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  • Summary: Unfinished material from 1979-80 were the framework for the latest release from the British post-punk band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Apr 2, 2013
    82
    History and transformation are, understandably, recurring themes in the new lyrics on Change Becomes Us, and it's a treat to have this missing link in the Wire story repaired, even if it's as much an anomaly in the present moment as Document and Eyewitness was in its time.
  2. Mar 21, 2013
    80
    They are a fuller-sounding group in 2013. [Apr 2013, p.91]
  3. Mar 21, 2013
    80
    Despite the songs' far-off beginnings, Change Becomes Us is like an aggressive, steroid-pumped continuation of the band's excellent 2011 album Red Barked Tree, a testament to the band's consistent faithfulness to the key signatures of ice-sheet psychedelia and jackhammer punk.
  4. Apr 16, 2013
    80
    Newman has pushed his voice to a human place, upon a mantle, as if finally proud of the boys. Good show. [No.97, p.61]
  5. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    Change Becomes Us sounds almost like a lost fourth Harvest release.
  6. Apr 24, 2013
    70
    When dealing with the more fully formed of the original songs, the album is extremely strong. [Apr 2013, p.58]
  7. 50
    Overall Change lacks Wire’s usual focus.

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