British New-Pop-Wave Heroes XTC Released ‘ENGLISH SETTLEMENT’ Album 40 Years Ago Today

Back in time

12 February 2022

Band: XTC
Who: New pop wave 4-piece from Swindon (UK)
directed by charismatic frontman/songwriter
Andy Partridge (now 68 years old).

Active: 1972-2006
Albums: 14

Anniversary LP: ENGLISH SETTLEMENT – fifth album
Released: 2 February 1982 – 40 years ago today

AllMusic/Chris Woodstra said: “Despite several terrific tracks, English Settlement
seems more a transitional album than anything else, although the textural sound
of the album is quite remarkable, indicating the direction they would take in their
post-touring incarnation.
” Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Singles: Senses Working Overtime / Ball And Chain

– SENSES WORKING OVERTIME –

– BALL AND CHAIN –

Full album on Spotify…

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XTC: All Albums

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