English Settlement (studio album) by XTC

English Settlement by XTC
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 1,001st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 340 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1982 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (155th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,001st)
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XTC bestography

English Settlement is ranked 2nd best out of 30 albums by XTC on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by XTC is Skylarking which is ranked number 364 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,928.

XTC album bestography « Higher ranked (364th) This album (1,001st) Lower ranked (1,146th) »
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English Settlement track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 82 (69 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 340 votes)
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06/17/2024 21:26 Hyggevinyl  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,05873/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.0/100, a mean average of 77.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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70/100
From 09/16/2022 13:21
Nice album, the first couple of tracks are really exciting and then it goes downhill for me.
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80/100
From 08/05/2021 03:37
Bit topheavy. Has good singles but overall isn’t super great.
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85/100
From 07/04/2018 19:28
XTC sing about Brexit.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 01/29/2018 14:57
I like it, but it isn't one of my favourite XTC albums. I still score it a good 80, but I feel there are three or four tracks that don't seem to be of their normal standard. Having said that even with them removed I don't think it would be scoring any higher as a single album (rather than a double).
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100/100
From 03/04/2017 05:07
An album I have no hesitancy rating a "100". Good job, guys. You earned it.
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95/100
From 01/12/2017 12:58
English Settlement marked the end of an era for XTC. It was the last album they ever performed live and the last to feature long time drummer Terry Chambers. It was here that the band began their slow metamorphosis from Frankenstein Punk to Pastoral Pop. This oncoming identity crisis coupled with extreme recording restriction (26 songs in a mere 28 days!) resulted in a chaotic and oddly vulnerable record. Not every song is a winner, and the production is noticeably less polished than other efforts, but there's a certain magic about English Settlement and tracks like Senses Working Overtime, Knuckle Down and Yacht Dance remain some of the highlights of the bands career.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 10/27/2016 05:29
This is an album that can really grow on you if you let it. The songs are catchy as hell and have the tendency to not leave your head after a while. Definitely my favorite XTC album that I've listened to so far.
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80/100
From 05/20/2016 03:33
What is timtooky even talking about?
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85/100
From 05/30/2015 03:02
Solid release. Maybe my favorite XTC album.
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100/100
From 01/04/2015 21:41
Exemplifies, more than any other XTC album, why I sometimes describe them as the band the Beatles would have been if they'd had to challenge themselves to expand the range of pop music beyond the range already established, before them, by the Beatles. Dense, layered, fussy, but exuberant songs as spiky and nerd-punk as "No Thugs in Our House", as whimsically twerpy as "Down in the Cockpit", as African and anthemic as "Melt the Guns", as prettily angular as "All of a Sudden", as gently haunting as "Runaway", as warped, subtle, and medieval as "Senses Working Overtime", and, when the chorus hits, as overflowing with perfect joy as "Senses Working Overtime".
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