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Music: Review: Prefab Sprout: Let’s Change The World With Music

25 October 2010 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

The new Prefab Sprout album sounds stubbornly, gloriously out of step with the times, because it’s not “new” at all. After recording the classic Jordan: The Comeback in 1990, Prefab Sprout frontman Paddy McAloon demoed an ambitious concept album linking the history of the world, divine providence, and the healing power of music. The project went uncompleted—largely because the band’s label wasn’t interested—but with McAloon suffering some recent health woes, a concerned friend urged him to start emptying his vaults. And so: Let’s Change The World With Music, a record produced and performed in »

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Doctor Who complete reviews: The Underwater Menace

7 May 2010 10:41 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Prefab Sprout once sang about Looking For Atlantis. Well, all they had to do was check out the Doctor Who archives which unfortunately still has yet to explore the concepts of hot dogs and jumping frogs.

Atlantis or rather its destruction seems to crop up quite a bit in the first 10 years of Doctor Who. Azal bellows at The Master (and presumably everyone else on the planet, taking his foghorn voice into account) to Rrrremember Attttlaaaantisss!!! One season later, The Master’s curiously engineered the destruction of Atlantis by setting an overgrown budgerigar loose. Hmmm, lots of parallel Atlantises I guess.

To add insult to injury, Atlantis was already a goner in the hokey Season Four adventure The Underwater Menace. This was in the days before The Master did his whole “Look into my eyes, Not around the eyes, You’re back in the room” routine. Instead, it’s down »

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