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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
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  1. May 30, 2011
    8
    If you're looking for a trip down Nostalgia Avenue then you'll be sadly disappointed. If you're looking for invigorating, ambitious and infectious alternative rock then...BINGO!!! http://hackskeptic.com
  2. Feb 20, 2011
    6
    Initially I came across Pink Flag after a recommendation from Evan Dando of the Lemonheads (my second personal encounter, but I digress) - I canâ
  3. Jan 24, 2011
    6
    Since the creation of their own record label â
  4. Jan 17, 2011
    8
    The only thing you can expect of an album by Wire, is that, save for some rhythmic patterns that have been more or less constant, it is going to be completely different from the previous one(s). Red Barked Tree is once again an example of this. Less abrasive than Send, yet as edgy as anything the band has recorded. It would be preposterous to compare it to their classic first trilogy of albums, but at least they do offer a fresh air in today´s musical landscape, something you would expect from such a veteran outfit. Expand
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Apr 12, 2011
    80
    Red Barked Tree compares favorably with the very best of the definitive Wire. [Feb. 2011, p. 98]
  2. Mar 10, 2011
    67
    With three of four original members, Red Barked Tree evolves like a bell curve – starting cool, building to a boil, and gradually coming back down.
  3. Mar 2, 2011
    60
    Maybe with less to prove, the shapeshifters make some of their prettiest music ever here; apocalyptic vibe notwithstanding.