Future Past by Duran Duran

I confess, I haven’t listened to Duran Duran since 1988’s Big Thing, which is one of my favorite pop records of the 80s, so I wondered how much I’d recognize them on Future Past.

Incredibly, it’s their 15th studio album and while the band has never been as big as they were in the early 80s, they appear to have been consistently producing new music ever since.

And do you know what? It’s surprisingly good.

It doesn’t hurt, of course, that the God of dance and disco, Giorgio Moroder is the producer, mind you, but what you have on Future Past is genuine acknowledgement of their glory days combined with real progression.

The most nostalgic moment is on the opening track, Invisible, which you could absolutely see going back to back in a live set with Hungry Like The Wolf or Rio

Tonight United is an anthem that would absolutely see fans singing along in glee too.

However, it’s fair to say that not every number is pop perfection, but the lows don’t spoil the highs and whether you’re an old fan or completely new to the band, Future Past has something for you. 

You can grab a copy online here.

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