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  1. My next choice is a solo album by Mariusz Duda from one of my favourite bands 'Riverside', under the moniker 'Lunatic Soul'. This is an album that needs a good few listens and some decent headphones. Its all about the music and especially the atmospherics on this album. It won't be to everyone's liking....

     

    Walking on a Flashlight Beam - Lunatic Soul 

     

     

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  2. 4 hours ago, Carvalho Diablo said:

    Review : Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now

     

    I love good pop music, *good* pop music, I cannot stand Duran Duran.

    Been a long time though...

     

    All You Need Is Now - title track and opener, expecting big things.

    Ok, it comes in all Depeche Modey but doesn't last long, the chorus is all Duran Duran.

    Simon Le Bon is just a terrible singer. Pinched, nasal, even auto-tuned to fuck he's still flat.

    Despite that, not bad. Pleasantly surprised.

     

    Blame The Machines - somehow reminds me of Aha... and Le Bon still can't sing. Pleasant enough though.

     

    Being Followed reminds me of Blondie with it's tempo and disco beat and busy hi-hat.

    2011 this album was released but sounds decades older; whether deliberate or organic I do not know.

    Another pleasant song.

     

    Leave A Light On - slower, more mellow, I don't mind the music but Le Bon is an awful singer, even with the auto-tune he just cannot carry the song.

    It's alright. Mix is nice.

     

    Safe - gives off Wham vibes, without George's killer hooks and delivery.

    The drum machine sucks, the female middle 12 is corny as fuck and Le Bon destroys the auto-tune.

    This is the Duran Duran I remember.

     

    Girl Panic! (don't forget the exclamation mark!) is Duran Duran by the numbers. The bass line is the best part. Got early 80s stamped all over this.

    2 minutes too long.

     

    A Diamond In The Mind - what the fuck was that?!

    Ill conceived and poorly executed.

     

    The Man Who Stole A Leopard - Duran Duran pre-date Joe Exotic in this completely bizarre and random tale of some bloke who nicked a fucking leopard.Not a joke.

    Let's chuck in some synthy violins - why not? More flat, Nadal vocals and an outro which would make Spinal Tap jealous.

    Utterly bizarre / not sure if serious.

     

    Other People's Lives - more up tempo / disco Duran Duran by the numbers.

    Was disco still a thing in 2011?

     

    Mediterranea - more smooth DD electro-pop punctuated by the insufferable Le Bon.

    God, how I wish he'd have stayed capsized.

    Favourite song so far.

     

    Too Bad You're So Beautiful - starts like a dentist's drill, more disco, more Blondie by the numbers.

    Horrible bridge with crass lyrics.

     

    Runway Runaway - crass title, nice guitar jangle at the start, the music is ok, the lyrics are crap, the vocals are terrible.

    Next...

     

    Return To Now - more pointless synthy strings cook up a dirge and reprise the album's bland theme.

    Get the fuck out of here.

     

    Before The Rain - did I mention a pointless synthy dirge? Made even worse by Le Bon and his excramental whifferages.

    *Oh how his ears bleed". His ears? *His" fucking ears ?! Cheeky fucking twat.

    Fucking ghastly.

     

    Ok, where to start? No surprises save for Duran Duran's steadfast refusal (or inability) to modernise or progress their sound in over 30 years.

    Bland, predictable, generic, dated, at times utterly bizarre and ill conceived.

    To top this all, Simon Le Bon just cannot sing. He is laughable throughout.

     

    I'll give All You Need Is Now a generous 3/10 (for the Blondie reminiscences).

     

    This album should have been called All You Need Is A Good Hard Kick In The Bollocks.

     

     

    I had a good chuckle at this. Brilliant. 


  3. 4 hours ago, AngryofTuebrook said:

    To balance that Grimes prick, a commentator from the left: Peter Stefanovic.

     

    I tend to agree with almost everything he says and it's usually stuff that really needs saying  - but, fuck me, that grid is asking to get leathered.

     

     

     

     

    "Retweet if you....."

     

    He's a fucking tool. 

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