New Traditionalists – Devo

Beautiful people everywhere…
I haven’t listened to this album for more than 20 years, I wasn’t sure it was going to stand up now (I do still like the first 2 Devo albums very much), but outside of a few duff tracks there is still plenty of good tunes. I still like Beautiful World, sounding like a song celebrating the world and everything in it, it is actually a lot darker. Those wacky Mothersbaughs though are a bit odd and this whole Devo-lution thing is quite strange, you really need to be careful when you play with big concepts like social Darwinism. Going under is also a great track, it is funny but the tracks I liked 25 years ago sound quite ordinary now.
Hidden gem: The Super Thing (although it sounds like Sound of the Crowd by The Human League)

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