Editors’ Notes After four albums of skittish and meticulous New Wave pop, Andy Partridge pushed his band to create English Settlement, their first double album. It is an exceptionally ripe collection of ideas: one moment a jittery anti-violence chant (“Melt the Guns”), the next a double-speed pastoral skank (“English Roundabout”). He also toned down some of their trademark dissonance for chiming ’60s guitars, particularly on the stunning single “Senses Working Overtime”—a song about his impending nervous breakdown—and the unsettlingly sweet warning shot “All of a Sudden (It’s Too Late).”

SONG
Runaways
1
4:34
 
Ball and Chain
2
4:32
 
Senses Working Overtime
3
4:50
 
Jason and the Argonauts
4
6:07
 
No Thugs in Our House
5
5:09
 
Yacht Dance
6
3:56
 
All of a Sudden (It's Too Late)
7
5:21
 
Melt the Guns
8
6:34
 
Leisure
9
5:02
 
Its Nearly Africa
10
3:55
 
Knuckle Down
11
4:28
 
Fly On the Wall
12
3:19
 
Down in the Cockpit
13
5:27
 
English Roundabout
14
3:59
 
Snowman
15
5:03
 

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