Duran Duran Essentials
In their early years, Duran Duran were more than just a pop group: they were the '80s incarnate. Their pop-edged New Wave, high-fashion good looks, raw ambition, and exotic, big-budget music videos exuded the decadence and prosperity associated with the decade. Hailing from Birmingham, England, the five-piece first grabbed attention with their racy videos, and their second album, 1982's Rio, turned them into global pop sensations. Their lineup has fluctuated over the years and across a dozen albums, but they continue to tour and record, sounding as dramatically dashing as ever.