Review: Duran Duran – Out of My Mind (Rock)

This review covers the rock track Duran Duran – Out of My Mind.

This track was released in 1997 on the album Medazzaland.

The track starts with an effect and some percussion work. Guitars then come in for some melody. After that, the vocals come in for a verse. The track pulls back a little bit for the verse as well. Some additional string work come in part way through along with some backup vocals.

From there, the vocals take the track into the first main chorus. An instrumental section follows which includes a subtle phaser effect.

After that, the vocals take the track into a short verse. The main chorus quickly follows. Another instrumental section comes in with some subtle backup vocals in the background.

A synth string comes in before the vocals return. This is followed up by another round in the main chorus. Another instrumental section comes in which is quickly followed up by some vocal elements. Those vocal elements extend the main chorus. The whole track then gradually fades out.

One thing this track has going for it is that every element is nice and harmonious with one another. No one element strikes me as odd or out of place in any way.

The mastering is also decent enough. I don’t really hear anything getting drowned out or being overly loud. So, that gets a thumbs up from me.

A problem I have with this track is that there’s not a whole lot in here that gives it much of a distinct sound. So, I struggle to get particularly excited for this one.

Additionally, some of the transitions are a bit weak for me. Some sections tend to just blur. as a result, I struggle to really keep up where I am in this track at some points.

Overall, this is an OK track. It’s one of those tracks that’s not particularly bad, but not particularly amazing either. What is has going for it is good mastering and good harmony of all the elements in the track. The pitfall is the touch and go transitions and nothing really making this a particularly distinct track. So, an OK track, but nothing amazing.


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