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  • Audio CD (May 6, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pink Flag
  • ASIN: B00008J2I6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,622 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. In The Art Of Stopping
2. Mr Marxs Table
3. Being Watched
4. Comet
5. The Agfers Of Kodack
6. Nice Streets Above
7. Spent
8. Read And Burn
9. You Cant Leave Now
10. Half Eaten
11. 99 9

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The number of groups surviving punk's first blast still able to ply their trade with heads aloft and consciences clear can be counted on the fingers of one hand, with three digits to spare. Wire is one of them. Send is their first full length album of new music in over a decade, and contains eleven examples of their most caustic and brutally compelling output in twice that time.

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This has to be the best Wire album outside the initial 3.
Kyle E. Nipp
Highly recommended as both an introduction to Wire's work as well to those already familiar with this band.
Charles Miller
I thought Wire effortlessly forecasted future music since I already knew what the future sounded like.
J. GARRATT

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Scott McFarland on May 19, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Their best album in about 15 years, by my count. This album seems to mark a reenergized Wire, the kings of minimalist noise, who being older and wiser have gained a keen awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, and are ready and willing to make some more classic albums/CDs.
The sound harkens back to "Pink Flag" in that it is full of energy and full of insistent guitar buzz. This is a harsher sound, though. My first response to the album was "blimey, they should have more dynamics in the songs - maybe start with one distorted guitar for a minute before moving on to two". But, it hit me more correctly later. It's a mood. It's a cold, hard, angry mood.
Albums like "Manscape", while not entirely successful, hinted at what Wire can reflect - a harsh portrait of a world that has become a heartless system, where human emotion is something to be studied and manipulated rather than mythologized. Well, we're very much in that world. We're in a world dominated by a nation seemingly run by a shadow government, whose leaders tell demonstrably false lies to a population almost desperate to believe in myth. The aggression in this music, combined with the usual harsh bleak landscape, seems to me to perfectly mirror our times.
In short, it's effective art. Harsh, minimal art. If you've been a fan of Wire at any point, you should give this a spin or three.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kyle E. Nipp on August 23, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Listening to the following CD it is hard to believe that this band has been playing together in some form or another for over 25 years.This has to be the best Wire album outside the initial 3.I am suprise how this CD sounds alot like some of the Chicago area bands that were inspired by Wire in the 80's like Big Black,(Early)Naked Raygun and The Effigies.This is one of the most bombastic albums I heard since Big Black's 'Songs abouth F***N.The music is very abrasive,like Big Black's sound.The sound of this CD is kinda like Low-Fi/Hi-Fi industrial with Guitars that sounds like they were recorded by plugging straight into the mixing board.The vocals sounds like primitive version of Wire's 154 era.So if your a fan of Wire,Big Black,The Fall,Gang of Four I could not praise this cd enough so please go out and buy it maybe we can encourage others to start making decent music again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is Wire's first full-length in over a decade and gone are the New Order-ish stylings of their late 80's incarnation. "Send" isn't simply a redo of their first phase either. There are hints of "Pink Flag" in all the songs here, but it lacks the minimalistic sound of that release. From the opening of the CD to the end you are bombarded with a solid-state wash of guitars that pound out repititious licks and are topped with aggressive, often distorted vocals. They haven't completely lost their affinity to electronics and the better tracks on the CD tend to be the ones where techno elements begin to creep in. Note: 7 of the 11 tracks are from Read & Burn 1+2.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tibor Bozi on May 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Wow! First let this music wash all over you and then upon the second listen let it pound you into submission. But make sure you play your stereo at full volume both times if you can take it. This music restores my faith in the fact that a band can still rock and roll without the profit motive dangling like a carrot on a stick in front of their noses. The listener must realize that Bruce Gilbert (guitarist) is now 57 years old and this is the kind of fresh music that the group is still capable of. I don't think the same could be said of the Rolling Stones when Jagger and/or Richards were the same age. Thank you Wire. I can hardly wait for your next burst of creative energy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alan Koslowski on July 27, 2003
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While nominally a new album, Send is really a compillation of tracks from Wire's two recent EPs Read & Burn 1 & 2, assembled with four additional new songs. As such, it serves as an efficient introduction to Wire, phase III, but it's also but uneven.
The stongest tracks are culled from Read & Burn 1. On this release, Wire dramatically reconfigured the minimalist-punk blueprint they created with Pink Flag (1977), adding a huge dose of amphetamines in the form intense distortion, with just a hint of industrial influence. For a group in the third decade of their career (with most members well into their 50s), R & B 1 was remarkably vital relevant (though with all it's noisy intensity, it did take awhile for it to sink in with me).
On Read & Burn 2, Wire started to fall into a familiar pattern: After Pink Flag, Wire became progressively more difficult and deliberately arty, and made less accessible music (esp in the late 80s and early 90s). Read & Burn 2 follows a similar blueprint to it's prodecessor, but Wire employ greater use of studio effects, and the songs are more measured (much like Chairs Missing and 154). While this does does give R&B 2 more texture, it also saps much of the spontaneity, humor and accessibilty that made R&B 1 so much fun.
Unsurpringly, the best material on Send is from R&B 1. "In the Art of Stopping" and "Comet" are taut, catchy, songs driven by Gilbert's menacing guitar, Lewis & Gotobed's propulsive foundation, all put home with Newman's sardonic, funny vocals (it's refreshing that Wire have rediscovred a sense of humor). Unfortunately, only three songs here are from R&B 1, and the remaining material becomes a little tedious, and just kind of blends together (though "99.
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