Wire has been on autopilot since their 2015 self-titled release. There’s nothing wrong with the records, just none of them rise to the brilliance of Change Becomes Us. Mind Hive starts off with some pretty good rock songs. There are some strings buried in the mix and other nice touches but the record looses steam by the end. That said, Wire remains one of the few bands left whose albums I will still buy without question (18.104.22.168.s and the various remnants of Cabaret Voltaire also included).