Feature: A Buyer’s Guide to DEVO

Devo is a band that seems destined to be eternally misunderstood, probably because of multi-faceted elements in the pot. Many adjectives and nouns spring forth  – humorous, novelty, plastic, comedy, but dig beyond the superficial and you’ll find subversive, pioneers, provocateurs, innovators, and let’s not forget entertainers, and if you’ve ever had the pleasure to see Devo live, superb musicians.

It’s hard to cherry-pick albums from their impressive catalogue, because as they themselves said “the beginning was the end”, so it’s at the beginning of studio albums that we must start.

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