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  • Summary: The first album for the punk band without Bruce Gilbert, who left in 2004.
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  1. Wire is a great band who have often been daunting to approach, so the really dazzling thing about Object 47 is just how approachable and digestible it is.
  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. That misstep ['Patient Flees'] aside, no band mocks harder, and Object 47 is a smartly sardonic piece of work on par with Wire's late-'70s heyday.
  4. At 35 minutes long, Object 47 is the perfect length: short, to the point, and boasting some of Wire's most vital music.
  5. 80
    Scuffed-up and brainy, Object 47 finds Wire still beguiling after all these years.
  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. Wire have consistently proclaimed a dedication to looking forward, yet many of the dance-rock collisions here seem rooted in the late 1980s/early 90s.

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