Duran Duran - Thank You

An album of Duran Duran covering their "influences" was never something even the most dedicated fan wanted to hear, yet the band had the audacity to record Thank You, a collection of the group's favorite songs. Featuring songwriters as diverse as Bob Dylan and Sly Stone, Thank You works best when the band realizes the monumental silliness of its cover, as on "White Lines," which is performed with Grandmaster Flash himself, and the acoustic blues rendition of Public Enemy's "911 Is a Joke." Or it works when the band can reinvent material like Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" into a slick MOR ballad. When Thank You doesn't work, it's because the band doesn't quite get what made the original version special ("Lay Lady Lay" and "Watching the Detectives"). Too many plain, mediocre songs (the Doors' "Crystal Ship") prevent the album from being either unintentionally funny or genuinely successful. The record is solely a curiosity and not a very interesting one at that.
Tracklist

3 COMMENTS:

bulut on 11:05 am said...

01_White_Lines
02_I_Wanna_Take_You_Higher
03_Perfect_Day
04_Watching_The_Detectives
05_Lay_Lady_Lay
06_911_Is_A_Joke
07_Success
08_Crystal_Ship
09_Ball_Of_Confusion
10_Thank_You
11_Drive_By

pw:shored

mp3hugger on 12:00 pm said...

Voted the worst album of all time by Q magazine this month!!!

Anonymous said...

i love that album anyway.. i dont know where do those Q faggots get theyr info..

Led Zeppelin cover of Thank You is great!

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