Tag: XTC

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #49: Hot Dog, Jumping Frog, Albuquerque — Royals, Volume I

I thought there would be tons of songs about princesses. I had maybe four....

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #39: The Devil Take Your Stereo — “(This) and (That)” Songs, Vol. I

I am not afraid to admit that the themed shows are better because my friends' song suggestions are better than mine. ...


Popdose Playlist: January 29, 2018

Good day, Monday morning quarterbacks! Once upon a time, long ago (well, not THAT long ago), Popdose had the Friday Mixtape feature, a...

Music, What's THAT Supposed to Mean?

What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: XTC, “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead”

In an era full of quirky bands, XTC may have been the quirkiest. Their debut album featured primary singer/songwriter Andy Partridge...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape Holiday Edition: December 23, 2016

We promised you stuff, right?...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Song Premiere: The Monkees, “You Bring the Summer”

And as quickly as we premiered “She Makes Me Laugh”, here now is another brand new track from The Monkees’ forthcoming...

Music, Popdose Giveaway

Popdose Giveaway: Pugwash’s “Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)” On Ruby Red Vinyl!

Enter to win Pugwash's “Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)” on ruby red vinyl!...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Pugwash, “Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)”

Pugwash is a band that jumped in the time machine in 1969 and, fortunately for us, arrived right on time now....

CD Reviews, Music

2014 Music Wrap-Up, Lest We Forget

Before this year closes, here are some more releases we should talk about......



I can remember that icy and wet Saturday in late February, 1982 as my friends and I made our way into the city on our usual Saturday record...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: XTC, “Skylarking” (Corrected Polarity Edition)

Andy Partridge thought XTC's breakout album never sounded right. Now it does....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Dw. Dunphy On… My Seven Favorite Albums of 2013, With Honorable Mentions

Dw Dunphy provides seven and two for you from 2013. None of them are Yeezus....

Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: Susanna Hoffs

Susanna Hoffs drops by the Popdose lounge to talk about the latest Under The Covers album, her ongoing collaboration with Matthew Sweet....

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Colin Moulding XTC Songs

Let's take a look back at the 10 finest moments from XTC's catalog as written by Colin Moulding....

Led Zeppelin O2 Arena reunion

Music, Popdose Lists

The Top 8 Reunions I’ll Never See Because the World Is Ending

You can't say these eight bands didn't have their chance to do it one last time before the world came to an end....

Music, Popdose Flashback '82

Popdose Flashback ’82: XTC, “English Settlement”

30 years ago, XTC seemed poised for their commercial breakthrough. Appearances were deceiving....


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 2/4/11 — In Love At Last

Chris Holmes offers a selection of songs that helped him fall in love with some of his now-favorite artists, such as Randy Newman, Wilco,...


Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Penultimate Songs

We're such geeks that we even think about albums with great second-to-last songs....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 58

The next to last week of Bottom Feeders features the most eclectic artist in the series. This week it's the letters X and Y from the...


Music, Popdose, The Weekly Mixtape

Way Out Wednesday Mixtape Special: Do I Have to Spell It Out?

Way Out Wednesday returns for a spell with a mixtape of songs commemorating the Scripps National Spelling Bee!...

Be Bop Deluxe

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Be Bop Deluxe

Chris Holmes provides an overview of '70s rock band Be Bop Deluxe. Led by guitarist extraordinaire Bill Nelson, Be Bop Deluxe produced...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 12/24/10 (Medskermas)

Merry Christmas, Popdose Nation. God knows you’ve earned this. AC/DC – Mistress For Christmas Band Aid – Do They Know...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 10/15/10

The Popdose staff curates this mix to be a companion through the headlong rush to the winter solstice....


50Prog50, Music

50Prog50: The Best Prog Albums, Part Two

The second installment of Dw. Dunphy's countdown includes three-lettered prog legends like Yes, ELP, and...XTC?...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/2/10

This week's Friday Mixtape features tracks from Catherine Wheel, Trashcan Sinatras, Matthew Sweet and many more!...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 101

Since I don’t like to combine letters in this series, today’s post covering the letter X is, well, tiny. Sorry, no X-Japan, Xavion,...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “A Few of My Favorite Songs”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Last year, the Popdose staffers compiled their favorite songs of all time.  We were asked to submit 100 songs...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: All Souls Edition, 10/30/09

Welcome back. Are you feeling comfortable? Good. Right about now, you’re sitting casually in your seat, perhaps in a chair staring at...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six Six Six (’09)

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Last year, I was feeling all boo hoo about the fact that no one, and I mean no one comes to our house on...