The Worst Duran Duran Album I've Heard
J. Donato | 04/02/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This dog features the WORST DD lyric EVER - and that's saying a lot! Simon LeBon deserves to be keelhauled for rhyming "catechism" with "jism" on the reprehensible track "Venice Drowning." "Serious" is merely okay and if the best they can do here is "Violence Of Summer," a total swipe of Roxy Music's "Trash," then it was time for a rethink. A fetid pile of dung, then, this is. Even the cover stinks. If I were Nick Rhodes, I would not be looking so smug after delivering this steaming heap! It is nothing less than astonishing that they delivered the masterful "Wedding Album" after this."
J. L. Cravens | Tn. | 02/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't going to write a review for Liberty, but after reading a review that calls Liberty AND Songs of Faith and Devotion a moment of uncertainty?!? I have been a fan of Duran Duran since 1983 when I was 10 years old and, personally, I feel Liberty is one of an underrated band's most underrated efforts. Serious is a beautiful song, without which there would have been no Ordinary World! Downtown is an amazing song I could listen to over and over, Venice Drowning is atmospheric and as darkly sensual as the city it's written about, Violence of Summer is as pure a Duran Duran song as Hungry Like the Wolf! As for Songs of Faith and Devotion; please don't even go there! Depeche Mode have a lasting fan base beyond any moment of doubt! My 13 year old daughter LOVES Depeche Mode, and Songs of Faith and Devotion is a beautiful testament not only to the talent of Martin Gore, but the ability of Dave Gahn to rise above his addictions at the time to deliver some of the most haunting vocals ever recorded! Music is more than a profitability chart, it is artistic expression, and even if you don't get it,it is by no means uncertain."