Wednesday, April 3 2013
Promisingly, their fourth album boosts aggression, their finest quality, while it tempers the menace of what remain nearly unparalleled presentations of a bold update of venerable '60s sounds on their first albums.
Wednesday, July 28 2010
Whatever he might say to the contrary, Jim Moray has married into folk music. His excellent albums represent a series of innovatively renewed vows.
Tuesday, April 7 2009
Friday, June 8 2007
Wednesday, April 18 2007
Now, as middle age meanders across Partridge's considered cult career, it's obvious he's looking for another, more solemn outlet for his talent.
Friday, October 27 2006
Having worked for years in a hinterland between obscurity and popularity, Andy Partridge has finally hit the fulcrum as he's gained his artistic freedom, and recognition of his band XTC's influence on pop history has suddenly blossomed.
Thursday, February 20 2003
So, as an album, Skylarking is beautiful and whole and just shy of perfection enough that it doesn’t come off as too clean.
Tuesday, February 11 2003
For fans of Andy Partridge and his music, these first two Fuzzy Warbles are a wonderful way to pass the time until the next official XTC release.
Sunday, May 5 2002
Cult status or no, XTC’s raw deal at the hands of Virgin Records is slightly rectified herein, and helps repair a rift of under-representation that spanned decades and resulted in a bruising industry battle.