Smooth Noodle Maps
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I've been a spudfan since before there was an MTV, and even before *shudder* there was any Freedom of Choice.
The only thing Devo can be said to be guilty of is in miscalculating just how fast the music industry would go straight to hell.
Listen to anything by most current "artists" and you'll probably agree with me.
Unlike the crappers/boybands/tramped out gansta chicks etc who've been out there for the last few years, DEVO never took themselves at all seriously.
There's something to be said for that...
The single Post Post Modern Man is the standout, and you could feel happy to buy the album on the strength of that alone.
Devo definitely matured on this album, but at what price? They lost much of their "punkness" that made them the electronic Ramones. Is that a bad thing? Well, it depends on your tastes. If you have a broad liking to New Wave music, then despite the fact that SmoothNoodleMaps is definitely a change of pace for the band, you will probably still like it. It is much more polished than their early work. To me that's a good thing, but I still miss the "rawness" of their first albums.
So that's probably the most vague review you'll read. This album is Devo and it is not Devo, but overall it is a well produced and smooth work. Whether that suites your Devo tastes is up to you!
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More mellow than Total DEVO.
A reflective period for the band?
Suffered from poor label support and promotion. Read more
DEVO's CD 'Smooth Noodle Maps' is a great departure from their early recordings of the 1980's. The Big hit on the CD is a song Called 'Post,Post Modern Man'. Read morePublished on October 24, 2010 by M. Jordan III
Great CD, Wish I had the LP. Mastered a bit too loud however, had to turn it way down compared to most other CDs. Wonder Why? New CD from them in the Fall, can't wait!Published on April 27, 2009 by Dr.Remulak
I got this album to complete my Devo collection. I had the original 1990 release and thought when I got this one I would go back over & give it a listen. Read morePublished on March 2, 2008 by David D. McFarland
The more I listen to this CD the more I think it is a shame how our society works. The popularity of music depends solely on timing, corporate backing, and radio airplay. Read morePublished on January 24, 2006 by XraySpex
This Cd isn't devo's worst(HArdcore devo is) it proves that Devo still has it in them. How many Post Post-Modern Man remixs are there? I think there is 8. Read morePublished on April 6, 2005
I have always been a big DEVO fan, since hearing Q:Are We Not Men? when it was first released. The only album I could never enjoy was Shout - the others all have there redeeming... Read morePublished on March 8, 2005 by BONES