Picks and Pans Review: Cosmic Thing

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

The B-52's

When they came out with their breakthrough single, "Rock Lobster," a decade ago, this Georgia band had all the earmarks of a one-hit wonder: quirky, playful, loose. Now the B-52's are flying high again, making themselves most visible—and listen-able—with this intoxicating collection, on which surf music meets psychedelia. The album seemed to come out of some kind of universe parallel to the one that pop music usually inhabits. But however exotic its origins, it made us want to get up and dance ourselves silly.

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