You all look like insects
filterite | Dublin, Ireland | 11/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is XTC's first album and it contains the band at their most nervy and manic. The band obviously had a lot of energy to burn and it shows through on this album. This is the first album I've purchased of theirs and it's so infectious that you can't put this album down. I'm Bugged is an obvious highlight as well as The Statue Of Liberty which would have got airplay only if the BBC didn't pick up on the " I sail the winds beneath your skirt " line. Which is unfortunate really as it really deserved more. It's unfortunate this band didn't do better but then.....that's what happens in life!"
This IS Pop,I Think!
Andre' S Grindle | Bangor,ME. | 08/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"XTC didn't start out with any remote idea of aspiring to the very stifling punk classicism of the day.The only relation
'White Music' has to punk is the simple three chord structures.
Otherwise tunes like the catchy "This Is Pop" and the offbeat,
quircky reggae of "All Along The Watchtower" have more relation to not only early British invasion music but to the more abstract musical experiments of American avante rockers.Neither is this in any way typical XTC-in years to come the band would
develope a sound much more melodic and sweet (neither of those
terms ever apply to this music) but the stuttering vocals and
Andy Partirdge's clever humor are more then enough to carry this album.From a guy whose more interested in funk and fusion normally I find this album worth a listen-'White Music' will
definately command your attention.And it's not too loud either!"
This ain't no sleepytime album
Sandy Edwards | Atlanta | 07/16/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remember buying this import LP and hearing it for the first time. It was very different than what was coming out in the USA, with exception to the great underground punk stuff. The songs show the bands whimsical spirit and their awesome talent. This is a very upbeat album, with exception to I'm Bugged, which drives a beat into your cranium. This music is not for everyone, but if you like to walk on the wild side this is for you! The EP adds alone make this a buy for any XTC Fan. Finally, hands down, best rendition of All Along the Watch Tower ever."