Let's continue our week dedicated to Duran Duran by taking a look at the 1990s.
The decade opens with "Liberty," an album that doesn't garner much success, partly due to limited live promotion. In 1993, the release of the band's self-titled second album, preceded by the single "Ordinary World," takes place. This period sees Duran Duran adapting to the new sounds of the time and demonstrating considerable versatility. In 1995, Duran Duran releases a compilation of cover songs with a rather complicated gestation, receiving both harsh criticism and illustrious praise (Lou Reed, in particular, is said to be enthusiastic about the cover of "Perfect Day"). In 1997, John Taylor announces his departure, leaving the band with only two original members, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes, along with Warren Cuccurullo. Despite the challenge, the trio decides to continue recording, and in 1997, the album "Medazzaland" is released, exploring more experimental sonic territories and marking a further artistic evolution in their career. Despite being released in the United States in 1997, the album never sees the light of day in the UK due to particular record label policies. Ultimately, the 1990s are a tumultuous decade for Duran Duran, characterized by lineup changes, creative challenges, and musical experimentation.
Today's listening recommendation is "Ordinary World"!