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XTC United Kingdom 

See also: The Dukes Of Stratosphear.

The best album by XTC is Skylarking which is ranked number 390 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 5,825.

XTC is ranked number 188 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 14,539.

Members who like this artist also like: Talking Heads, The Clash and Joy Division.

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XTC best albums

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

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:5,825
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:390
Average Rating:  80/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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2.

English SettlementUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1982Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1982:17Rank Score:2,082
Rank in 1980s160Overall Rank:997
Average Rating:  79/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.

Drums And WiresUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1979:22Rank Score:1,797
Rank in 1970s253Overall Rank:1,138
Average Rating:  78/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Black SeaUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1980:42Rank Score:998
Rank in 1980s300Overall Rank:1,846
Average Rating:  78/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Apple Venus Volume 1United Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1999Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1999:43Rank Score:858
Rank in 1990s445Overall Rank:2,093
Average Rating:  76/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Oranges And LemonsUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1989Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1989:32Rank Score:785
Rank in 1980s361Overall Rank:2,250
Average Rating:  76/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

NonsuchUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1992Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1992:59Rank Score:560
Rank in 1990s587Overall Rank:2,922
Average Rating:  76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

MummerUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1983Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1983:63Rank Score:362
Rank in 1980s655Overall Rank:4,097
Average Rating:  75/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Chips From The Chocolate Fireball
Compilation
United Kingdom The Dukes Of Stratosphear
Year of Release:1987Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1987:73Rank Score:294
Rank in 1980s774Overall Rank:4,809
Average Rating:  78/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

25 O'ClockUnited Kingdom The Dukes Of Stratosphear
Year of Release:1985Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1985:86Rank Score:200
Rank in 1980s1,022Overall Rank:6,480
Average Rating:  75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Overall band rank: 188

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 best tracks

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1.Making Plans For Nigel
(from the album Drums And Wires)
 88/100 (56 votes)
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2.Senses Working Overtime
(from the album English Settlement)
 87/100 (43 votes)
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3.Generals And Majors
(from the album Black Sea)
 86/100 (24 votes)
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4.Summer's Cauldron
(from the album Skylarking)
 86/100 (61 votes)
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5.Mayor Of Simpleton
(from the album Oranges And Lemons)
 86/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Respectable Street
(from the album Black Sea)
 85/100 (21 votes)
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7.Grass
(from the album Skylarking)
 85/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.King For A Day
(from the album Oranges And Lemons)
 84/100 (19 votes)
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9.Earn Enough For Us
(from the album Skylarking)
 84/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Sgt. Rock (Going To Help Me)
(from the album Black Sea)
 83/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.No Thugs In Our House
(from the album English Settlement)
 83/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.That's Really Super, Supergirl
(from the album Skylarking)
 83/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.All You Pretty Girls
(from the album The Big Express)
 83/100 (13 votes)
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14.1000 Umbrellas
(from the album Skylarking)
 83/100 (60 votes)
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15.The Meeting Place
(from the album Skylarking)
 82/100 (63 votes)
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16.Complicated Game
(from the album Drums And Wires)
 82/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Season Cycle
(from the album Skylarking)
 82/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Wake Up
(from the album The Big Express)
 82/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Towers Of London
(from the album Black Sea)
 82/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Ball And Chain
(from the album English Settlement)
 82/100 (26 votes)
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XTC ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 52 votes)
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70/100
06/11/2017 03:34
74/100
 
80/100
06/08/2017 22:13
80/100
 
75/100
05/22/2017 19:56
81/100
 
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80/100
 
100/100
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XTC comments

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From TheHutts 12/22/2016 17:37
No Rag and Bone Buffet?
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From kickerofelves 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 JCB79 12/04/2015 16:49
My favorite band, you really can't go wrong with XTC.
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Rating:  
95/100
From Ottokar 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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From DoomFace 06/20/2014 14:46
XTC are criminally overlooked and underrated, and they are SO good. it's crazy - go swindon!
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85/100
From Fedfan 10/20/2012 21:05
one of the most underrated bands ever !
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95/100
From Captain_Dude 07/05/2011 17:35
Amazing group. XTC can very well sit on the shoulders of giants like the Beatles and the Stones. Lots of groups can put out great songs...this group put out great ALBUMS.
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