Wire - Change Becomes Us (I'm really digging their new one--a bit of Pink Flag, a bit of 154, a little of everything)
Awaiting my copy - I ordered one of the bundles via pinkflag.com, which includes the spec. ed. disc, the new Wire book, & t-shirt. Hopefully sometime over the next week, but intl postage being what it is, who knows...
However, been playing the hell out of lately, and re-investigating, as it were, Object 47
, their disc of a few years back. Like most Wire albums, it revealed its many sonic delicacies thanks to repeated listening. "Mekon Headman" & "Are You Ready" particularly are two of the finest drops
Wire's produced in the 00s ("One of Us", too). Lyrically, the wordplay of Newman & Lewis is unparalleled in rock - simply brilliant. Looking forward to their show in NYC in July.
Though I prefer the more experimental (ne้ electronic) approaches of their post 80s phase(s), I've been a major Wire enthusiast since Pink Flag
, in addition to owning all the members's solo albums, plus adjunct projects & labels (Dome, Duet Emmo, HALO, He Said, He Said Omala, Newman's Swim label releases, etc.). And let's not forget the significantly
underrated masterpiece of electronica that was the lone Wir album The First Letter
, which even devotees of the band seem to either ignore or dismiss (to their disadvantage, I might add).
Personally, I've felt the boys capable of very few bum notes throughout a large catalog & across decades of recalibration & reinvention. As you might deduce, they're pretty big in my book. Any other forum denizens other than Forrest of a similar persuasion?