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This review is from: Wire 1985-1990: The A List (Audio CD)
If you have the albums on CD already then this is not an essential purchase. If like, me they are on vinyl, then this may be worth it, if only to stop getting up and down every fifteen- twenty minutes. Does not have all the tracks from Ideal Copy and A Bell is a Cup but incorporates enough to make it interesting plus some of the singles which may have passed you be - well they did me.
I don't listen to Manscape or Wir, they are sleeved away, filed under W, so this has enough on its platter to sustain my interest, because these two albums were sublime. Not to everyones taste that is for sure, but the Kinks/Beatles harmonies set to a New Order style beat and the Wire trademark vocals/lyrics printed on top were nerve tuggers.
Plays as a constant entre within the house without any requests to turn it down or off, this is a turning point.