White Music (studio album) by XTC

White Music by XTC
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 3,948th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 96 votes)
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XTC - XTC : White Music [New CD] Germany - Import
Condition: Brand New

XTC - White Music - Epic Records - Vinyl LP
Condition: Used

XTC : The Big Express CD
Condition: Very Good

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XTC bestography

White Music is ranked 8th best out of 29 albums by XTC on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by XTC is Skylarking which is ranked number 373 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,070.

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White Music track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 96 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 73.1/100, a mean average of 72.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 73.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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From 10/11/2017 21:04
One of my favourite singles bands, it's only relatively recently that I've really started listening to their albums. This is their punk-pop beginnings and its a superb start, although probably not one for the listener who likes their more melodic later offerings.
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