XTC - Black Sea [Remastered] + Bonus Tracks 
Hello my friends. So here we are, no more Bowie BBC sessions.
It is with a heavy heart and a pessimistic outlook I bring you today's offering, requested by some idiot: XTC.
Now I must admit: I was actually worrying earlier(as I watched series 2 of 24..Great isn't it?) that I would not be able to write anything about this unclassifiable band.
The problem I have is this -Usually when I hear some music there is a reaction. This can be one of many human emotions or feelings of relaxation, stress release, humour, anger, melancholy, contempt, elevation, positivity, negativity etc etc.
You get the idea right.
When I listen to them I get...
...A void is created in my psyche.
I feel absolutely nothing. It's almost as if they are so lacking in any kind of inspiring effects on the mind that this is manifested in me via a complete non-reaction!
So there you have it. I tried to figure out a way of reviewing this drab band. Believe me I wanted to. There is nothing I can say about them. They have made me realise that there is music out there that can stop you in your tracks without it actually being any good.
If you want to know about the band in general..Well they sound like a drum machine coming from a casio keyboard. They range between a kind of 'mod' sound through to a ska/reggae sound which occasionally reminds me of UB40, in a negative way I might add. They use electric guitars to abusive levels without conveying any kind of expression or emotion. That is it. They are emotion-less.
Making fucking plans for nigel: Everyone will agree it is an irritating and stupid song. Well folks let that one song be your guide to the complete discography of XTC.
They are, in basic terms -shit.
Now. If anyone wants to request something I can at least love or hate. It would make for a more interesting day tomorrow around here.
I will not even recommend you download this one!
Well ok then, see how dull it is for yourself...You might even like it!