All You Need Is Now

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Q Magazine
    May 18, 2011
    60
    Simon Le Bon's croon oozes with charisma throughout and the elegant, new wave pop hooks of their heyday are revisited. [May 2011, p.126]
  2. Under The Radar
    Mar 22, 2011
    60
    All You Need Is now represents a step in the right direction, and you can sense the band getting back into shape. [Feb 2011, p.70]
  3. Uncut
    Feb 1, 2011
    60
    There are traces of Rio's fantastic lipglossed silliness, but overall the arty party pop of All You Need IS now feels like an attempt to rescue a venerable British band long damaged by poor decisions. [Mar 2011, p.88]
  4. 60
    While All You Need is Now won't bring flocks of teenagers over to Duran Duran's side, it's certainly a commendable effort if for no reason other than it's the band's most relevant and listenable record in almost two decades.
  5. Mar 28, 2011
    40
    Leave A Light On, for example, sounds an awful lot like the Rio-era ballad Save A Prayer. Unfortunately, these doppelgangers are the album's best songs, which makes you wonder why the band bothered.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 21, 2010
    9
    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 willFar 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. Full Review »
  2. Jan 16, 2011
    10
    as badgerfan21 said "Really pretty astonishing - 50-somethings are not supposed to have this kind of album left in them".the great 80s areas badgerfan21 said "Really pretty astonishing - 50-somethings are not supposed to have this kind of album left in them".the great 80s are back for real! Full Review »
  3. Dec 24, 2010
    10
    easily their best album since the fab five days of the mid-80s. the album's fantastic, not a single weak song on it. stand-outs for me areeasily their best album since the fab five days of the mid-80s. the album's fantastic, not a single weak song on it. stand-outs for me are being followed and the man who stole a leopard. Full Review »