Duran Duran - Rio
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1982 Ratings: #19 / 158
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1982 Ratings: #67
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One of the greatest pop albums I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s near perfection. Every song is vibrant, beautifully produced, catchy and fun. I actually would take this over Thriller any day. John Taylor is also a fantastic bassist and his contributions are underrated as hell. “The Chauffeur” is also one of the best songs of the 80’s and the three singles are all some of the best hits of the decade..

Best Tracks: Literally every track


All out 80's Duran Duran most famous and one of their best if not their best is an 80's nostalgia trip, with the synthpop / New Romantic sound filled with so much energy, interesting and new sounds and its playful and passionate style makes for a catchy upbeat listen and nothing short of fun. Filled with classic which i don't have to name and deeper cuts which can keep up, Rio is simply put great.

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Rio 9.5/10
My Own Way 8/10
Lonely in Your Nightmare 7.5/10.
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The classics here are some of the best ever Duran Duran songs ever!


An undeniable new wave classic.


The first album I listened to, and the turning point from new wave being more punk and weird to pop at least in my mind. best tracks are Lonely in Your Nightmare and The Chauffeur


Slaps tbf

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Added on: April 15, 2013