The Ideal Copy

Wire - CD - Rating: 10/10

After 154, Colin Newman picked up where 154 left off with A–Z and Graham Lewis went the experimental route and formed the almost unlistenable Dome. It seemed that Wire was no more. And then, several years later, comes The Ideal Copy (well, actually Snakedrill EP was first). This second incarnation of the band has them distancing themselves from their punk roots in favor of synths and electronics. At this point they are still straddling that sweet spot between dance music and rock that I like so much (Killing Joke veered this way for a while). Just about every song on this disc is great, but I do tend to hit the skip button when “Feed Me” plays.

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