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  • Summary: The first album for the punk band without Bruce Gilbert, who left in 2004.
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  1. Of all the bands in the rock canon, Wire may be the best embodiment of the term “forward-thinking” that is so vogue nowadays, and Object 47 keeps with the mantra with stunning results.
  2. Object 47 does an excellent job of making a leap toward the avant-pop side of the pop/punk wire walked by…uh…Wire on "Chairs Missing" and "154."
  3. Deprived of Bruce Gilbert's guitar, these fractious lifers return to and improve on their dance-rock '80s.
  4. 80
    Their first album without guitarist Bruce Gilbert draws on their strength as writers of nuanced pop, producing, in the mellow rumble of 'One Of Us,' 'Mekon Headman' and Perspex Icon,' a few more for the next Best Of.
  5. Object 47 is proof that Wire’s edge remains as sharp as ever.
  6. Even when the vocals are being run through processors and the guitars are distorted, it still feels managed, and a lack of high-range makes it inviting and easy to listen to even at its noisiest.
  7. 40
    Neither sparkly nor weird enough. [Sep 2008, p.110]

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