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Rio (album) by Duran Duran 

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Rio
Rio by Duran Duran (1982)
Overall rank: 655th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 379 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1982 (8th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (97th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (655th)

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Rio is ranked as the best album by Duran Duran.

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Rio rankings

Rio ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 379 votes)
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60/100
10/11/2018 02:18
68/100
 
60/100
09/26/2018 11:19
55/100
 
45/100
09/25/2018 14:54
70/100
 
80/100
09/21/2018 21:03
80/100
 
60/100
09/20/2018 01:55
62/100

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Rating:  
80/100
From kingofstorm 05/09/2018 05:03
Underrated album - classic new wave Ton of hits on this album.. Duran Duran are a great band.
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Rating:  
90/100
From YoungPunk 02/14/2018 02:33
Fun album!
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75/100
From titansaurs28 01/13/2018 18:47
Duran Duran's most successful album is bipolar. The hits are the strong points of the album, other songs feel a bit more like filler.
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75/100
From DeusExMackia 02/05/2017 15:16
An 80s pop classic. Needs to be played at the right time of day and in the right setting, but there's no denying that the safe sound of Rio is always enjoyable.
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50/100
From garycottier 07/07/2016 19:27
A classic eighties album. Rio, save a prayer, and, hungry like the wolf, are great singles, but the rest is a bit dull to be honest, but at least it syms up the time and place which is always a good thing in pop music.
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75/100
From DanielNunes93 06/19/2016 16:01
I've never been the biggest fan of the sound of the 80 's, but when the music is really good there is no way to resist!
After a hearing all the songs are in the head and we sing
at the same time with Simon Le Bon.
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Rating:  
95/100
From Bungalowracoon 01/29/2016 07:19

Play the f****** bass John

There is no filler , no bad track

Duran Duran were a dark synth band influenced by Bowie and the doors - there music was never taken seriously because of their pin ups teeny bop image that the press put on them - probably DDs own fault because of their onslaught on MTV
But it's sad that people didn't listen to the music because this is amazing stuff
Please give it all a listen or two and forget about who's playing the music and enjoy
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Rating:  
90/100
From Rich150 10/11/2015 15:47
Bought it originally and it wasn't until I listened to it again on vinyl this year that I appreciated what a great album it was (and is).
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From Tamthebam 04/16/2015 11:29
A good pop album the songs released as singles are the best tracks.(Rio Save A Prayer Hungry Like The Wolf). Also this is by far their best album they never reached these heights again.
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85/100
If you haven't watched the Futurama films, do it! They are about 4 times as long as the episodes and are just as funny. Also, you get one of the epicest quotes ever:

Zapp: "Meanwhile, we shall sing top hits from the '80s."
Kif: "Which '80s, sir?"
Zapp: "For me, there are only one '80s." ...starts singing "Hungry Like a Wolf",

which brings up a very important point: this album couldn't be more shamelessly the '80s and probably gets the #1 spot on my "Why the '80s were awesome"-list. It's a shiny, synthy, pompous, danceable, syncopated paradise... and above all, it's violently catchy!

I don't know how else to describe it other than awesome... awesome to the max!
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