Release Date: Nov 13, 2007
Record label: Epic
Genre(s): Rock, Pop
Aging gracefully isn’t easy for recording artists in any genre — least of all, perhaps, those who’ve found fame with dance-pop hits. After all, what good is reflective maturity in a crowded club? On their 12th studio effort, Duran Duran’s four remaining original members deal with their looming 50th birthdays by dodging that question and hooking up with a new generation of wild boys. Pop’s reigning prince, Justin Timberlake, co-wrote two numbers for the disc, lending it his patented blend of just-this-side-of-sleazy soul.
Review Summary: Not even Timbaland's dream team can prop up this lazy effort,It’s an interesting concept. Duran Duran, for so long the face of “real instruments” and old-fashioned rock n’ roll in electronic pop, handing over their creative impulses to the greatest modern exponents of assembly line pop music: Timbaland and his crazy-successful wingmen Justin Timberlake and Nate “Danjahandz” Hills. Granted, Tim sticks around for just three tracks, and Timberlake two, while Danja bravely takes on the remainder in conjunction with the band, which is to say “in conjunction with Simon and Nick.