Roads Girdle The Globe
Label: Virgin Records
For this 1979 album, XTC lost founding member Barry Andrews (later to join Shriekback) and gained a second guitarist with Dave Gregory. The result was one of the finest moments of their early years. Including both "Making Plans For Nigel" and "Life Begins At The Hop", this album really shows that XTC were not about to be contained by post-punk minimalism alone.