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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Duran Duran - Girl Panic

"I was going somewhere"

This is the best Duran Duran have sounded since the 80's. In fact, this is sort of exactly how they sounded in the 80's. Girl Panic, from their new digital EP, has a real Planet Earth feel to it. That's probably why I loved it on first listen. As a band, Duran Duran have always been a mixed bag for me. I've only really enjoyed their first couple of albums and then a few of the singles after that. And I haven't been impressed with any of their more recent, "comeback" stuff. From what I've heard of the new album, it sounds like they're finally enjoying a sort of return to form. Much of the kudos should go to Mark Ronson, who produced the album with an obvious appreciation for the band's roots. Groups like this that have been around forever shouldn't try to chase trends. We love them because of what they do well, and they're better off sticking to that. This is a great example of Duran Duran knowing their audience. And in going retro, this sounds incredibly fresh.

Duran Duran - Girl Panic by alienhits

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Anonymous Norville Rodgers said...

Smashing song. Definitely one of the best off the album. "Being Followed"is also one of the strongest ones.

2:04 PM  
Blogger ElMarto said...

What a comeback! Another song that nobody should miss is "The Man Who Stole a Leopard". It has a The Chauffeur´s reminiscence that you won´t believe it is from 2010.

1:21 AM  
Blogger arkangelhead said...

I've been a Durannie since 1983 and this is definitely one of the best albums for a while. This is a great track, one of many. I think "Being Followed" is also my fave so far! Really dancy and catchy! :0)

5:20 PM  

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