Endless Wire

  • Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2006
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The nine tracks you must navigate before you get to the mini-opera seem like a trudge.
  2. It's the mini-opera that moves spryly compared to the proper rock album half.
  3. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    'Endless Wire' isn't quite as awful as it should be. [28 Oct 2006, p.33]
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    That it doesn't fall completely flat on its face must be considered some kind of triumph. [Dec 2006, p.126]
  5. The album is unlistenable for a simple reason: Roger Daltrey.
  6. Strangely, all the missing elements and nostalgia-grabs that make the first half of Endless Wire such a sad listen organize themselves into a form that is faintly exciting for the second part.
  7. Pete, sweetheart. Enough with the rock operas already, "mini" or otherwise.
  8. Townshend's faith in rock 'n' roll as an appropriate vehicle for his biggest ideas is admirable, but Endless Wire does little to justify his devotion.
  9. Paste Magazine
    40
    The songs are mostly weird, overly familiar, or simply bland. [Dec 2006, p.89]
  10. Blender
    40
    What 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]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Jun 15, 2015
    0
    The Who have sucked since the death of Keith Moon in 1978. The surviving members should have shut the band down in 1978 and lived off theirThe Who have sucked since the death of Keith Moon in 1978. The surviving members should have shut the band down in 1978 and lived off their greatness. Instead, Pete Townshend decided to grab as much money as he could before he dies. Full Review »
  2. BrandonC.
    Aug 2, 2007
    10
    Got to be a true fan to enjoy it so i guess i am go to see the who it's great!!
  3. ChazS.
    Jun 3, 2007
    10
    Every song is so good it could be from a greatest hits compilation.