Oranges And Lemons

(Virgin) Used 3x3-inch CD $12.00

In this detail-rich opus from 1989, Andy Partridge and company loosen themselves up; as the cover implies, they were going to be gaudy and colorful and nobody was going to stop them. Oranges & Lemons lets everything hang out and boasts one of the band’s best songs (“Mayor Of Simpleton,” about as good as pop music can get), while “Chalkhills And Children” realizes Partridge’s lifelong dream of writing a timeless “Good Vibrations” of his own.