XTC United Kingdom

Aliases: The Dukes Of Stratosphear.

The best album credited to XTC is Skylarking which is ranked number 364 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 4,928.

XTC is ranked number 167 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 13,927.

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Tested: XTC – Skylarking - 1986 Pop Rock LP
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XTC Skylarking Vinyl LP 1986 Geffen Records GHS 24117 Allied Pressing Reissue
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XTC - White Music - 200gm Vinyl [New Vinyl LP] Sealed, Corners Slightly Damaged
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XTC best albums

The following albums by XTC are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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Year of Release:
1986
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4,928
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1982
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1,784
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1980
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1979
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1992
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838
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1999
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750
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1989
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606
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1978
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387
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1983
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326
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1984
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299
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Total albums: 30. Page 1 of 3

This may not be a complete discography for XTC.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

XTC bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 3 0%
1980s 13 0%
1990s 9 0%
2000s 5 0%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 20 67%
Yes 10 33%
Live? Albums %
No 29 97%
Yes 1 3%

XTC best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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1.
Rating: 89 (124 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 88 (108 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album English Settlement)
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Rating: 87 (77 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Black Sea)
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Rating: 86 (68 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Black Sea)
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Rating: 86 (54 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Oranges & Lemons)
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Rating: 86 (141 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Skylarking)
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Rating: 86 (140 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Skylarking)
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Rating: 86 (44 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Oranges & Lemons)
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Rating: 85 (46 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Nonsuch)
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Rating: 85 (29 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Big Express)
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Rating: 85 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Nonsuch)
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Rating: 85 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Big Express)
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Rating: 84 (61 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Black Sea)
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Rating: 84 (64 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Black Sea)
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Rating: 84 (123 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Skylarking)
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Rating: 84 (58 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Drums And Wires)
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Rating: 84 (77 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album English Settlement)
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Rating: 84 (60 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Drums And Wires)
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Rating: 84 (73 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album English Settlement)
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Rating: 84 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Nonsuch)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

XTC ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 80 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 80.9/100, a mean average of 80.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 17.0.

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XTC comments

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70/100
From 02/28/2024 18:02
It's amazing how a band can be like wine. Apple Venus 1 maybe it's one of the finest albums in the history of music.
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From 11/13/2023 15:52
Одна из любимых групп на века. Очень недооцененны в свое время и сейчас прекрасно звучат.
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From 05/30/2021 14:10
My two favourite albums by XTC are Black Sea (from 1980) and Apple Venus (from 1999). To the uninitiated these two albums sound like two very different bands. That's your first clue that the musical genius here is mind-boggling. To call them a new wave band is liking calling the Beatles a Mersey Beat band... This band suffered more than almost any other from the anti-British sentiment in the USA which reared it's ugly head in the 80s, and therefore they are criminally underappreciated there. If you don't know them, listen to Apple Venus first, then Black Sea, then Skylarking as a bridge between the two. This is a top notch modern rock band.
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85/100
From 05/13/2021 12:56
Really strong early new wave artist....not enough people know them, like Marillion...
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90/100
From 09/03/2018 09:51
Just when I thought that there couldn't be any more underappreciated artists, this band stumbled upon my radar. Filled with cheerful, catchy tunes, their earlier records sound more like The Clash (Black Sea, Drums and Wires), while the newer ones sound more like The Beach Boys (Apple Venus Volume 1). Even though the discography isn't strong enough for me in order to give them a higher score, the top 5 albums are essential in every music collection.
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65/100
From 01/04/2018 19:11
They remind me of elvis costello. That's a good thing for me.
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From 12/22/2016 17:37
No Rag and Bone Buffet?
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From 08/11/2016 18:45
For anyone new to XTC I would recommend listening to a couple of their albums before deciding if you like them or not (or go for the singles collection Fossil Fuel.) The early stuff is MASSIVELY different to the later stuff. I think most people start with Skylarking but the first one I heard was Drums and Wires, and it's still my favorite.
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From 12/04/2015 16:49
My favorite band, you really can't go wrong with XTC.
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From 08/03/2014 10:08
What a band! For 15 years each album was better than the last - I can't think of any other band where I would say that.
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