XTC United Kingdom

Aliases: The Dukes Of Stratosphear.

The best album credited to XTC is Skylarking which is ranked number 358 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 5,416.

XTC is ranked number 170 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 13,571.

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XTC - Drums & Wires - CD 1979
Condition: Good
Time left: 4m 11s
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XTC ‎– The Disappointed Aussie Limited Edition CD Single EP 1992 Digipak
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Time left: 11m 27s
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Apple Venus, Vol. 1 by XTC CD 1999 TVT VG+ condition
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XTC best albums

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

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1986
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1982
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1979
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1980
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1,135
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697
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1989
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631
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1992
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1983
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404
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305
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Total albums: 26. 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 best tracks

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Rating: 89 (96 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Drums And Wires)
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Rating: 88 (84 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album English Settlement)
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Rating: 86 (108 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Skylarking)
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Rating: 86 (105 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Skylarking)
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Rating: 86 (41 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Oranges And Lemons)
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Rating: 85 (49 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Black Sea)
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Rating: 85 (42 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Black Sea)
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Rating: 84 (29 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Oranges And Lemons)
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Rating: 84 (93 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Skylarking)
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Rating: 84 (53 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album English Settlement)
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Rating: 83 (20 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Big Express)
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Rating: 83 (38 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Drums And Wires)
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Rating: 83 (19 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Big Express)
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Rating: 83 (39 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Black Sea)
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Rating: 83 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Nonsuch)
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Rating: 83 (41 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Drums And Wires)
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Rating: 83 (37 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Black Sea)
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Rating: 83 (92 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Skylarking)
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Rating: 83 (55 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album English Settlement)

XTC ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 63 votes)
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09/03/2018 09:51 DaVGManiac  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 12289/100

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This artist is rated in the top 2% of artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.3/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 14.9.

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XTC comments

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90/100
From DaVGManiac 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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From paladisiac 01/04/2018 19:11
They remind me of elvis costello. That's a good thing for me.
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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 12/04/2015 16:49
My favorite band, you really can't go wrong with XTC.
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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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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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