The Flat Earth

Thomas Dolby

Dolby was one of the most substantial artists to come out of the post-new-wave. He intuitively knew how to imbue synth-driven music with a certain warmth. His programs and beats were, like those of Tears for Fears, a cut above. The Flat Earth is by and large a thoughtful, low-key album, the centerpiece of which is a long, jazzy take on Dan Hicks' "I Scare Myself." "Hyperactive!" wraps the disc up with a blast of hotwired funk-rock.

About The Author

Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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