Milano (album)

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Studio album by Daniele Luppi and Parquet Courts
Released October 27, 2017 (2017-10-27)
Length 29:58
Producer Daniele Luppi
Daniele Luppi chronology
(2014) Rome2014
(2017) Milano2017
Parquet Courts chronology
Human Performance
(2016) Human Performance2016
(2017) Milano2017
Wide Awake!
(2018) Wide Awake!2018
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Milano is a collaborative studio album by Italian composer Daniele Luppi and American rock band Parquet Courts.[3] Produced by Luppi, it was released on October 27, 2017 on 30th Century Records and Columbia Records, and features several lead vocal contributions from Yeah Yeah Yeahs' singer Karen O.

It is a concept album, complete with songs that are fictionalized stories about misfits, fashionistas, outcasts and junkies in mid-1980s Milan. Daniele teamed up with Parquet Courts and Yeah Yeah Yeahs vocalist Karen O to help deliver his vision of an emerging youth culture struggling to be heard amidst the rapid gentrification of old Milan. The song "Soul and Cigarette" is a tribute to Milanese poet Alda Merini.[4]


Publication Accolade Year Rank Ref.
Rough Trade Albums of the Year

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Daniele Luppi and Parquet Courts.

1."Soul and Cigarette"3:28
2."Talisa" (featuring Karen O)2:20
3."Mount Napoleon"3:26
4."Flush" (featuring Karen O)4:26
5."Memphis Blues Again"3:15
6."Pretty Prizes" (featuring Karen O)3:05
7."The Golden Ones" (featuring Karen O)2:06
9."Café Flesh"5:05


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Beta, Andy (November 6, 2017). "Daniele Luppi/Parquet Courts: Milano". Pitchfork.
  3. ^ "Daniele Luppi Announces New Album With Parquet Courts and Karen O, Shares New Video: Watch - Pitchfork". Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  4. ^ "30th Century Records » Daniele Luppi – MILANO Album Announce". 30th Century Records. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Albums of the Year". Rough Trade. November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.