Change Becomes Us

Wire - CD - Rating: 10/10

For this record the band finished recording songs that they had been writing back when they broke-up in the late 70’s. There are live versions of these songs from that era on Document and Eyewitness, but I wasn’t very familiar with those recordings. This isn’t a complete throwback and the tunes are firmly within the sonic range of their post-2000s incarnation. Had this come out in 1980 I suspect it would have been far more experimental which may have been spectacular, but it may also have been Dome. As it is, I would still consider this to be among the band’s best work. I may even be so bold as to say I like it better than Pink Flag. Heresy, I know, but it really is that good.

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