Re: Which would you say is the better band
Both bands had great writing and arranging. And fine musicians.
Squeeze had one fine singer, and a guy that is truly one of the best white soul singers, ever (Paul Carrack).
XTC had truly one of the most inventive guitarists in Andy Partridge. Also there's Dear God, outdoing several album's worth of Ian Anderson snark and spit in a single track.
Love 'em both, but I have more XTC ellpees. To me it's a little bit oranges and avocados.XTC
But: I really don't compare that much. I like this, and I like that. I'm not Simon Cowell and neither are you