Tag: XTC

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Spotify isn’t the (only) bad guy here…

I’ve got a few bones to pick with Spotify, but “fake artists” isn’t one of them. Since I’ve been critical of Spotify’s business model of…

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“Skylarking” by XTC (No. 1)

I’m not saying that Skylarking is the best album in the history of the universe, but I’m not not saying it either. Certainly it’s the…

Album covers: XT Waxworks and B-Sides

“Waxworks” & “Beeswax” by XTC (No. 31)

Waxworks and Beeswax are a double dose of angular, jumpy, frenetic pop from Swindon’s XTC. This pairing captures the very best of XTC’s early period,…

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“Psonic Psunspot” by Dukes of Stratosphere / XTC (No. 41)

Psonic Psunspot is the best collection of 60s psychedelia ever recorded in the mid-80s. The members of XTC, working under the pseudonym Dukes of Stratosphear…

Album cover: XTC's the Big Express

The Big Express” by XTC (No. 82)

XTC‘s The Big Express pulls into the top 100 station at number 82. Roughly in the middle of the band’s discography, The Big Express successfully…