- Summary: The legendary band's first studio album since 1982 includes a full version of their mini-opera "Wire & Glass," which was recently released (appropriately enough) as a mini-album.
- Record Label: Republic
- Genre(s): Rock
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MojoNo one could have predicted Endless Wire would be quite this good. [Nov 2006, p.98]
Q MagazineThat it doesn't fall completely flat on its face must be considered some kind of triumph. [Dec 2006, p.126]
BlenderWhat remains is a concept that's been stewing too long and a singer who's one scream away from a hernia. [Dec 2006, p.180]
emilhNov 14, 2006They have got a hit ! Excellent album from the two surviving members of the Who and as right for the times as Tommy was in 1969. The songs They have got a hit ! Excellent album from the two surviving members of the Who and as right for the times as Tommy was in 1969. The songs are generally very good and thoughtful, not trying to copy or revive the old Who, which does not exist anymore. Excellent.… Expand
BrandonC.Aug 2, 2007Got to be a true fan to enjoy it so i guess i am go to see the who it's great!!
HerbLOct 30, 2006great album and long overdue.
FrankBDec 11, 2006There's plenty one can carp about, but I still find myself listening to it a real lot. Some good rockers and very beautiful ballads. There's plenty one can carp about, but I still find myself listening to it a real lot. Some good rockers and very beautiful ballads. People expecting the Who of 1965-75 might be disappointed, but it's completely ureasonable to expect that. On its own terms, this is a very fine album, with better songs than about 90% of what's out there (and better songs than any Who album since "By Numbers" or any Townshend album since "White City"). Good to hear Pete & Roger still have as much heart as ever.… Expand
MWNov 4, 2006It's a shame some reviewers concentrate on unsubstantiated allegations rather than on the actual music. The police decided there was no It's a shame some reviewers concentrate on unsubstantiated allegations rather than on the actual music. The police decided there was no cases to answer after investigation...remember innocent until proven guilty?? No, Endless Wire is not another Who's Next, it's not Tommy or Quadrophenia but again it is Pete Townshend articluating his views on society, aging, the internet etc and aren't we glad of something apart from meaningless, almost inarticulate gargling that we get from so many bands these days. It is different, it is daring and should we be the mindless fans who scream out at concerts "Play the old stuff" or should we listen to it, read the lyrics and album notes and try to understand what is going on. The hooks are there but not as easy to find as they were. Older yes, better...maybe, but interesting and thoiught provoking...yes, yes ,yes.… Expand
MattD.Nov 3, 2006Worth buying for "Man in a Purple Dress" alone. The album is workmanlike Who - no new classic album here, but they get by on a retro vibe.
JohnLNov 3, 2006This band sucked then and they suck even more as old men ,die already!
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