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Rag & Bone Buffet

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Rag & Bone Buffet

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Geffen
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

For 14 years, XTC and the word quirky have gone together like tea and scones. These art-rock alumni of the new-wave class of ’77 have made a career out of bouncy syncopation, oddly angled melodies, and charmingly idiosyncratic views of life in England. Besides nine marvelous albums (all available on domestic cassettes and CDs) and several collections of singles and remixes, the group has amassed enough leftovers to fill Rag & Bone Buffet, a rarities package with entertaining songs of solid artistic significance. Even the most diligent XTC collector will find some previously unheard gems among the two dozen B sides, alternate mixes, radio sessions, compilation contributions, pseudonymous releases, and other miscellany. A-

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