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Astronaut

11 Oct 2004 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 11 Oct 2004
  • Label: Epic
  • Copyright: (P) 2004 Duran Duran New Partnership
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 49:02
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  • ASIN: B001GU19FI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,135 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 15 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
As anyone who lived in the eighties knows, Duran Duran were the ultimate pop group, their music accessible and subversive at the same time. When the band fragmented after 1985's 'A View To A Kill' eighties music and pop music in general was never quite as exciting.
Although Duran Duran have been around since then in one form or another, they've never quite managed to reach the dizzy heights that they achieved with their first three albums.
Until now that is. 'Astronaut' is the first album since 'Seven & The Ragged Tiger' to feature the original line-up and it's fantastic. Managing to sound very eighties and yet totally contemporary at the same time, the twelve songs that feature on this album sound incredibly fresh and each one sounds different from the last.
All the tracks here are great but highlights include the single 'Sunrise', 'What Happens Tomorrow', 'Still Breathing', 'Astronaut', and the sublime 'Finest Hour'.
In short, if you're a fan of Duran Duran, or pop music in general, you cannot afford to be without this album.
Welcome back lads!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
Always was a bit of fan in their heyday and afterwards for a while. Favourite albums by them are Big Thing, and the debut Duran Duran (I also quite liked Madazzaland). However I never, never, never expected them to pull off something like this. This is a class pop album - great tunes, nicely produced, performed with verve. No real duff moments, if you tell yourself that Simon isn't rapping on Bedroom Toys, no duff moments at all. Top tracks Chains, Taste the Summer, Finest Hour, Astronaut, Nice, Sunrise, Want You More - with the rest not far behind.
There isn't anything else being released at the moment that is remotely like this and it is all the better for it. If you liked Duran Duran in the 80s but want to hear that sound updated for the 21st century and something that shows a real streak of class, then go for this. Uplifting, bright and shiny.
Great, great, great - in an year that has seen great albums released by Zero 7, Bebel Gilberto, Ash, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, kd Lang, The Bees, this is probably the best one so far - How strange is that?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Darren Hartland on 16 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
A brand new album from 80's supergroup Duran Duran is sure to be a hit with both young and old Duranies.
This is a welcome return to form for the original members, who haven't produced anything together since the James Bond theme "A view to a kill" in 1985.
This new offering takes all the best elements of the Duran Duran we've all come to know and love, and brings it sharply up-to-date, rivaling anything that the likes of Coldplay and Keen have to offer.
Superbly thought out and crafted pop songs, particularly highlighted by their first single release "Reach up for the sunrise". this is a track I found instanly catchy and still can't stop singing it.
There isn't a duff track on this CD. True not all will be as instantly hummable as the first single, but all are well written, produced and executed.
So if you're ever tempted to sneer at this current 80's revival, take a moment to compare this album with anything the current league of manufactured, boring garbage has to offer, and I'm sure that you'll understand why we raise these 80's heros to such lofty heights and regard them with such fond affection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Molloy on 11 Aug 2006
Format: Audio CD
I was a Duran Duran fan back in the eighties, and loved everything they released then. Then the band when through various changes, so did their music and I kind of lost interest.

I wasn't sure quite what to expect when I bought this album, having only heard "(Wake up to the) Sunrise" and "What Happens Tomorrow", but it is fantastic. In my opinion easily the best album they've released since 1983. I've only had it a week or so, but it's hardly been out of my cd player.

There's not a bad track on the album, and some of them are amazing. Aside from "Sunrise" and "What Happens Tomorrow", highlights for me are the title track, "Nice" and "Bedroom Toys". The latter is very funky, a 00's interpretation of their brilliant sound in the 80's, and gets me dancing whenever I hear it.

This is the band at their very best, and has reminded me why I loved them so much more than 20 years ago. My husband is fed up with hearing this album already, but it's going to be a long, long time before it stops being a favourite with me. One of the best albums I've bought for years.

If you were ever a Duran fan, buy this. You won't be disappointed. I really can't say how much I love this album!! I would give it 10 stars if I could.

Thanks go to the boys (who still look great as well as sounding fantastic) for keeping me entertained for 25 years now. Keep at it - you're amazing!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Torben Madsen on 23 Jun 2013
Format: Audio CD
Duran Duran's 'Astronaut' from 2004 was not a come back album, because Duran Duran never went away. But they did have a hard time finding their sound on albums like 'Liberty' (1990), Medazzaland (1997) and last and probably least 'Pop Trash' (2001). As such, the announcement that there was to be a new album with the original line-up (Roger and Andy Taylor left in 1985; founding member John Taylor in 1997) was both astonishing and yet expected. Now this was the line-up that arguably became the biggest band on earth in the early Eighties, so I had high expectations.

The pros: '(Reach Up for the) Sunrise' rests easily with the rest of Duran Duran's great singles. Second single 'What Happens Tomorrow' is a rockier, punchier and still catchy track. Album closer 'Still Breathing' is a welcome reminder of Duran's affinity for writing slow, beautiful songs.

The cons: 'Bedroom Toys' and 'Want You More' are some of the worst tracks Duran Duran have ever recorded (and yes, even as a fan I have to admit that there are quite a few to choose from). My main gripes with the album as a whole are that it sounds to me as if Duran Duran were TRYING to sound like themselves instead of just BEING themselves, and that the songs really are not that strong.

I would rank it above 'Pop Trash' and 'Red Carpet Massacre' (even if the latter has a sense of adventure that this one doesn't), but well below both 'Medazzaland' and their latest album 'All You Need Is Now' and appropriately enough light years away from 'Duran Duran' and 'Rio'.
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