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Single Review: Culture Club – “More Than Silence”

Alright, before I even start this post I feel like I should disclose this: A while back, I had an unfortunate exchange on social media with Boy George that ended poorly. Anyway, I am sharing this with you for a reason – more on that later.

Culture Club is on the comeback train with a new song titled “More Than Silence.” The song, the first Culture Club single in fifteen years, serves as an introduction to the forthcoming Culture Club album, Tribes, out early 2015 on the band’s own label Different Man Music via Kobalt Label Services.

It must feel like a daunting task for any band with such an impressive back catalog of songs to come back with something that is worthy of standing alongside their iconic body of work. With “More Than Silence,” Culture Club has nothing to worry about. The song is a dreamy dose of pop goodness with a catchy chorus, strong production and a fantastic vocal performance from Boy George. Though the track does give more than a friendly nod to their early work, it’s hardly a retread. “More Than Silence” is very much firmly grounded in the present.

A great pop song can make you forget your problems, worries, and grudges. It creates a special moment that is just about you and the song. That’s what happened when I heard “More Than Silence” for the first time tonight. All the negativity surrounding my small run in with Boy George vanished. Boy George’s smoky vocal delivery is not only impossible to resist on “More Than Silence,” I think it actually ups the bar a few notches for every pop artist in music today. If they’re smart, other  musicians will sit up and take notice because Culture Club has offered up a shining example of pop music done right.

“More Than Silence,” out now on iTunes, proves that there is still a place in pop music for a cohesive, well-crafted, unapologetic pop song that creates a rich texture of sounds. Well done, Culture Club. I can’t wait to hear more.

Alright, before I even start this post I feel like I should disclose this: A while back, I had an unfortunate exchange on social media with Boy George that ended poorly. Anyway, I am sharing this with you for a reason - more on that later. Culture Club is on the comeback train with a new song titled "More Than Silence." The song, the first Culture Club single in fifteen years, serves as an introduction to the forthcoming Culture Club album, Tribes, out early 2015 on the band’s own label Different Man Music via Kobalt Label Services. It must feel like a…

Review Overview

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Overall Impact

Summary : "More Than Silence" definitely goes into heavy rotation for me. Now let’s hear that new album!

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Fanis Kanakaris says:

great review for a pop legend