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A blistering return to form!,
This review is from: Astronaut (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!