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The Flat Earth ~ Thomas Dolby
The Flat Earth ~ Thomas Dolby
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Bag, 7 Mar 2004
With my original vinyl copy of the Golden Age of Wireless practically worn out, the release day of this album saw me charging down to the record shop with eager anticipation. As I eagerly listened to Mr Dolby's new long-player I was impressed; the thumping bass and journey down the road marked "Funk" had been added to a previously available sense of musical eccentricity.
Over time though I have grown slightly weary and a recent purchase of this album on CD and a refreshing listen has led me to confirm this conclusion. I like the tracks on this album, I like them a lot, but not all at the same time. Maybe I'm fickle but I seem to have gone through phases of liking some of the tunes but… Read more
The Golden Age Of Wireless ~ Thomas Dolby
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pre-Dolby Digital, 13 Jan 2004
I first bought this album when I was a boy on vinyl and then the atmospheric nature of this fine piece of work struck a chord immediately. TD went straight for the eccentric angle and pulled it off with some style and room to spare. Now re-issued with one track missing (Wreck Of The Fairchild) and two new ones added (One Of Our Submarines and She Blinded Me With Science) and the playlist jumbled up a bit very little has distracted this from the promising debut. Airwaves is a towering ballad that used to fade into Radio Silence on the original - and somehow the pops and crackles of the vinyl used to contribute to the listening experience rather than distract - Weightless is an all-time… Read more