12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Creating pure pop from rock and funk, Duran Duran’s 2007 hookup with Timbaland and Danja brings out some unexpected delights. The dance-pop influence is represented in the stuttering synths of “Tempted,” the low-slung beats of “Nite-Runner,” and Timbaland’s flicka-flickering rap in the otherwise reserved electro-pop of “Skin Divers.” And their classic urgent sound is evident in “The Valley” and “Last Man Standing.” But there’s also smooth soul in “Falling Down” and a devastating melancholy folk strum in “Box Full O’ Honey.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Creating pure pop from rock and funk, Duran Duran’s 2007 hookup with Timbaland and Danja brings out some unexpected delights. The dance-pop influence is represented in the stuttering synths of “Tempted,” the low-slung beats of “Nite-Runner,” and Timbaland’s flicka-flickering rap in the otherwise reserved electro-pop of “Skin Divers.” And their classic urgent sound is evident in “The Valley” and “Last Man Standing.” But there’s also smooth soul in “Falling Down” and a devastating melancholy folk strum in “Box Full O’ Honey.”

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