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English Settlement

XTC - English Settlement
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 38 ratings
1982 Ratings: #9
February 12, 1982 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin / Label
Hugh Padgham, XTC / Producer
New Wave / Genres
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Your Review
This is a pretty fun, catchy album with a few standout tracks, but isn't exactly mind-blowing or hyper-original.

Favorite track: It's Nearly Africa
This 'UK only' double album can be a slog. Seek ye the worldwide 10 track version for a concise and spikey new wave experience.
While they retain their bright craftsmanship, they make a serious step inwards, facing with exemplary maturity the creation of a sophisticated, pop song.
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#46/Pitchfork (1980s)

Track List

  1. Runaways
  2. Ball and Chain
  3. Senses Working Overtime
  4. Jason and the Argonauts
  5. No Thugs in Our House
  6. Yacht Dance
  7. All of a Sudden (It's Too Late)
  8. Melt the Guns
  9. Leisure
  10. It's Nearly Africa
  11. Knuckle Down
  12. Fly on the Wall
  13. Down in the Cockpit
  14. English Roundabout
  15. Snowman
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Added on: April 14, 2013