Category Archives: Music Reviews

The Ideal Copy (1987)

After eight years of nothing in the way of new music releases, Wire surprised all with The Ideal Copy. Not only was their sudden return to the limelight unexpected, but the band’s sound had changed.

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154 (1979)

154 is Wire’s third album, in keeping with its pattern of one release per year. Track count is down to 13, though the remastered version from 1994 adds five more songs, only one of the latter not sounding like an experiment in musical stream-of-consciousness.

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Chairs Missing (1978)

Wire’s second album, Chairs Missing, continues the band’s journey into what would later be called “alternative”music. As for the band, they were only following their own muse.

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Wire’s Pink Flag (1977)

Pink Flag The first album release from Wire, Pink Flag heralded the arrival of a band different from the rest, both in style and album format. While many of the songs are a direct nod to punk, the Punk movement had enjoyed its initial day in musical sun by 1977,

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Pretzel Logic (1974)

Steely Dan’s followup to “Countdown To Ecstasy” proves to be even stronger. Having avoided the sophomore slump that is the bane of many artists, the group delivers 11 solid numbers

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