5: XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999)
Release Date: 11/09/2017
Location, location, location. Sometimes, a record is vivid enough to make you feel as though you’re in one as you listen. Maybe it can even help you make sense of your physical location, too. For Rob Jones, XTC’s eminently pastoral and Anglocentric 1999 album Apple Venus Volume 1 provided both of those things to him as a Canadian living in England trying to decode his surroundings and his life at the same time. As usual, Rob is joined by co-hosts Graeme Burk and Shannon Dohar who talk about cultural context, ecstatic lyrical imagery, all things British, and literary references that fascinate and confound all at once. Open your ears, if not your Norton Anthologies, and have a listen.