Look At My Records! Essentials: XTC

If you’re interested in getting acquainted with one of the most underrated bands in the history of music, Tom’s playlist is a great place to start!


Of all the groups to emerge out of the United Kingdom in the late 1970s, XTC remains one of the most influential, as their impact continues to be felt among a new generation of songwriters. Though the band never quite achieved significant mainstream success, they enjoy underground cult status amongst diehard fans across the globe. Tom considers himself one of these XTC fanatics, having poured over each and every one of their LPs, singles, and EPs over the course of his life. Check out this playlist to hear what Tom considers XTC’s most essential songs.