Pop Trash

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Pop Trash proves to be far from embarrassing...
  2. 60
    Pop Trash plays out with a quiet, digestible ease that stays firmly grounded in the comfort zone they have managed to create for themselves.
  3. 60
    The pleasant surprise is that, after all the personnel changes, Duran Duran still has its characteristic sound and charisma...
  4. The well-named Pop Trash shows off their jaded hooks and nasty wit; it's for fans only, but those of us who still crumple at the opening hiccups of "Hungry Like the Wolf" will be glad for another fix.
  5. There are ephemeral confectionary delights...and a general witlessness-
  6. Some of the smooth, spacey ballads that were characteristic of their 1993 self-titled release show up here, but more often than not LeBon is lost in a swamp of over-production.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 17, 2013
    8
    These were definitely the lean years for Duran Duran. From the commercially disastrous Medazzaland to this album, the band seemed all butThese were definitely the lean years for Duran Duran. From the commercially disastrous Medazzaland to this album, the band seemed all but forgotten, fragmented, and trying to find its way. However, they also did a lot of experimentation. It was odd, spacey and campy, but very listenable. Warren Cuccurullo's guitar shines in these albums, but LeBon's lyrics tend to be lost and sometimes does not really fit in some songs. The instrumentals tend to redeem those shortcomings. Good and under-rated album. Full Review »
  2. MarkZ
    May 9, 2006
    10
    Best album of Le Bon of EVER since "So Red the Rose" by Arcadia. Duran Fans, step aside... that's the most melodic, indie, brave, Best album of Le Bon of EVER since "So Red the Rose" by Arcadia. Duran Fans, step aside... that's the most melodic, indie, brave, sincere album of his career. Each song is magic and it's a solid piece of a cosmic ensemble. In between Bono's "Pop" and late Bowie, here ut lies "Pop Trash" Full Review »
  3. abern
    Jul 3, 2005
    9
    Too bad, If you're jaded no matter what you do , unless you suck up to the critics then they wont get any respect. That's what they Too bad, If you're jaded no matter what you do , unless you suck up to the critics then they wont get any respect. That's what they got in here an album worth listening too. You got to be hip to get some credibility. An overlooked cd. Full Review »