Apart from the greatest-hits collection Decade, Big Thing was the lowest-charting Duran Duran album to date, prompting the band to rework its sound for 1990's Liberty. Unfortunately, the group has no idea what direction it wants to pursue. Liberty features everything from disco to guitar rock, adding elements of Motown, Philly soul, and new wave along the way. The stylistic diversity may have worked if the band had material to support it, but nothing on the record matches their best work -- it doesn't even match the finest moments of Big Thing.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine