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A Map of the Floating City

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Download links and information about A Map of the Floating City by Thomas Dolby. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 52:33 minutes.

Artist: Thomas Dolby
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 52:33
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Nothing New Under the Sun 4:34
2. Spice Train 5:08
3. Evil Twin Brother (feat. Regina Spektor) 5:25
4. A Jealous Thing Called Love 4:27
5. Road to Reno 3:59
6. The Toad Lickers (feat. Imogen Heap) 4:24
7. 17 Hills (feat. Mark Knopfler & Natalie MacMaster) 7:41
8. Love Is a Loaded Pistol 2:57
9. Oceanea (feat. Eddi Reader) 4:27
10. Simone 5:55
11. To the Lifeboats 3:36

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Nearly 20 years since his last album, 1992’s Astronauts & Heretics, Thomas Dolby releases a concept album about a repressive society in the ‘40s “that might have existed had WWII turned out a lot differently,” according to Dolby. His pioneering work as a synth-pop artist in the ‘80s and as a much-heralded producer are to his advantage as he clearly understands how to assemble sound pieces that are gloriously avant-garde yet fascinating and accessible. “Spice Train” sounds like a computer program overloading. “Evil Twin Brother,” featuring Regina Spektor, is an arresting piece of spy-movie cabaret. “Nothing New Under the Sun” pulses with the same sense of purpose that Dolby once gave the work of Prefab Sprout. “A Jealous Thing Called Love” is a space-age reggae. “17 Hills,” with Mark Knopfler and fiddler Natalie MacMaster, is soothingly conventional singer/songwriter fare. “The Toad Lickers,” with Imogen Heap, samples bluegrass. “Love Is a Loaded Pistol” heads to the back of the piano bar. “To the Lifeboats” features a classic sound that works from a whisper to a scream.