Paper Gods (studio album) by Duran Duran

Paper Gods by Duran Duran
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-09-11
Overall rank: 36,717th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Duran Duran : Paper Gods CD (2015)
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Paper Gods is ranked 13th best out of 22 albums by Duran Duran on

The best album by Duran Duran is Rio which is ranked number 606 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,061.

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From 10/19/2017 08:58

there are some classic DD on the Paper Gods album.......
you kill me in silence
pressure off
face for today
what are the chances
butterfly girl
the universe alone
..... all are great DD songs - brilliant

however the rest of the album for me falls in to the trap of trying to be too current

where as the previous album and the brilliant Mr Ronson looked to the past to create the wonderful and consistant "All you need is now"

Paper Gods suffers from trying too hard to "fit in"

thowing current "stars" like Kiesza & Jonas Bjerre on the record to make it sound current makes it sound very confused rather than current or diverse

songs like change the skyline and last night in the city do not sit well with the classic sounding DD songs that i mentioned above

i dont know what "dancephopia is all about ????

however the title tack is clever and combines old DD with new beats etc and it does work on this occassion.

so Paper Gods is not all bad... there are 6 really brilliant song and a few ok ones ,
BUT, with the inclusion of the poor out of place ones, it all sound very messy and confused rather than diverse and new .......which is what i think they were aiming for.
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