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So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 10 Oct 2008, 4:16pm
by IkarisOne
And am I correct in assuming this is Chairs Missing meets A Bell is A Cup?

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 10 Oct 2008, 4:56pm
by Dr. Medulla
IkarisOne wrote:And am I correct in assuming this is Chairs Missing meets A Bell is A Cup?
ABiaC is the closest reference; no Chairs Missing, tho. My quickest synopsis would be ABiaC with better production, more natural and fuller sounding. With Bruce Gilbert's departure, the new emphasis is on Graham Lewis bass and Robert Grey's drums. I'm so-so on the results, but that's mostly because I'm a fan of the noise that Gilbert brought to the band. The live versions of the new material are a lot noisier and, imo, fun. It's still worth getting, but it's not the kind of thing that will inspire others to wanna be like Wire.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 10 Oct 2008, 5:13pm
by arsebundren77
All in all, I think Object 47 is pretty good but I haven't exactly been playing the proverbial shit out of it. Like Dr. Med says, it's a very clean sounding album that would probably benefit from a bit more noise but, hey, it's Wire and it's 2008 so I'm not really complaining. Lyrically, though, it's very ABiaC... mostly free association nonsense, but I mean that in the best way possible.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 10 Oct 2008, 5:20pm
by Dirty Harry
One Of Us Is my favourite of the new album.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 10 Oct 2008, 5:27pm
by Dr. Medulla
Dirty Harry wrote:One Of Us Is my favourite of the new album.
Easily the most poppy and listener friendly track. "All Fours" has my vote for my favourite on the album—decent amount of noise to it.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 10 Oct 2008, 11:42pm
by IkarisOne
I'm liking it. And I'm sticking to my Chairs Missing/Bell is a Cup hybrid analogy. Hearing some Beatles influence here and there.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008, 10:48am
by Dr. Medulla
If you like Object 47 and Read & Burn 3, you'd probably like Colin and his wife Malka's group Githead.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008, 11:22am
by nigeyb
arsebundren77 wrote:All in all, I think Object 47 is pretty good but I haven't exactly been playing the proverbial shit out of it. Like Dr. Med says, it's a very clean sounding album that would probably benefit from a bit more noise but, hey, it's Wire and it's 2008 so I'm not really complaining. Lyrically, though, it's very ABiaC... mostly free association nonsense, but I mean that in the best way possible.
I think that's a good assessment.

I loved 'Send'.

'Object 47' has made very little impression on me. Shame. They are capable of much more.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008, 11:51am
by Flex
I'm not quite the Wire fan Hooky is, but I've heard highlights and have some albums. I liked Object 47 but it's not exactly a disc that would convert non-believers.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008, 11:54am
by Dr. Medulla
nigeyb wrote:I loved 'Send'.
My favourite Wire disc, a near-perfect melding of their late 70s guitar-based weirdness and 80s dugga. Best album of the millennium.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008, 11:55am
by IkarisOne
Flex wrote:I'm not quite the Wire fan Hooky is, but I've heard highlights and have some albums. I liked Object 47 but it's not exactly a disc that would convert non-believers.
That's OK. Their tour is selling out so I think they don't need it to. I really like this album. Send blew my shit away, but I find it a bit one-dimensional these days. It could use a few more tuneful tracks like Mr Marxs Table. The R&Bs and Send were Wire resetting the dial, and this is them proceeding from there.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008, 11:56am
by Wolter
Dr. Medulla wrote:
nigeyb wrote:I loved 'Send'.
Best album of the millennium.
Ahem...I think someone is forgetting something...

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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008, 12:02pm
by Dr. Medulla
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
nigeyb wrote:I loved 'Send'.
Best album of the millennium.
Ahem...I think someone is forgetting something...

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Love the subtitle: "The Dethalbum." For those who were still unsure.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008, 12:02pm
by eumaas
Listening to O47 now. Definitely hear the Beatles trace CK mentions.

Colin's my favorite Wire member tho, so it's no surprise I'd like this.

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Posted: 11 Oct 2008, 12:03pm
by Flex
eumaas wrote:Listening to O47 now. Definitely hear the Beatles trace CK mentions.

Colin's my favorite Wire member tho, so it's no surprise I'd like this.
Hey, what a coincidence. Colin's my favorite Twins fan.