Send

Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. This album is an incredible disappointment- right when Wire was beginning to build up momentum; there’s not even enough new material here to fill a third EP, and the recontextualizing of the Read & Burn songs hardly makes it more worthwhile.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. ScottS
    Jan 27, 2006
    10
    I own three CDs by this band (Send, A Bell is A Cup Until it is Struck, and The Ideal Copy). There is no common denominator...everything I own three CDs by this band (Send, A Bell is A Cup Until it is Struck, and The Ideal Copy). There is no common denominator...everything sounds different. Better yet, all their stuff seems to break new ground in rock. Send rocks heavily in a sort of post-punk, heavily synthesized and brilliantly mixed fashion. It's difficult not to tap your toes and wince as your eardrums are accosted by harsh vocals, guitars, and effects. Not to mention a consistent fast drum beat that keeps the rocous sound frothing and boiling without falling apart. What Wire has done here seems like a logical extension of their early experimental punk and 80s synth pop stuff. The lyrics continue to be sparse and artsy, the music is just...different. I cannot think of any other band that is breaking new ground in musical frontiers 30 years after their first album. Very impressive. Full Review »
  2. olznillzthaman
    May 1, 2003
    10
    Absoultely brilliant. What more is there to say?