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5.0 out of 5 stars XTC - Under rated genius!, 7 Oct. 2005
This review is from: Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 1992 (Audio CD)
When you mention XTC to the casual member of the public, they'll probably tell you they were one hit wonders, or that they remember 2 songs at best.
These are probably 'Making Plans For Nigel' or 'Senses Working Overtime'. They only hit no 10 and 17 respectively, yet were XTCs biggest hits in the UK. A real shame.
Anyway, most people looking to buy anything by XTC are greater informed of their skills and great music. This CD covers everything from their beginnings, right up until 'Nonsuch'. All singles released from 1977-1992 are included, though only 7 made the top 40.
There's no duff material here, but personally the jewel in this crown is 'The Disappointed', a song for the disenfranchised, which very nearly won a Ivor Novello award. It's easily their best ever song in my eyes.....and yet again it was a chart flop at number 33.
The mere fact that the crash test dummies (remember them?) can have a hit with a straight clone of 'The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead' says it all really. XTC were never fashionable, nor did they ever have great success, yet they still kept making great music for 15 years. Buy this album, some of the best money you could ever spend. There's no band more deserving of record sales than XTC.
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