A Bell Is a Cup Until it Is Struck
Wire continues its slide towards mid-eighties dance music with this collection of songs. There’s a dreamy, goth-y quality to this album which may take a little getting used to if you jump from Wire’s first records to this. I know it took me several listens to accept it and fully embrace dance-Wire. I now consider songs like “Kidney Bingos” and “Boiling Boy” to be among the band’s best work.