The Big Express (studio album) by XTC

The Big Express by XTC
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 4,782nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 85 votes)
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XTC - The Big Express (2014 EU Sealed CD)
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XTC bestography

The Big Express is ranked 10th best out of 30 albums by XTC on

The best album by XTC is Skylarking which is ranked number 374 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,895.

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From 07/21/2019 20:28
Nice songs (as always) but so chronically over-produced it hurts my ears.
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From 01/30/2018 22:17
I do like the more industrial sound of this album but find it a little more up and down than most of their albums. Because of that although I score it the same as Mummer I position it lower.
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From 03/27/2017 23:12
Somehow The Big Express is ranked here as the single worst XTC album. That's just crazy! Every song is great, especially the shining career-wide highlight I Remember The Sun which never fails to leave me breathless.
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From 03/29/2013 22:59
I'm surprised The Big Express doesn't get more love here. Seems like everyone loves Skylarking, but I personally prefer The Big Express.
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