Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Imagine how startling it must be for Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes to realize that the older sector of once devoted, poster-kissing Duranies have aged enough to be soccer moms. The last two remaining members of the '80s supe... more »
Imagine how startling it must be for Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes to realize that the older sector of once devoted, poster-kissing Duranies have aged enough to be soccer moms. The last two remaining members of the '80s superband hit and often missed throughout the '90s, but with Pop Trash, grown-up fans will find a reinvigorating pop album that strikes a nearly perfect balance between hip factor and maturity. The band backpedals from the overtaxing techno of the 1997 sleeper release Medazzaland, but retains a few well-chosen synth overlays and combines them successfully with the oceanic balladry from 1993's The Wedding Album. "Someone Else Not Me" and "Pop Trash Movie" reclaim the beautiful soundscapes of The Wedding Album's "Ordinary World," while the heavier tracks work diet industrial ("Mars Meets Venus") and heavy-metal riffs with weird time signatures ("Last Day on Earth") into proper Duran Duran bombast. There are moments when the band overruns the age-appropriate mark: "Lady Xanax," an ode to the anxiety-relieving medication, symbolizes a tempering of their fast and furious lifestyle, but then again, who has time for street drugs when you have to get the kids home in time for dinner? --Beth Massa
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Another Surprise From Duran Duran
jon1111 | Hopkins, MN United States | 06/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Everytime Duran Duran releases a cd I'm surprised how different one cd is from the next. This band continues to push standard pop music and it's fans to new levels. The Pop Trash starts with a more laid back track that floats a nice blend of guitars and synths with Simon Le Bon's tradmark vocal style. The mood quikly changes with the next three tracks which starts with the fun pop of "Lava Lamp", and the drive of "Playing with Uranium" and "Hullucinating Elvis". Other tracks that reached out and grabed me are "Mars Meets Venus" that has a bit of the Wedding Album feel to it and the 5/4 meter power rock of "Last Day On Earth". The band continues to explore it's more melodic side with songs like "Starting to Remember", "Lady Xanax" and "The Sun Don't Shine Forever".Warren Cuccurullo continues to come up with some truly original guitar tones and Nick Rhodes creativity with Keyboards is as good as ever. The only thing missing is some of the classic bass lines that former member John Taylor used to bring to the band.If you get this album give it a few listens and let it grow on you, you'll be glad you did."
Duran Duran is Back!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After Medazzaland, Duran proves that they can still wow their audiences. We start off with Someone Else Not Me, a ballad of sorts, it's a wonderful song. Next up, Lava Lamp, it is a very catchy little pop song. Followed by, Playing with Uranium- This song is edgier more rock-like, it is one of the album's best. Next up, Hallucinating Elvis, I fell in love with this one when I saw them live last fall, I can just say, it's different. Starting to Remember is a beautiful litte song, it's quite short. Pop Trash Movie is a SPECTACULAR song, originally written for Blondie (one of my favorite groups), this song proves to be one of the album's best, simon sounds great. Fragment and Kiss goodbye are 2 interludes. Mars meets Venus, again, very well written and performed. Lady Xanax, i love it has a mellow, "trippy" feel to it. The Sun Doesn't Shine Forever, not the best song, but it shows simons strong vocals. Finally last day on earth, It is a good song, almost rock-like, with Warren on guitars, a very strong finish to a great Duran Album. A MUST for any Duran Fan!"
Evidence that Duran Duran stayed consistent
Silent river | 04/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"all through the nineties and into the present decade. Somebody else not me is a gorgeous ballad, if some current Mtv band had done it then the critics would be swooning all over it. Sun doesn't shine forever is another ballad almost equally good. Lava lamp is a fun song that could have been written in their early days (not that it sounds 80's). But the highlight is Starting to remember, it's simply one of the best songs of this decade. It sounds alot like something Neil Young would have written. It's also nice how they use the short musical interludes between songs like they did on Big Thing, another great album. Hallucinating Elvis (original album title) is a stomping rocker about someone who thinks they're turning into Elvis. Last Day on Earth is the most hard rocking thing they've ever done, damn it's really good! Pop Trash movie, Lady Xanax & Mars meets Venus are all good too, and overall its a great album. A raised middle finger to the critics who've bashed Duran Duran for years."