Following a successful novelty single with a full-length album is tricky business.
Following a successful novelty single with a full-length album is tricky business. Do you mine that golden amusing concept repeatedly? Do you try to segue into "serious" music territory? The Sicilians, a clique of Italian-American musicians/DJs who recently enjoyed active airplay for the jaunty dance ditty "L'Italiano," are striving to do a little of both. Un Amore (One Love) combines playful, tongue-in-cheek renditions of Italian music classics like "Tarrantella" and "Volare" with straightforward pop fare (the acoustic ballad "Faithfully" and the percussive, disco-driven "Living a Dream"). It makes for an uneven but ultimately pleasing collection that may not spark a long career for the act, but it should keep the fire burning for them longer than your average three-minute joke-jam.—LF