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Upsy Daisy Assortment (1997)

For the uninitiated, Upsy Daisy Assortment is a solid introduction to XTC (though the songs thrive best in each album's story-structure), but the compilation will probably feel weightier to those who remember when the band's mixture of cynical, biting lyrics and effervescent tunes was a relatively new concept. Musically, Upsy Daisy Assortment is pop, with styles ranging from stripped-down ooh-ah-ing '50s bubblegum in "Life Begins at the Hop," to the more jarring, jangly, quirky rock-pop of "Making Plans for Nigel," to Beatles-esque ballads like "The Mayor of Simpleton." But it's XTC's lyrics about class, politics, social restrictions, and the plight of the working class that make them seem like a punk band, even when they're at their sappiest. Andy Partridge's lyrics about an upwardly-mobile neighbor drunkenly retching over the undoubtedly white-picket fence a few hours before church ("Respectable Street"), crooned above sparkling melodies, seem so wrong that they're absolutely perfect. --Megan O. Steintrager

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