Duran Duran didn't get their critical due in their '80s heyday, but their legacy as new wave pioneers is finally being recognized by modern-day indie artists, ranging from EDM guru Moby to moody L.A. rockers Warpaint to British songstress Carina Round. These artists and many others are honoring the Fab Five on Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran; the all-star album comes out Oct. 28 on Manimal Vinyl, but you can listen to it in its entirety right now, right here, exclusively on Yahoo Music.
"Duran Duran started out as a gang of art-school kids who were in the thick of the U.K. post-punk scene," Paul Beahan of Manimal (the label that in 2010 released the David Bowie tribute album We Were So Turned On, which featured Duran Duran's cover of "Boys Keep Swinging"). "The only difference between Duran Duran and bands like the Cure or Wire is that Duran saw the artistic edge in disco as well as early British punk and art-rock and created a blend of their own mainstream-friendly choruses, dance beats, and rhythms. Simon Le Bon's lyrics, in my opinion, are right up there with such revered artists as Gang of Four, the Fall, and the Clash. Their incredible music was much overshadowed by massive early stardom. Duran to me will always be the post-punk band that introduced Americans to British new wave and made it a mainstream brand of music in the 1980s."
While Making Patterns Rhyme features expected D2 classic like "Rio," "Planet Earth," and "Girls on Film," the album also digs into the band's deeper catalog of B-sides and rarities, proving there was more to Duran Duran than just the glossy MTV hits.
The compilation's full tracklisting is below; to order Making Patterns Rhyme, click here. Proceeds from the album's sales will benefit Amnesty International.
"The Seventh Stranger" - Lewis & Clarke
"Rio" - Moby
"Anyone Out There" - Service Bells
"Sound of Thunder" - Beliefs
"The Chauffeur" - Warpaint
"Planet Earth"- Luxxury (feat. Actually)
"American Science" - Austra
"Secret Oktober" - Verdigrls
"Wild Boys - The Dead Lovers
"Girls on Film" - Soko
"Come Undone" - Carina Round (feat. Aidan Hawken)
"Late Bar" - Barbarian
"Friends of Mine" - The Holiday Crowd
"Lonely in Your Nightmare" - Mercies
"Land "- Louise Burns
"Careless Memories" - Girlfriends and Boyfriends
"Union of the Snake" - Darklands
"Do You Believe in Shame?" - Halo Circus (feat. Allison Iraheta)
"Save a Prayer" - Jack Lawtey
"My Own Way" - Trends
"Winter Marches On" - Vum
"Rio" (Ballad Version) - Moby (feat. Mindy Jones)