked up Italian, fell in love with Bologna, and, at some point, realized that he needed to add something else to his never-ending list of projects.

That addition turned into Mondo Cane, a full-scale orchestral homage to Italian cantautori (singer/songwriter) tunes of the 1960s and ’70s. Fans of Patton’s wild exploits may be disappointed if they’re expecting something akin to the Fantômas Director’s Cut album, but lovers of emotion-packed ballads will embrace this disc of orchestral pop.

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