V is for….”A View To A Kill” by Duran Duran, because I heard it the other day and thought how modern it sounded. Well, no, modern’s the wrong word, but its bombastic synthchestral stabs, jerky rhythms, et cetera sounded like a primitive Max Martin production. The difference being, of course, that “A View To A Kill” has a much worse tune and might as well have been sung by a trout for all the panache Simon Le Bon brings to the delivery. It’s also blowsy foolishness from a verbals point of view – at least teenage pop doesn’t try to go poetic on us.