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Old 09-14-2015, 04:46 AM   #391
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You thought I wouldn't see this. But I did.



also, haha i got you to post in a duran duran thread.
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i love the album. if i were to make an audio post about it, i'd sound like axver talking about htdaab. there are a couple songs i'm not crazy about (watc and i gotta be in the mood for ykmws) but i love danceophobia far more than i should.
I have two friends that are fellow fans who I met up with over the weekend. We were talking about our thoughts on the album and both of them absolutely hate Danceophobia with a passion! One of them was saying, "You just know it's going to be one of the songs they're going to play live!", like it was the worst thing ever. When it came to my two cents, I would just say, "Well, it's not that bad..."

For what it's worth, YKMWS has been growing on me over the past few days too...
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I listened to it once today and I have to say:

I liked it. I liked it a lot. I liked it a lot more than their last couple albums.

I have to amend my earlier post: I frickin' LOVE this album!!!! I think it's the best one since Astronaut and probably my favorite DD album since Notorious!

For me, ever since Notorious, they became a singles band until Astronaut. Notorious was the last album of their that I thought every song was, at minimum good, with the majority of the songs being better than good; an album I could listen to all the way through from start-to-finish. Astronaut was the next album of theirs that I felt that way about, and now Paper Gods. I genuinely like every single song and it's an album I can listen to the whole way through, start to finish. I cannot say that about All You Need Is Now. And I certainly can't say that about the Wedding Album (which I've never understood all the fuss about that album because it really only has 2 or 3 good songs on it and the rest is absolute filler!).

So, not everyone may agree with me, but I for one am so happy they finally made a really, really good album that I can listen to the whole way through! Love it!
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I really like this.
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Duran Duran Appreciation Thread

Haven't listened to the new one yet, but can't agree with Fitz regarding the last album. That was their best since Rio, by far.
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I have to amend my earlier post: I frickin' LOVE this album!!!! I think it's the best one since Astronaut and probably my favorite DD album since Notorious!

For me, ever since Notorious, they became a singles band until Astronaut. Notorious was the last album of their that I thought every song was, at minimum good, with the majority of the songs being better than good; an album I could listen to all the way through from start-to-finish. Astronaut was the next album of theirs that I felt that way about, and now Paper Gods. I genuinely like every single song and it's an album I can listen to the whole way through, start to finish. I cannot say that about All You Need Is Now. And I certainly can't say that about the Wedding Album (which I've never understood all the fuss about that album because it really only has 2 or 3 good songs on it and the rest is absolute filler!).

So, not everyone may agree with me, but I for one am so happy they finally made a really, really good album that I can listen to the whole way through! Love it!
The Wedding Album is filler?? There isn't a single DD album that is all filler. Not even RCM or Thank You. The Wedding Album is one of the band's best-- not just the singles, but Love Voodoo, Breath After Breath, None of the Above, Shelter, UMF, To Whom It May Concern, and Sin Of The City! Even though The Wedding Album does contain my least favorite DD song ever, Femme Fatale.

I have to be really honest with you-- your assessment of Duran sounds like someone who just listens to singles. Like the way I'd hear someone talk about U2 who can only sing Beautiful Day or WOWY. I hope I'm wrong! It's just that I can't honestly believe that someone well-versed on Duran would ever say that.

Sorry, I just hate when people make comments like "Best album since Rio" or "Duran have some good singles" or "Duran was good in the 80s." Again, it would be like someone saying all the same stuff about U2-- anyone who knows the depths of a band and all of their catalogue knows better.

Khanada, I was just getting ready to message you to talk about Paper Gods, but I guess I'll post here. This is an interesting album. The highs are REALLY high-- Face For Today, Universe Alone and Only In Dreams are the three major standouts to me-- and the lows are REALLY low-- I absolutely cannot stand Last Night in the City or Change The Skyline, and it's so rare that I straight up dislike a DD song.

The biggest letdown of this album for me is the total lack of instrumentation. That's what differentiated AYNIN-- the instruments were back after RCM. So it's a shame to have lost them again. Compared to AYNIN, the best songs on this album are better than the best songs on AYNIN, but I think AYNIN was a more consistent, solid album.
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the Wedding Album (which I've never understood all the fuss about that album because it really only has 2 or 3 good songs on it and the rest is absolute filler!).
easily my least favourite of theirs. i gave it a revisit a few years ago under much duress and still am not a fan. in fact, what you consider to be the "two or three good songs" on there (ordinary world and come undone, the ones everyone loves) i hate and if i had some way to do so, i'd pay to never have to hear them again. (totally unrelated to dd but related to this comment, i also feel this way about u2's one so that tells you i just don't like those kind of songs)

my faves: danceophobia, change the skyline, only in dreams, valentine stones, face for today. i hesitate to put any of the initial songs we heard in my top five only because, not that i'm suffering from fatigue from them (i mean paper gods, lnitc, and pressure off i've all given five stars to on itunes) but just that everything else has a newness to it so if i had to pick one over the other, i'd pick a new song over one of the preview tracks. i think it's the best album since aynin
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easily my least favourite of theirs. i gave it a revisit a few years ago under much duress and still am not a fan. in fact, what you consider to be the "two or three good songs" on there (ordinary world and come undone, the ones everyone loves) i hate and if i had some way to do so, i'd pay to never have to hear them again.
WHAT????

Khanada, you crazy.

(And I don't even love the Wedding Album because of the singles, it's the non-singles that are so good.)

(Also I'm surprised to see Change the Skyline in the top. I tried listening to it last night and I concluded that the song is just plain ugly and unpleasant to me.)
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I really liked All You Need Is Now.
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Come Undone and Ordinary World are amazing.

That's all I came in here to say.
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Initially disappointed by this one but hoping it will grow on me. Their last album was SOOOOO GOOD. Soundwise this is more like Red Carpet Massacre but not nearly as good (yet?)


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I really liked All You Need Is Now.
yeah, i loved it too. these last two albums have been really consistent, at least on the katie-scale. (don't get me wrong, i loved rcm too, although after the first half i thought it fell flat)

good things always happen when they collaborate with mark ronson and/or nile rodgers.
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Mea culpa, this is an excellent album.


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yeah, agreed. i love it.
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The new album is nice and kudos to the double Ds for adding Jonas Bjerre as a guest. MEW rocks.
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