Paper Gods (Deluxe Version)
Label: Warner Bros.
Just like Rodney Dangerfield, Duran Duran has never gotten any respect. But three decades after peaking as video-savvy pop dreamboats, they remain committed to the kitschy pleasures of shameless new wave songcraft. Don’t look for any Melle Mel covers here (a la 1995’s tepidly received _Thank You_), but do watch for appearances from Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Janelle Monáe, and, um, Lindsay Lohan, who knows a thing or two about kitschy pleasures. Admit it, you kinda want to hear Simon Le Bon grumping about fashion fools “bleeding from their paper cuts” (that would be the burbling title track).