Forbitas | Jakarta | A
good soundtrack for anybody's life
heard the song several times now and it made me feel very
happy and proud to be a fan of the band! it sounds very out
there and its got this Duran sound/vibe...from the opening
synth riffs to the killer chorus....great melody and cool
lyrics too. It
emanates a feeling that this is song from a band who are truly
having a fabulous time playing music. It would sound great
live and gonna be one of the Duran anthems on their live shows.
but not least, I have to say that the title is special too:
"All You Need Iis Now", a very simple sentence yet
very true to [almost] everyone of us. A good soundtrack for
LeClair | singer-songwriter-musician-producer | Canada |
me start this review by telling you that the first single
from the new Duran Duran album is solid. All You Need Is Now
features one of the band’s best choruses ever and Mark
Ronson seem to have achieved something that many people have
been waiting for since the mid eighties: Making Duran Duran
sound like Duran Duran again.
I personally think that even if they are indeed returning
to their roots, they are not repeating themselves with this
track. Something obvious that I do hear though when listening
to AYNIN, is that they’ve succeeded in reproducing that
perfect balance of very strong melody versus edge and organic
vs synthetic that made their signature sound so addictive
in the first place, and changed the face of pop music during
vocals on AYNIN, especially during the chorus, sound more
“typical” Duran Duran than anything they’ve
put out since 1984 [with a bonus cool distortion fx during
the verses], and the drums might have a little something in
common with A View To A Kill and The Flame [Arcadia], but
that’s about it for the comparison with their early
me, the track doesn’t sound retro at all, It sounds
more like an iconic band owning their influential sound, loving
it, and achieving the tour de force of coming up with one
of their best pop songs after over thirty years of existence.
AYNIN sounds like a band once again at the top of their game
and loving every single minute of it.
the music industry has radically changed since then, I think
that All you Need Is Now might achieve for the second time
around what Ordinary World did for the band in 1992: seriously
bring Duran back into the charts. The song is simply that
good. Sometimes a great song is all it takes to reach millions
of people, and this time they’re putting out a killer
one. All You Need Is Now is epic [whatever position it will
reach in Billboard].
Formato Combs | It's perfection! Each time I play
it, I hear more and more depth to the layers, just magical!
DD never let me down. This song reminds me of my youth and
brings tears to my eyes. Tears of joy. It's awesome!
Tonya Anderson at
| Usa | Well done, boys – you definitely
have me 'swaying'
I love the chorus to All You Need is Now, I literally sighed
like a love-sick teenager the first time I heard it. It's
uplifting and has a traditional Duran sound. The vocals and
harmonies are just beautiful, exactly what I expect (and love)
about Duran Duran. It's very catchy, I can't get the tune
out of my head now. I find myself humming it without consciously
realizing it. The lyrics make me think 'nostalgia', which
is fitting, because so many other fans tell me that Duran's
music in general has this effect on them, it makes them feel
Albrecht | St. Louis, MO USA | Love the synth work!
downloaded AYNIN at 3:45am...and it's really awesome! Enjoy
the balance of the verses and the chorus...different but blend
perfectly. They made a great song that not only reflects their
80s feeling but adds the right touch of present day. Love
the synth work! Looking forward to the album and of course,
hearing it all live!
Khezri | Artist | LA | AYNIN is an addictive one
strong and powerful single, can't get enough of it, even my
9 year old son is going nuts over this. Fans are people and
people have different tastes, each one will recieve the album
in a different way. I can't speak for anybody but for myself,
and I'am a die hard fan of nearly 28 years. Since then I absorbed
anything Duran Duran, therefore I think I can speak with a
certain degree of knowledge and experience on their music.
I'm sure there will be enough fans out there who will criticize
this and that. This song and the album are 100% Duran Duran-esque.
All the right components are in place, every single ingredient,
the total formula that makes and defines the band. I think
it's the first time where they sound complete and solid without
Andy Taylor [thanks to Dom]. It's a bulls eye. not only they
found their way back home to the roots, but they use a lot
of the old instruments and show [rightfully played and put
today, sounding fresh and new, not dated] that they still
can kick ass of The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, The Bravery,
Panic at the Disco etc! They
sound confident, sure and as Simon once said in one of his
many interviews "Ladies and Gentlemen We have Arrived...
again!" Highlight on this track: Nicks insane electronic
| Usa | Top poster on the Duran message board | Duran
Duran has found its own particular source of magic again
can I say? MINE!! It's MINE!! New Duran Duran music in my
hot little hands [well, on the iPod actually]. There is something
about All You Need Is Now... just that special "something"
that feels like magic. The buzz about this song, and the album
coming behind it, that is growing. "Something" that
has changed the dynamics in the Duran Duran world. The feel
is different . . . there's no "it's the album after Andy
left" stigma attached to it. I don't know whether it's
the band's own enthusiasm that is catching or what;
but "something" about this group of songs is making
them feel energized again. It's making them smile in ways
I haven't seen in a long time; and to be honest, it's making
me smile as well. Since I first heard the chorus, I haven't
been able to stop humming AYNIN. I find myself at work now
singing along as the music plays in my head. In
my opinion, Duran Duran has found its own particular source
of magic again. I am looking forward to having the whole lot
in my "record collection".
Napoli | Visual Artist | Italy | An hymn to
be oneself, ever
You Need is Now starts with an energetic rhythm on which the
sound of bass and the voice enter, adding strenght through a
verse charged with positivity and enthusiasm. During
the chorus the tempo widens, meanwhile the words become romantic.
It should seem a message to their fanbase: “keep dancing,
keep appreciate the music, keep enjoying the moment”.
hymn to be oneself, ever.
out Nick's shoes, I swear it's nor a photo-montage!
Morris | UK |
very strong chorus, one of their best!
of life's pleasures is when Duran release some new music. Over
the years the first single release from a new album is always
the most exciting time to be a fan. The
new DD single starts with a sound more fitting with the Big
Thing era music, quite experimental. However once the song gets
into its stride the song gets overtaken by a very strong chorus,
one of their best! I
love DD but I feel with this single it is putting a marker in
the ground to say "we are back" and a more mainstream
single release will follow early in 2011. This is one for the
fans and I am looking forward to playing it on "repeat"
mode until the album comes out in a couple of weeks time.
Carlill | Singer | I think AYNIN is a lovely christmas
treat for their fans, a classic DD chorus with a modern twist
in the verses, it's great to have them back...
webmistress of the templeofsaintnick.com
| I'm enjoying the fruits of the Duran/Ronson collaboration
few years ago I attended the Radio and Records Convention in
Charlotte, NC and I remember John asking the audience who we
would like to see collaborate with the band. At the time I wouldn't
have thought of Mark Ronson, but I'm pleased to see that they
got together, and I'm enjoying the fruits of their collaboration.
AYNIN makes me think of Rio and 7&TRT - but better. I don't
particularly care for the first few seconds of the song [I'm
sure it'll grow on me], but I do really like the rest of it,
and I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of the album. And
to seeing them on tour in 2011.
| Norway | I like the contrast between the parts
You Need Is Now is a great pick for the lead single. The song
have a killer chorus, instant, uplifting and with beautiful
harmonies. At first i was a bit surprised by the verse and bridge,
it sounded like a completely different song. But after getting
used to it, I like the contrast between the parts. And i really
like the part that starts at 2:38 it's very clever. Mark Ronson
was right, one of the best Duran Duran songs ever.
| Uk | could have done with a slightly more aggressive mix...
guess there’s two issues with AYNIS [the single] –
firstly is the disjoint going between the verse & the chorus
that struck me as being slightly forced from the get-go &
the second being that, whilst as an album track the length &
mix works, it really needed tightening up [cutting by almost
a minute between 3’08 & 4’13” with a short
bridge added] and could have done with a slightly more aggressive
mix – making the discord in the verse far harder hitting,
heading more towards a Virus kind of vein…
| Multi-award winning Personal Chef from The
am partial to DD, and have yet to hear a track I didn't like.
All You Need Is Now is getting quite a bit of buzz... I hope
the entire album is wildly successful for them!
| duranasty.com | I had 'eargasm'
else can I say? I'm going to use a new urban-term to express
my opinion on All You Need Is Now, the term is 'eargasm'. An
eargasm is an orgasm of the ear, pleasure derived from listening
to exceptionally good music! Thanks guys and... God bless Mark
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