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Re: XTC

Postby Moritz » 17 Feb 2018, 21:49

1. English Settlement
2. Oranges and Lemons
3. Drums & Wires
4. Black Sea
5. Skylarking
6. Nonsuch
7. The Big Express
8. Mummer
9. White Music
10. Go 2

I never was into Wasp Star and Apple Venus Voulme 1. Is it a closer look worth?
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Re: XTC

Postby AdvertBreak » 22 Feb 2018, 18:21

Moritz wrote:I never was into Wasp Star and Apple Venus Voulme 1. Is it a closer look worth?


Yes, especially Apple Venus which has been one of my top 20 albums ever for years. Was just playing Easter Theatre actually, probably their best song (except maybe Rook, not sure). What a totally gorgeous masterpiece.
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Re: XTC

Postby Moritz » 22 Feb 2018, 21:59

Allright. I am always a bit critical with the later works of some groups. But at least you can say that Andy is one of the big "forgotten" masters of pop songwriting. So I will give a listen to it.
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Re: XTC

Postby Forever Low Man » 30 Apr 2018, 20:10

ok let me try

1. big express
2. drums and wires
3. english settlement
4. mummer
5. skylarking
6. go 2
7. black sea
8. oranges and lemons
9. white music




10. nonsuch (made it halfway)
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Re: XTC

Postby Moritz » 23 May 2018, 21:54

The No. 1 is interesting. I guess that a lot of people were rather amused with Big Express, and especially with the drum computer sounds of some songs. But 'Wake Up' and 'I Bought Myself A Liarbird' are appreciable tunes.
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Re: XTC

Postby Forever Low Man » 24 May 2018, 03:07

the list looks different now

now D+w IS AT ITS RIGHTFUL #1 SPOT
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Re: XTC

Postby TripleJay97 » 24 May 2018, 18:38

I've been trying to get into them properly for ages, though I've always loved Drums and Wires and a few songs from the later albums.

AdvertBreak's been trying to get me to play Apple Venus in full for years now, maybe it's about time.
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Re: XTC

Postby AdvertBreak » 25 May 2018, 22:47

TripleJay97 wrote:I've been trying to get into them properly for ages, though I've always loved Drums and Wires and a few songs from the later albums.

AdvertBreak's been trying to get me to play Apple Venus in full for years now, maybe it's about time.

Please do <3 It's my third fav album ever I think

Moritz wrote:The No. 1 is interesting. I guess that a lot of people were rather amused with Big Express, and especially with the drum computer sounds of some songs. But 'Wake Up' and 'I Bought Myself A Liarbird' are appreciable tunes.

The Big Express is pretty much almost perfect, I certainly prefer to Skylarking and Drums & Wires. Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her and Train Running Low are also in my top 10 XTC songs. As for people being "rather amused" by it, nah... the press ignored it and XTC fans ate it up. Business as usual in those days.
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Re: XTC

Postby Rubi » 27 May 2018, 22:34

There was a time years ago when I got into Drums & Wires, English Settlement and Skylarking, all of which are very good albums, especially Skylarking.
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