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Following the criminal disregard that British record labels showed their previous album Medazzaland you could have been forgiven for thinking that Duran Duran were over and done with, reduced to touring a greatest hits package to nostalgia fans who survived the fashion crimes of the 1980s. Yet the start of the new millennium saw them bouncing back with another studio album, and with it a few hints towards a new direction. There are some tracks that are undeniably Duran Duran--the sublime wistful balladry of "Pop Trash Movie" and the rousing choruses of "Mars Meets Venus", but these are countered with some bizarre shifts in style--to the shades of Elliott Smith on "Starting To Remember" and an attempt at Smashing Pumpkins light on "Last Day On Earth". It all makes for a very mixed but highly likeable bag, with the notable exception of "Hallucinating Elvis", complete with appalling fake American accents, but this is the exception to the rule. Pop Trash is a return to form with some unexpected extras. --Helen Marquis
Top Customer Reviews
My review will be short because the last track "last day on earth " sums up everything what I want to say about DD chalenging your ears. There's some strange hooks and turns which just won't let go, the rythm the voices...everything.
So give it a try, listen to that track...if you like it you'll find yourself enjoying the complete album.
Stand out tracks for me are
Someone Else Not Me,
Starting To Remember
Pop Trash Movie
The Sun Doesn't Shine Forever
the rest is in my opinion is shockingly bad.and not the usual quality of record i've come to know and love from Duran Duran. This is just a cd for hard core fans only.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Of all the Duran Duran albums, this is by far the worst. The songs, arrangements and production are all awful. Read morePublished on 30 Jun. 2014 by Quantum Cat
Oh, Duran Duran! God, love 'em and I do-yet in musical history has a band ever inspired (if you can call it that) such an absolutely pointless, unnecessary, unending and ugly... Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2010 by ScottPaul ScottPaul
In 2000, Duran Duran released Pop Trash, the title maybe a play on words at previous releases, as this album is probably the "rockiest" Duran Duran have ever been. Read morePublished on 9 Nov. 2008 by Mr. N. J. Henderson
How anyone can slag off Big Thing is a complete mystery to me, but anyway...
I've finally gotten hold of this CD and all I can say is, wow! Read more
After getting into duran duran over the last couple of years and seeing them twice on the astronaut tour i thought it would be interesting to hear some of their lesser known... Read morePublished on 8 Mar. 2006 by Amazon Customer
In the midst of the current DD reunion thrill, I have gotten seriously into the band again. So I bought this album - just to see...what a brilliant surprise. Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2004 by CNN
Duran Duran have always been consistent in giving something new! This album again sounds different from all the previous work. Read morePublished on 4 Sept. 2000 by email@example.com