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Roger Waters - Is This the Life We Really Want

Best Albums of 2017

1. Roger Waters – Is This the Life We Really Want?

Roger Waters’ Is This the Life We Really Want? to me not only is the Album of the Year, but an absolute masterpiece! It took Waters 25 years to finally publish a new album and the timing was absolutely right: in these particularly complicated times from a social, cultural and political point of view, where music makes no exception, Pink Floyd bassist has just produced some of the finest music in recent music history, only two years after former band colleague David Gilmour’s excellent Rattle That Lock. 

Yet, while the latter admittedly just collected songs on a record that simply have his voice and unique guitar playing as trait d’union, Roger Waters is a concept album of the finest kind. With this recent work, once again he displays an incredible sensibility and a much lacked humanity, which seems to be a rare commodity these days. Outstanding lyrics and songwriting, beautiful arrangements and clever sound effects, which are a well known feature for Waters’ and Pink Floyd fans, make this album a miracle that shines and stands out from everything else. Continue reading “Best Albums of 2017”

David Gilmour_Rattle That Lock

skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2015

Still looking for the right gift for your friends and loved ones? Here’s some good idea to put under the Christmas tree…

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Lazaretto_Jack White

skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2014

skylyro's Top 10 Albums of 2014

1. Jack White – Lazaretto: a 70s album in the 21st century

I have to admit I was not familiar with Jack White’s discography, nor was I with the White Stripe’s, apart from the stadium anthem Seven Nation Army, of course. After listening to Mr. White’s new album Lazaretto, which is a great piece of a rock, blues and folk album that reminds me of some 70s albums I love, I will follow this artist much closer than I used to…! Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2014”


skylyro’s Top 5 Things Grownups Should Not Do In Public


Provided that the topic I am talking about in this post is absolutely subjective and a mere provocation, I am fully conviced of the fact that there are certain things and habits that are perfectly fine when you are a kid or a teen, but leave me a little perplex when I see adults doing them: Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Things Grownups Should Not Do In Public”

Sting_The Last Ship

skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2013, so far

Sting_The Last Ship

So far, but I guess there is nothing relevant coming out these last days of December, I have defined my preferences for this year’s music albums: compared to other previous years it looked like a pretty fruitful one, with many bands publishing new albums, such as KOL, PJ, Turin Brakes and Artic Monkeys, and major comebacks like David Bowie and Sting. Overall, I’d call it a good year these days, but in the end, wanting to take it down to the 5 best albums of 2013, there was not much competition… Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2013, so far”

AS Roma Captain Francesco Totti after a goal

skylyro’s Top 5 Volley Goals

And here are my Favorite Volley Goals Ever:

1. Marco Van Basten: probably the best volley ever
fantastic volley goal by francesco totti2. Francesco Totti: this is something that only a few players in the world can do!
3. Zinedine Zidane: with this amazing volley Real Madrid won the Champions League Final in 2002.
4. Gabriel Omar Batistuta: two volleys in the same match, obviously the first is the most beautiful one.
5. Ronaldinho: not really a volley, but I had to put it in this list…

Roberto Baggio_ Il Divin Codino

skylyro’s Top 5 Goals of All Times

Hello everybody! I know you couldn’t wait for this week’s top 10 and neither can I… Yet, this time it will be split into two top 5 lists, and both are going to be about football, or soccer as it is called in American English. The football season is over, all of Europe’s major leagues have assigned their title and on Saturday Barcelona has given evidence of their unparalleled superiority in the Champions League Final against Manchester United: what better reason to share some of my Favorite Goals of All Times?

Goal of the Century1. Diego Armando Maradona (El Pibe de Oro): the greatest player ever and the master for all generations to come!
2. Lionel Messi (La Pulce): the student who may one day exceed his master…
(The two goals compared: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXzXsdZJ5AQ)
3. Roberto Baggio (Il Divin Codino): probably Italy’s best player ever!
4. Dennis Bergkamp (The Iceman): despite the nickname, pure talent and fantasy.
5. Francesco Totti (Il Pupone): an incredible career with even more incredible goals.