One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Monday, November 14, 2005

This Is Pop*

XTC's Andy Partridge

I have been listening obsessively to two XTC albums this past week: Skylarking and English Settlement. Occasionally, I slip in Black Sea as well. I have no new pop albums, and I have burned out everything else, so I've been rumaging through boxes of these contraptions called "Cassette Tapes." I don't know why I'm going through this '80s nostaglia; maybe it was seeing Luc Tuymans' show. In any case, I feel that XTC's albums have held up exceptionally well over the past 20 years.
*This is a title of one of XTC's songs from the White Music album, which actually sounds very dated.
(Image via Chalkhills)