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Paper Gods - Duran Duran | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
Introspection Late Night Partying. All this publication's reviews. Paper Gods feels like a Duran Duran-shaped helium balloon, impressive, shiny, but oddly empty inside. Paper Gods is an exercise in shamelessly rehashing every tired, vaguely transgressive cliche that's defined Duran Duran's plus-year career. This is one of the top 3, most complete, yet adventurous albums in Duran Duran's career. They managed to seamlessly combine modern electro-pop This is one of the top 3, most complete, yet adventurous albums in Duran Duran's career.
They managed to seamlessly combine modern electro-pop sounds with the classic Duran Duran sound to make their best record since the Wedding Album. I highly recommend the Delux version, as the bonus tracks Planet Roaring with the Sex Pistols Steve Jones on guitar and Northern Lights with John Frusciante on guitar are two of the best tracks on the album.
While other bands, evolving from the 80's, are repeating themselves constantly, Duran Duran is constantly looking for new dimensions within While other bands, evolving from the 80's, are repeating themselves constantly, Duran Duran is constantly looking for new dimensions within their reach. With this offering, named Paper Gods, they really produce a very mature and flowing album.
Outstanding songs on this album are the title-track Paper Gods featuring Mr. I'm not much into dance music anymore--but the production and melodies on this one are first rate. Play it I'm not much into dance music anymore--but the production and melodies on this one are first rate. Can guarantee you will be humming choruses from it the next day.
The case for latter day Duran Duran used to be pretty hard to make, but since Mark Ronson all but forced the band to revisit its Rio-era sound for All You Need Is Now in , Duran Duran has built up enough insurance with fans to become experimental again. The emphasis here is on synths and electronic beats, which is certainly not alien to Duran Duran fans, but the lack of a traditional, organic rhythm section is glaring, especially when you have a bass player of the caliber of John Taylor.
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Where this record succeeds is in its instantly catchy hooks, memorable melodies, and cutting-edge production. Vocalist Simon Le Bon has more than proven himself an astoundingly great front-man over the decades, but the fact that his voice is still so insanely powerful defies logic. The man belts out notes that most singers lose two decades before turning Hearing Duran Duran sounding as good as they ever have with an exhilarating collection of expertly crafted pop is a pure joy. I promise that you will not be disappointed.
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