WIRE - Silver / Lead LP
Change Becomes Us still holds up as a very good – sometimes great – Wire record, which makes sense when you consider that a handful of it are re-works of older songs. By contrast, their self-titled and slightly experimental Nocturnal Koreans were collections of mild tunes and minimal atmosphere. I was hoping Silver/Lead would be more like the former, a chance to praise the band as the hardest-working and best longest-lasting post-punk outfit. Who else? The Fall? Silver/Lead is a great punk rock album.