Album review

Various Artists - The Wire 20 1982-2002

Subtitled "Adventures In Modern Music", independent music magazine The Wire champions avant-garde music of all persuasions, be it rock, pop, ethno-industrial, electronic or jazz. To celebrate The Wire's 20th anniversary, Mute are releasing an audio edition of the magazine. Beautifully packaged and annotated, this 42-track collection compresses two decades' worth of quarks, strangeness and charm, including Sonic Youth, Coil, This Heat, Fela Kuti, Terry Riley, King Tubby and Suicide. Can't fail, can it?

Rating: 4 / 10


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