Duran Duran ‘All You Need Is Now’ Album Review
As artists that have been producing their work for over 30 years, Duran Duran is till pumping out their disco inspired tracks filled with powerful vocals.
ALEX VEIGA – AP
On the funky “Girl Panic!,” the percussion recalls the group’s classic “The Reflex,” while on the moody ballad “Leave A Light On,” the synths may bring to mind another seminal Duran Duran song, “Save A Prayer.”
Of course, when you’ve been putting out records for more than three decades, it’s not easy to cover up your musical tendencies.
Duran Duran appeared to try to do just that in its prior studio effort, 2007s “Red Carpet Massacre,” enlisting contemporary pop music heavyweights Timbaland and Justin Timberlake.
By comparison, “All You Need Is Now” is less preoccupied with dressing up Duran Duran’s sound in new threads than in dusting off the old garb that made frontman Simon LeBon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Taylor pop superstars 30 years ago.