|Duran Duran Ranked|
So, here it is. Enjoy.
Red Carpet Massacre
Listening to these 4 albums. This Album only contains 3 worthy songs: the 2 singles and My Antarctica, the rest of the album is forgettable and disposable.
Even though I'm a big fan of the althernative phase of Duran Duran, I'm putting this album here because although it's more consistent than medazzaland, the latter one has more memorable songs. Not a bad album though,
The album has some weird krautrock moments like the title track that doesn't seem to work with the band very well. Other than that is a really good album. Out of my mind is in my opinion a better ballad than Ordinary World. Also Silva Halo is probably one of the darkest and most interesting moments in the band's discography.
I'm putting notorious this low because it suffers from an identity crisis. The band wasn't sure between sticking to their new wave roots or moving towards a more adult contemporary approach. It probably has one of my top 5 Duran songs: Vertigo
Duran Duran (The Wedding Album)
It might be the best Duran album since Rio for most of the fans and sympathizers of the band but I rarely come back to this album. It's like they were trying to make an elegant and eclectic record much alike Sting solo's albums in the 90's but they failed to make an album as interesting as the Soul Cages or Ten Summoner's tales
Big Thing has been unfairly criticized because of the band trying to stay relevant with the trends and they tried to make an electronic album without giving up with their new wave roots. In my opinion it's more cohesive than Notorious, aside from the 2 filler songs at the end of the album. The album has a fair tracklisting with the first half having the more danceable tracks and the second side with the ballads and darker elements. Also the guitar playing in this album makes more justice than on Notrorious.
Seven and the Ragged Tiger
From this point on, I don't have much criticism for the albums.
I put Astronaut higher than seven because while the latter was "better" received and many of the rock fans appreciate being their most "rock driven album" this is where the balance between the rock side and the pop side gets a more impressive result.
All You Need Is Now
This was for me their real "comeback" album after the 00's reunion.
Id say that it's a draw between the first 2 albums, but the self titled gets the silver because I despise "careless memories"