Duran Duran's new album, will it be any good?

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  1. Craig: Mclaren

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    The last Duran album that really kicked ass was 1993's "The Wedding Album"

    We are being told by "The Man" that the new album will be amazing. What do the HTF crew think? In todays scene of shitty Hip Hop, bland Pop "Stars", and reality TV music "Idols" can a stylish fun band like Duran Duran really fit in?

    Lets hope so! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Craig: Mclaren

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    just got my tickets to see the boys play Glasgow on April 15th. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    When can we expect the new album/ first single?
     
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    I heard two of their new songs at their recent concert here. Certainly need some work, but that might a "live" glitch. One of them (can't remember name) had a reasonable tuneful chorus but the verses were rather bland.

    Put it this way: don't expect another Hungry Like The Wolf.

    PS: coincidence -- I'm playing "Greatest" right now...
     
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    Having been a fan since way back when I first heard "Planet Earth", I expect that this new release will deliver. I actually like every album they have ever done, including such loathed ones as: Liberty, Thank You and Pop Trash.
     
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    Tim H et al.:

     
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    Yes, they are currently without a record label. The band and Hollywood Records parted ways shortly after Pop Trash flopped. I think it only sold around 42,000 copies.

    There are rumors of the band signing again with Capitol Records, but that is not for certain. A new song will be on the Queer Eye soundtrack and it was originally thought all of the artists on that compliation were signed to Capitol. This apparently is not the case.

    The band keeps saying they're close to signing a deal. Rumor also has it they were very close to signing with Sony last year, but all of the band members couldn't agree on the terms.

    The band apparently want a multi-album deal and all most companies are willing to offer are one album deals.
     
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    There will be a new song on the soundtrack to "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" CD which comes out in February. Maybe that will give us an idea of what's to come...
     
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  12. Craig: Mclaren

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    Their UK tour is selling out fast and the media seem to be getting excited about them for the first time in years. I'm hopeful the album will be one of the big hits of 2004. They deserve it. They only now seem to be getting the respect and credit that they deserved in the 1980's. [​IMG]
     
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    Bought Astronaut Tuesday and have been listening to it since. Not quite what I was expecting. I was hoping for a bit more of there 80's style and this seems to be a bit on the "techno" side. But, it's a good CD with several great songs on board.

    Best Buy had it for $9.99, a worthy purchase.
     
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    I'm also a fan of the new CD. I'm glad they didn't go with their older style, because this band has always been about moving forward. There's some great songs on here. I think "Astronaut" and "Want You More" are 2 of the best the band has ever done.
     
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    Bought it yesterday and I've given it a few spins. I really can't get into it. LOVE the lead single...but prefer the remix that was released months ago. And there are a couple of songs that are kinda catchy...but nothing memorable. A few others are lackluster. Disappointed. [​IMG]
     
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    Anybody gotten the version with the bonus DVD? Curious to know if it's any good...
     
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    I am really enjoying this cd. I think Duran Duran is still a great band after all these years.
     
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    I was a little "under"-impressed with it. Some really good songs are there ("Sunrise" and "Astronaut"). But overall, not the "back to the 80's roots" that it was touted to be. I wasn't expecting it to sound exactly like that, but maybe at least some of the energy that they had with songs like "Planet Earth", Night Boat", "Careless Memories", "Friends of Mine", "Late Bar", "My Own Way" (the UK LP/CD version), "Hold Back The Rain" (the 12" remix only) and even "Notorious".

    But, they do have 3 more albums to do with Sony, so they still have time to hopefully really get with it.
     
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    While I haven't listened to Astronaut more than a couple of times my initial opinion is that this may be Duran Duran's worst album. [​IMG] FWIW, my fave is Medazzaland.
     

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