Duran Duran, All You Need Is Now
* * * ROCK (out of 4 stars)
For those who still smart a little over Union of the Snake, Duran Duran's All You Need Is Now (released on iTunes in December) will serve as a make-good 26 years later. Working with British producer Mark Ronson, the group re-creates the Rio-era sound that helped them become global fashion-conscious superstars, right down to the slap bass and synthesizer arpeggios. If this is the synth-pop equivalent of the revival efforts for '60s R&B and country singers, it's a successful one: Now may be all you need, but tracks such as Girl Panic! and Runway Runaway make now sound like 1983. — Brian Mansfield
>Download:All You Need Is Now, Girl Panic!
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