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Future Past

Duran Duran

Future Past

Fifteenth album from the English pop band co-produced by the band with Mark Ronson, Giorgio Moroder and Erol Alkan

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  1. 10.0 |   Albumism

    Taken in total, FUTURE PAST comfortably sits next to any of its fourteen predecessors regarding its superlative sense of pop experimentation. And just like any of those previous affairs, FUTURE PAST is the right Duran Duran record for this moment
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  2. 10.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Sonically and lyrically, an absolute gem
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  3. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    Overall, this is a classy, hook-laden album that delivers a respectful nod to their hey-day past, with more than enough quality & craft that points to a relevant and abiding future for Duran Duran
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Duran Duran are taking some calculated risks here which sometimes means they stumble - occasionally, the ballads feel a shade strident - but the restlessness makes for a kinetic, exciting album.
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  5. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    There are more than enough highs to satisfy both fans and casual admirers, while the lows are not quite low enough to founder the project
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  6. 7.0 |   Clash

    Frothy, neon-soaked entertainment, ‘Future Past’ – when it works – is a blast of ridiculous 80s themed fun
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Shouty Japanese pop-punk quartet Chai guest on wonderfully bleepy “More Joy!”, Giorgio Moroder assists with the thrilling digital disco of “Beautiful Lies”, Bowie’s pianist Mike Garson guests on the elegant ballad “Falling”, while producer Erol Alkan adds a dancefloor-friendly sheen to proceedings. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    If the hysteria of the past can never be recaptured, when they just let themselves be the smooth veterans they are on songs like ‘All of You’, ‘Anniversary’, or ‘Beautiful Lies’, it’s a real kind of electronic traditionalism that they comfortably embrace
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  9. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    If it doesn’t go down as a Duran Duran classic, the album will at least be remembered as a solid entry in the equally solid streak that gave us All You Need Is Now and Paper Gods
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