Music to take you around the world

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Olivia Gulino, Contributing Writer

 

The beginning of a new semester ushers in a number of different emotions, but few are more prominent than that weary travel nostalgia affectionately known as “Rome-sickness.” Yet another Rome class will be staking their claim to Due Santi and offering the rest of us plenty of photographic evidence of their adventures. For the Irving-bound, whether you’re in a fond state of remembrance of your Rome days or living in hopeful anticipation of your semester or summer travel, here’s some music to take you around the world.

“Venice” – The Lighthouse and the Whaler: This track seems to be inviting you to fall in love with Venice all over again.

“Stranded” – The Walkmen: All travelers have their moments of getting wonderfully lost.

Reminiscence about Italy to Beirut’s “Postcards from Italy” on the album Gulag Orkestar. -Photo courtesy of Jonkmusic.com
Reminiscence about Italy to Beirut’s “Postcards from Italy” on the album Gulag Orkestar.
-Photo courtesy of Jonkmusic.com

“Postcards from Italy” – Beirut: Delightful folk sound and a raw recording quality are reminiscent of the captivating performances of street performers.

“Cameras” – Matt & Kim: To remember all the times when even a camera could not capture the memorable moments.

“Germany to Germany” – Ratatat: Not exactly an Oktoberfest tune, but it works nonetheless.

“Three Coins in the Fountain” – Frank Sinatra: No list is complete without Frank, and this ode to the Fontana de Trevi is just right.

Frank Sinatra’s classic tribute to Rome’s Trevi Fountain will cure (or fuel) your Rome- sickness. -Photo courtesy of Quboz.com
Frank Sinatra’s classic tribute to Rome’s Trevi Fountain will cure (or fuel) your Rome- sickness.
-Photo courtesy of Quboz.com

“Warm Heart of Africa” – The Very Best: An off-the-beaten-path track about a similarly unique place.

“Switzerland” – The Last Bison: Practically a love letter to Switzerland.

“England” – The National: Listening to this, you can almost feel the rain and see the hazy skies of England.

“Budapest” – George Ezra: Ezra’s versatile voice invites you on a jaunt through the streets of Budapest.

“Jerusalem” – Matisyahu: Matisyahu really needs no introduction and neither does this classic track.

“Let’s Go Home” – Best Coast: All journeys come to an end, and really “nowhere compares to home.”

You may not be able to scrapbook this kind of virtual-10-day trip, but it does the trick.

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