Duran Duran – All You Need Is Now
Duran Duran go back to work after the appreciated ( from the music press, less from the public ) Red Carpet Massacre, with All you Need is Now. They chose the mind of the “miracles” Adele and Winehouse to produce the album, Mark Ronson. That was the best choice of the Fab Five’s recent history.
All you Need is Now is for sure the best work since the times of Rio,if not one of the best albums I’ve listened to in the last 5 years. This isn’t just a enthusiastic judgement done at the moment of listening, since it’s a month and a half that i’ve been listening to it, and i’ve never had any doubts, this is a great album!
It could be called the “Rio of the 21st century”, since the sound found from the band and Ronson is very eighties’ , but with a modern key. Specifically talking about the songs, I don’t find any weak points, even tho the album is missing a “top ranking” single. I defy anyone to resist All You Need is Now ‘s sound,or Girl Panic ‘s, Being Followed ‘s or Save ‘s (feat. Scissor Sisters Ana Matronic).
Overall this is the Duran Duran’s best work of the last 30 years.
Translated by Gabriella