Astronaut Either Simon LeBon has become one fine singer, or recording engineers have discovered an anti-adenoidal button. That's just one of the surprises on Astronaut ,… Astronaut Either Simon LeBon has become one fine singer, or recording engineers have discovered an anti-adenoidal button. That's just one of the surprises on Astronaut ,… 2004-10-12 Duran Duran
Music Review

Astronaut (2004)

Duran Duran | WILD BOYS Duran Duran return after 21 years with Astronaut
WILD BOYS Duran Duran return after 21 years with Astronaut
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 12, 2004; Lead Performance: Duran Duran

Either Simon LeBon has become one fine singer, or recording engineers have discovered an anti-adenoidal button. That's just one of the surprises on Astronaut, the first album in 21 years from the original lineup of new wave's steeliest mannequins. Glistening zero-gravity synth-funk that's mostly unembarrassing and at times shockingly vital (the proto-Faint squall of ''Want You More!''), this is so '80s you can almost taste the freebase.

Originally posted Oct 11, 2004 Published in issue #788 Oct 15, 2004 Order article reprints