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XTC: Drums And Wires: The Surround Sound Series

Album Review

Third album gets fully expanded.

Their first album after the departure of keyboardist Barry Andrews and arrival of guitarist Dave Gregory, Drums And Wires was a transitional release for XTC, marking their progression from nervy new wavers to the contradictory position of pre-eminent post-punk classicists. This was where Swindon’s Fab Four established a reputation for experimentation while also confirming their mastery of conventional songcraft.

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