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Astronauts & Heretics

Thomas Dolby

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Customer Reviews

his best work, yet all of it is pretty good

This was a great album to wrap up his career (I'm not counting the minds eye soundtrack, which was a soundtrack)
If you are a fan of his 80's hit 'Blinded me with Science' (From his first album: The Golden Age of Wireless) I think you'll like this album, while at the same time appreciate the higher sound quality. (His first album was great too, but it has the sonic quality of an average late 70's recording. His second album, the flat earth, was a sonic masterpiece - so much so that you'd almost really need a fancy stereo to fully enjoy it. His 3rd album (Aliens ate my Buick) was highly enjoyable, sounded great on a great stereo, but was equally at home in a car stereo or headphones, much like this, his 4th album that's being reviewed here.
While there are a handful of good songs on this album, one of my favorites has to be Cruel - I have no idea who sung it with him, but she's fantastic, the sonic quality of the song is great too - Turn off your lights and give it a listen.

Love this Album

Had it as a cassette now own for my ipod

must listen

gotta check this one out = screaming eddie van halen gittar on eastern block, and a great jerry garcia passage on beauty of a dream

Biography

Born: October 14, 1958 in Cairo, Egypt

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Though he never had many hits, Thomas Dolby became one of the most recognizable figures of the synth pop movement of early-'80s new wave. This was largely due to his skillful marketing. Dolby promoted himself as a kind of mad scientist, an egghead who had successfully harnessed the power of synthesizers and samplers and used them to make catchy pop and light electro-funk. Before he launched a solo career, Dolby had worked as a studio musician, technician, and songwriter; his most notable work as...
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