The Independent On Sunday UK newspaper:

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The Independent On Sunday UK newspaper:

Rocked by the recent departure of Andy Taylor, Duran Duran might have been at a low ebb entering the studio for Red Carpet Massacre, were it not for two encounters; the first with Timbaland, and the second with Justin Timberlake.

In the same way that Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis took hold of The Human League and Janet Jackson in the late Eighties and used them as mannequins for their musical mood, Timbaland and his team have driven Duran's first sustained attempt at sounding contemporary sice the notorious white line lunacy of covers album Thank You -

with the difference that this one works.

Download this: Le Bon and Timberlake in exelis: Night Runner

Verdict: GOOD

Courtesy The Independent (UK)