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After Seven and the Ragged Tiger proved to be such an awful disappointment, I wasn't sure I would ever buy another of their albums again. Then I broke down after hearing "Notorious" enough times and bought it. To my surprise, I found their new direction to be very tight and cohesive. True, this is no Rio, but it's right behind it on my list as well as the group's debut. "Notorious" itself is a solid, funky tune full of great guitar work, John Taylor's always excellent bass lines, and very good hooks embellished by Simon Le Bon's punchy phrasing. Other notable tracks: Very sexy and effective "American Science." A personal favorite has always been "Skin Trade," which captured my attention from the first time I heard it. "A Matter of Feeling" is absolutely lovely and moving, and Nick Rhodes' keyboards are my favorite thing about it as they compliment Simon's delivery. "So Misled" is excellent and kicks a sophisticatedly sly form of ass. The "na-na-na's" are my favorite part. "Meet El Presidente" as also of note, and will remind you of the old song "Louie Louie" just a bit.
Now I know certain people reviewed this album that couldn't possibly have listened to it, so my advice to D2 fans is to consider anyone who gave Notorious at least 3 stars, then make up your own mind about it.Read more ›
Back to DD. This album is amazing. Truly. The fans know it-Who can deny 'Notorious' for example? Great keyboarding, and a great hook, this song is one of the best Duran Duran songs ever in my opinion.
OTHER GREAT TRACKS (all of the songs are stellar, but I don't want to go on and on!!!)
-AMERICAN SCIENCE-this song is great. The song starts out with some horns blaring, and a slow creeping shuffling sound. My favorite part of the song is more towards the center where a great guitar riff takes place. This song is one of the best on the album.
-SKIN TRADE-a DD classic in my opinion. Skin Trade is very different than other DD material IMO. Skin Trade is laid back sounding-lots of brass and horns.
-A MATTER OF FEELING-slower, sensitive sounding, very nice, I don't listen to this one as much as other more uptempos, so I don't have alot to say, but it is good!
-HOLD ME-good midtempo song. I usually skip this one to get to..
-VERTIGO (DO THE DEMOLITION)-Sexy, midtempo song, one of my favorite DD songs of all time!
-MEET EL PRESIDENTE-one of the best DD songs out there! Lots of bongo drums, and horn sections. I love the 12" version of MEP better than the album version, but both are very good. MEP has alot of percussion by way of bongo and hand drums, and lots of trumpets and also some female backup singers! GREATTTTT!
Honestly,this record is amazing. I would not give it away for any price, that is for sure. DD has been making great music for a very long time, and with this album, they went in a decidedly funkier direction with awesome results!!!-james
That said, Notorious is NOT Duranï¿½s best album, but I loved it when it came out and there are enough good moments (Skin Trade, Winter Marches On, Notorious, American Science, Vertigo) to make it well worth repeated listening for any fan, new or old. Just keep in mind that it was an album made during a time of transition, and it probably pleases fans that were in for the long haul the most. Even Nick Rhodes said at the time that fans expecting another Rio would be disappointed. They never wanted to make a sequel to that album.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This is an excellent CD where the group's style starts to take a turn for the better. The songs are beautiful (they have a new sound, with lots of horns in the background) with... Read morePublished on June 27 2004 by Christina Christina
please dont make the horrible mistake of buying this cheesy overrated synth new wave pop music cd which should be left alone in the eighties. Read morePublished on June 19 2004
Being a D/D fan from way back I'm also astouned at the criticism of the record. This is simply a great record, one of my all time favorites, almost every song is a repeat listen. Read morePublished on March 17 2004
"Greatest Fan" is an idiot. Read his reviews and decide for yourself...
If you like Duran Duran, I'd definitely recommend this album. Read more
DURAN DURAN'S NOTORIOUS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ALBUMS EVER MADE. ALL OF THE SONGS ARE GREAT. SIMONS VOICE IS AS INCREDIBLE AS EVER. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004 by Thomas C. Eddy
THESE GUYS WERE THE BIGGEST THING ALONG WITH MICHAEL JACKSON,MADONNA,AND OTHER SYNTH-POP 80'S ICONS... Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2003 by THE GREAT STEFANO
I loved these guys the moment I first heard them in 1982. I bought all their albums and singles along with the Power Station and Arcadia stuff. I saw them live in 1984. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2003
If you could only have 2 obscure Duran Duran B-side albums, you should choose this one and Big Thing. Read morePublished on July 31 2003 by B. Williams