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

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

Post by IkarisOne » 10 Oct 2008, 4:16pm

And am I correct in assuming this is Chairs Missing meets A Bell is A Cup?

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Oct 2008, 4:56pm

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.
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Post by arsebundren77 » 10 Oct 2008, 5:13pm

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.

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Post by Dirty Harry » 10 Oct 2008, 5:20pm

One Of Us Is my favourite of the new album.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Oct 2008, 5:27pm

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.
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Post by IkarisOne » 10 Oct 2008, 11:42pm

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.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Oct 2008, 10:48am

If you like Object 47 and Read & Burn 3, you'd probably like Colin and his wife Malka's group Githead.
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Post by nigeyb » 11 Oct 2008, 11:22am

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.
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Post by Flex » 11 Oct 2008, 11:51am

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.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Oct 2008, 11:54am

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.
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Post by IkarisOne » 11 Oct 2008, 11:55am

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.

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Post by Wolter » 11 Oct 2008, 11:56am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
nigeyb wrote:I loved 'Send'.
Best album of the millennium.
Ahem...I think someone is forgetting something...

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Oct 2008, 12:02pm

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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Post by eumaas » 11 Oct 2008, 12:02pm

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.
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Post by Flex » 11 Oct 2008, 12:03pm

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.
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