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Astronaut
Duran Duran
Astronaut
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
 
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First time in over 20 years the original lineup has recorded a studio album. Their last album together was the multi-platinum smash "Seven And The Ragged Tiger". Album produced by Don Gilmore, Dallas Austin and Nile Rod...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Duran Duran
Title: Astronaut
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony special product
Release Date: 3/31/2009
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Dance Pop, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886974787020

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First time in over 20 years the original lineup has recorded a studio album. Their last album together was the multi-platinum smash "Seven And The Ragged Tiger". Album produced by Don Gilmore, Dallas Austin and Nile Rodgers.

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Welcome back!!!
Camilo Rueda Lopez | San Sebastian de Los Reyes, MADRID Spain | 07/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Not as strong and forceful as many other Duran Duran recordings, this could be easily remembered for being one of the decade's most expected comebacks -keeping in mind that it sets the reunition of the original Duran Duran lineup, after more than 20 years of sepparate careers-, rather than for the actual musical content...

But, however, that would be a very simple and unfair approach to this album as it contains some geuine gems worth to be appreciated, not only by true fans but by everybody as well. It's not and probably it won't become a classic album, but it's still much more than Medazzaland and Pop Trash though.

Sound is definitely not evocating the new-wave bizzare-hairdos synth/pop music style that made them famous during the 80's, but it still keeps most of the DD's signature, with some spice on the guitars and a mature voice production.

Maybe listener can feel there's a little too much work here on trying to make a hit single out from some tunes, which brings down my rating from 5 to 4 stars.

However, the album as a whole deserves a positive remark as it adds up some missing talent and strong background in not-really-good times for pop music."
Back to writing top level pop songs!
Chris T. Watson | Atlanta, GA | 08/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first picked up this disc I was so glad they ditched the Medazzalnd/Pop Trash style and got back to doing what Duran Duran does better than anybody.....writing top notch melodic pop songs. All 12 songs on this disc are solid....Astronaut is my least favorite. Favorite songs are Want you more,Nice,Still breathing, & Point of no return. This one is on the level of Rio & The Wedding Album!"
Still Fantastic!
Jansen Standt | 08/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The high standard of this album really surprised me since many great groups of a previous era fail to recapture the vibrancy of their heyday. Duran Duran have managed to do just this! Listening to this album several times over, I discovered how well polished the overall product just is. It is completely contemporary with a sound of today without being simply a rehash of the 80s. If you had been or are a fan, this album is a must have.

J.S.(New York)"