||1.||"Nocturnal Koreans" (2:58)|
||2.||"Internal Exile" (3:29)|
||3.||"Dead Weight" (3:03)|
||4.||"Forward Position" (4:54)|
||3.||"Pilgrim Trade" (3:11)|
||4.||"Fishes Bones" (3:07)|
Wire are approaching their fortieth anniversary working as a band, and frankly no band has any right to still sound as kinetic, skilful and fresh with ideas in the wake of four decades of cultural shifts as they do on this snappy 15th album, collected from the same sessions that wrought last year's self-titled effort yet more experimental and expansive in nature As ever, their sound is spiky yet seductive, malevolent yet melodic, with its pop flourishes burnished by glacial abstraction. Colin Gilbert's vocals remain as mysterious yet playful as ever, whether backed up by textured ambience or motorik groove, resulting in a rare gem from a national treasure in rare form.
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