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Mind Hive


Mind Hive

Sixteenth studio album from the veteran English post-punk band

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    On their compact yet complex 17th album, the legendary post-punkers reinvent their enduring strengths as they lament humanity's vicious, and violent, circles
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Post-punk pioneers Wire continue their late period renaissance with a new synthesis of all of their most endearing qualities on Mind Hive
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  3. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Forty years young and still bearing surprises, Wire's latest, Mind Hive, sees the post punk legends continue to evolve
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  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    We are lucky to have Wire; we are lucky to have this album
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  5. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    Striking the perfect balance between sound and message
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  6. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    As always seems to be the case with this crew, these tunes are invested with enviable reserves of contemporary energy which ensure they’re served up fresh and minus the merest hint of parody
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Lurid yet skillfully inconclusive music for these precarious times. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Q

    A serious sustaining of quality. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Follows a more varied set of strategies that yield both the dreamy haze of "Unrepentant" and the punishing grind of the eight-minute "Hung." Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    ‘Mind Hive’ will be remembered as an album that reminds us a price tag still can’t be put on our integrity – artistic or moral
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  11. 8.0 |   The FT

    The band’s 17th studio album is a tribute to their ability to withstand the lure of nostalgia
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  12. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The band have added taut melodies, lush electronics and lyrics of prickling anxiety to the distorted guitar chaos: this is such a good album
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  13. 7.0 |   Long Live Vinyl

    They may be older now, but Wire’s anger is still invigorating
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  14. 7.0 |   DIY

    Youngsters take note, the past can be your friend
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  15. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The venerable avant-garde rockers expand their visions of devolution into a compact and sometimes even upbeat-sounding journey on their 17th LP
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  16. 5.0 |   No Ripcord

    Wire’s music is supposed to make you think like an art student and rage like a nightclubber in equal measures, something they consistently accomplish when they’re on their game. But with Mind Hive, they’ve settled for less
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