マーケットプレイス価格:¥ 1,306 (税込)

JAN:0077774600323 売上ランキング:音楽で356745位

[ Amazonの詳細ページへ ]
  1. Rio
  2. My Own Way
  3. Lonely In Your Nightmare
  4. Hungry Like The Wolf
  5. Hold Back The Rain
  6. New Religion
  7. Last Chance On The Stairway
  8. Save A Prayer
  9. The Chauffeur
In the decade of decadence, Duran Duran knew how to live the life. It was reflected in their videos (sailboats, silly white hats, tropical surroundings, grease-painted feral women) and garishly displayed in their public lifestyles. But if you can remove these connotations from the album that started it all, you will be left with music that is anything but gaudy. For the most part, Rio is an eerie and sumptuous record. With their raspy, arpeggio synth sounds and Simon Le Bon's uninflected vocals, the misty ballads "Lonely in Your Nightmare" and "Save a Prayer" can still tear your heart right out of your chest and abandon it bleeding on a rain- soaked, cobblestone street. With the dance-oriented singles "Rio" and "Hungry Like the Wolf", you dry out a bit, but the songs are far from airy or whimsical. One anomaly in this release, though, is the inappropriate prominence of John Taylor's bass lines. In every song, it sounds as if he is mixed more in expectation of a solo than as an integral part of the rhythm section. Ignore this technical distraction, however, and you'll enjoy rediscovering this gorgeous body of water-coloured synthpop. --Beth Bessmer