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20 Music Videos of the '80s That Have Aged Well

In this second installment of the retrospective of music videos from the 1980s, we focus on 20 promos that have, remarkably, stood the test of time.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 1: 100 - 81

The best punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, underground, modern rock, goth, industrial, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, and indie rock of the '80s.

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Moogfest 2012: 27-28 October 2012 - Asheville, NC

Clearly, the music was the big draw, with five venues offering choices from DJ sets to chamber pop-acoustic performances. Even an impending hurricane coming up the coast could not dampen the spirits of the Halloween revelers.

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Thomas Dolby: 11 April 2012 - Seattle

It was a delight, then, to see Dolby at work --- even with a vastly compacted, stripped down setup compared to the synthesizer banks of yesterday.

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Thomas Dolby: 10-11 October 2011 - Seattle + Redmond, WA

Thomas Dolby is fond of hats. After a seven-city multimedia tour of the U.S. in October, the '80s icon can add one more to his crowded closet.

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Thomas Dolby: A Map of the Floating City

After a two-decade absence, Thomas Dolby emerges with what may be the album of his career.

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A Synth Pioneer Returns: An Interview with Thomas Dolby

PopMatters caught up with Dolby by phone as he prepared to depart England for a seven-city solo "lecture tour" of America. Using visuals, he'll be speaking about his experiences with the game, providing some background on the new record, and performing some of his new compositions.

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Best of the Test (volume 2): Al Stewart, The Only Ones, Thomas Dolby, Prefab Sprout

The second installment in my look at some of the most memorable performances from the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test television program.

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20 Questions: Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby's electronic impulses are fed by neurological brainstorms generated by the likes of Oliver Sacks and the artists and scientists of TED. PopMatters' 20 Questions gets a zap from Dolby's electrifying fingertips.

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Prefab Sprout: Steve McQueen

Remastered by original producer Thomas Dolby, this 1985 sophisti-pop album remains a classic.


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