Drums and Wires

XTC - Drums and Wires
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1979 Ratings: #6
August 17, 1979 / Release Date
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Virgin Records / Label
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KengojiUltamYT
87
These Vocals are the goofiest shit. I really love it.
usedtobe
92
Holy guacamole, this fucking rips, so hard. Wildly eccentric new wave tunes with glorious guitar tones and excellent drumming.
Sinews
100
Punk-Pop. The lyrics as well as instrumentations so deftly weave catchiness and rebellion that you might not even notice one over the other. It's pulls no punches and offers a complex assortment of ideas while somehow synthesizing all of them into a cohesive hole. There is not a blemish on the record.
arsmoriendiou81
95
Highlighting an XTC album is always a difficult task, but when you’re talking post-punk or new wave, there’s really only a couple contenders. XTC have one of the most fascinating career progressions in music. From their highly-energetic, eclectic, punkish new wave of their first album, to the pastoral, acoustic-driven songs found on English Settlement, XTC seem to have something for everybody. Let us not forget XTC’s psychedelic pop masterpiece Skylarking, the incredibly ... read more
CheapandLethal
50
Very uninspiring
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MISC LISTS

#38/Pitchfork (1970s)

Track List

  1. Making Plans for Nigel
  2. Helicopter
  3. Day in Day Out
  4. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
  5. Ten Feet Tall
  6. Roads Girdle the Globe
  7. Real by Reel
  8. Millions
  9. That is the Way
  10. Outside World
  11. Scissor Man
  12. Complicated Game
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