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Prefab Sprout’s lost Steve McQueen was a perfect slice of synth-pop heaven

Prefab Sprout’s lost Steve McQueen was a perfect slice of synth-pop heaven

‘Steve McQueen,’ released this month in 1985, should’ve hurtled Prefab Sprout to fame in MTV-era America. Instead, they remained curiously anonymous.

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Dog Eat Dog (1985)

I mentioned last week in my look back at Joni Mitchell’s Wild Things Run Fast that it was her first album for Geffen Records — and one which left a major impact on me.

The Friday Morning Listen: Thomas Dolby – The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)

A couple of mornings ago, me and one of my music nerd friends were having a good chuckle over the results of a recent scientific study, the distillation of which was published online at The Economist.

Synth-pop pioneer Thomas Dolby announces U.S. tour; check out our two-part interview

Thomas Dolby is set to embark on a 26-date North American tour this March — with a rather unusual vehicle in tow: A time capsule.

Best of September 2011: Reader picks include Lindsey Buckingham, Thomas Dolby and Rockpile

Here’s a look back at the Top 10 stories from last month on SomethingElseReviews.com, based on page views from our readers.

The Friday Morning Listen: Thomas Dolby – The Flat Earth (1984)

I like this idea: that on any given evening there’s a decent chance that there’s a man on the eastern coast of England, sitting in the wheelhouse of his refurbished 1930’s era lifeboat

Thomas Dolby on ‘She Blinded Me With Science,’ ‘Hyperactive,’ others: Gimme Five

Even as Thomas Dolby got set to release A Map of the Floating City, his first album of new music in almost 20 years, his sound somehow remained both associated with the MTV era, and almost completely unbound by it. “If you’re right,” Dolby tells us, “it’s because everything is built from the song’s foundation. It tended to be theRead More

Something Else! Interview: Synth-pop pioneer Thomas Dolby

Forever associated with “She Blinded Me With Science,” Thomas Dolby quickly moved well outside of that MTV-era hit’s new wave experimentation.

Best of August 2011: Reader picks include Sly Stone, Adrian Belew and Zigaboo Modeliste

Here’s a look back at the Top 10 stories from last month on SomethingElseReviews.com, based on page views from our readers.

One Track Mind: Thomas Dolby, "Oceanea" (2011)

He’s not the guy from the famous video anymore. Nobody’s shouting “Science!” on Thomas Dolby’s latest work, this trickling, crystalline ride through a melancholic memory.

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