- Summary: The 13th studio album from the English pop band of the '80s blends glam with disco and modern pop, melding the various genres together into a catchy collaboration.
- Record Label: S-Curve Records
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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10The most amazing thing about this album is that it's made of a bunch of "shouldn'ts". A band that's been here this long shouldn't come up with new music. They shouldn't revisit their roots. They shouldn't revisit the styles that made them famous. But with a producer that's obviously a huge fan with a deft touch of his own, Duran Duran goes back to what made them huge - the New Romantic/Dance pop of their first three albums - and comes off as current even though they're putting on the old bows and ruffles.
DD's been some interesting places in the last couple of decades - modern alternative, bluesy, somewhat experimental. While each album has varied in quality, depending on your POV, they've all been brought off with flair. Even the not-so-good stuff is listenable. But this is why we all started listening to DD to begin with. Soaring, synth-drenched choruses, smooth-pitched vocals, meaty melodies and more adept hooks than a sporting goods store's fishing department. They've raided their 1980s wardrobe, found it fit quite well, and it doesn't look in the least bit dated. This is the best album since the "Wedding Album" â… Expand
Far and away their best album in at least 20 years. Girl Panic alone is the best song they've done since Notorious ... the new songs will easily slide in with their classics on the upcoming tour. Really pretty astonishing - 50-somethings are not supposed to have this kind of album left in them.… Expand
It's not the album I was expecting. But, there are elements of this album that are brilliant. I was hoping for another "Ordinary World", instead I got "Leopard", which is unexpected, pure brilliance...Chauffeur on Steroids with a funky backbone! Where did that come from? Start to finish, this album has a cohesion that DD hasn't achieved since Rio, and almost achieved with the Wedding Album. AYNIN is a nice tune, as are is Runway, overall, this very solid.… Expand